Pork and Chorizo Burgers with Pineapple and Sriracha

Pork and Chorizo Burgers with Pineapple and Sriracha
  • TOTAL PREP TIME25 minutes
  • DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY Easy

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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces smoked Spanish chorizo links with the casings removed
  • 1 pound 96% lean ground pork
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs dried
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 2 scallions finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 fresh pineapple rings cut about 1/2-inch thick
  • 6 hamburger buns preferably sweet Hawaiian style, split
  • Fresh cilantro leaves as garnish
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic pressed through a garlic press
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha chili sauce

Preparation

To make aïoli: Mix mayonnaise, garlic and Sriracha sauce together in small bowl. Set aside. Extra aioli can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To make burgers: Finely chop chorizo in a food processor or with a large knife. Gently mix together ground pork, chopped chorizo, breadcrumbs, egg, scallions, red pepper, garlic and salt.Shape into 6 patties about 3/4-inch thick.Refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes.

Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat, about 450 degrees F.

Lightly oil grill grate.Grill burgers, with the lid closed, for 5 minutes. Turn burgers, and add pineapple to grill.Finish cooking burger until the internal temperature reads 160 degrees F. on a digital meat thermometer (about 4 to 5 minutes more), turning once or twice, until hot and seared on both sides. Grill pineapple rings until browned on each side. Remove from grill.

Toast buns on grill, about 1 minute. Build burgers on buns with 1 1/2 tablespoons aïoli, 1 pineapple ring, and cilantro leaves to taste. Serve immediately.


6 servings