Tex-Mex Ground Pork Burgers

created by Lindsay Jones

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Pork burgers

More than just a burger, this Tex-Mex wonder is five layers of magic: Start with toasted bun then add tangy salsa, FARMER JOHN® Extra Lean Ground Pork (with an amazing mix-in—potato chips), sautéed chilies, salsa, oh and another bun. Yum!

Cook Time: 21-24 min

Servings: 6-8 Burgers


  • 2 lbs. FARMER JOHN® Extra Lean Ground Pork
  • 1/2 cup HERDEZ® Salsa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup potato chips, crushed
  • 1/2 cup green onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbs. barbecue sauce
  • 3 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3/4 tsp Chipotle pepper, ground
  • Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 2 Pasilla chiles, seeds removed and sliced into 1/2 inch thick strips
  • 1 tbs. garlic powder
  • 1 tbs. agave syrup or honey
  • 1 1/2 cups corn, roasted (you can use canned, fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup black beans, drained
  • 3/4 cup jicama, diced into small cubes
  • 1 cup HERDEZ® Salsa
  • 1 tbs. lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt (more or less to taste)
  • 6 hamburger buns (use your favorite)


In large bowl, combine FARMER JOHN® Ground Pork, HERDEZ® Salsa and eggs using large spoon or fork. Add crushed potato chips, green onion, garlic, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, and Chipotle pepper. Mix gently until well combined. Set aside.

In large pan, add 2 tablespoons olive oil and heat on medium-high for about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium and cook slices of chiles in a single layer. Sauté for 2-3 minutes per side. Sprinkle with garlic powder and drizzle agave overtop, then stir and let cook 1 more minute. Remove from pan and set aside.

Heat remaining olive oil in pan over medium heat for about one minute. Add corn and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until corn begins to brown. Remove from heat and place in medium bowl. Add beans, jicama, HERDEZ® Salsa, lime juice, and salt. Toss to combine, drain, then set aside.

Form burgers into 1-inch thick, even patties. Coat large skillet with thin layer of oil and heat on medium-high for 1 minute. Add burgers and cook about 4 minutes per side, until the interior temperature reaches 155°F. Check to make sure burgers are cooked through before serving, but do not over cook or they will be dry.

While burgers cook, place buns, face open, on baking sheet and broil on high for 2-3 minutes, or until edges just begin to brown.

Cut chiles in half so each slice is about 2 inches long.

To assemble burger, spread approximately 2 tablespoons salsa mixture on bottom bun, add burger patty, a few slices of chile, 2 more tablespoons salsa mixture, and top with bun. Serve while hot and love every bite!