Pork Burgers on Sandwich Buns

Pork Burgers on Sandwich Buns
  • TOTAL PREP TIME15 minutes
  • DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • seasoned pepper
  • 4 large soft sandwich buns

Preparation

Divide pork into four portions and shape into patties about 3/4-inch thick, handling meat as little as possible. Sprinkle both sides of patties with seasoned pepper. Grill over direct heat over medium-hot fire 5 minutes per side, turning once, until an instant read thermometer reads 160 degrees F. Serve immediately on buns with favorite condiments.

Serves 4

* For regional burgers, top with:
Santa Fe Burger -- Fresh guacamole, spicy salsa and chile peppers. Serve open-faced on corn bread.

Georgia Burger -- Fresh peach slices and crispy strips of bacon. Serve on a honey-wheat roll.

Pacific Burger -- Sunflower seeds, grilled pineapple slice and honey Dijon-style mustard. Serve on sourdough bread.

* For international burgers, top with:
Caribbean Burger -- Mango slices, hot pepper sauce, slices of red onion and chopped fresh cilantro. Serve on grilled burger bun brushed with olive oil.

Mediterranean Burger -- A mixture of plain yogurt, chopped fresh dill and chopped cucumber. Serve in a pita bread pocket.

Italian Burger -- A dab of pesto and a mix of shredded mozzarella, Parmesan, Romano and provolone cheeses. Serve on focaccia.

Thai Burger -- A peanut sauce mixture made from peanut butter, hot pepper oil and a dash of soy sauce. Serve on grilled burger bun brushed with hot pepper infused oil.