Island Pork Burgers

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Recipe by Shockingly Delicious

SERVINGS
4
PREP TIME
30
MIN
COOK TIME
8
MIN
TOTAL TIME
38
MIN
DIFFICULTY
Medium

Sauce

  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, well drained
  • 1/3 cup bottled barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or Tamari – lower sodium preferred

Burgers

  • 16 ounces Farmer John Ground Pork
  • 4 tablespoons fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced shallot – or can use onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced fresh ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely minced or pressed
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper – optional
  • 4 brioche burger buns, split – or you could even use English muffins, toasted
  • 20 large fresh basil leaves
  • Additional fresh fruit for the plate
  1. Make the sauce: In a small bowl, mix pineapple, barbecue sauce and soy sauce. You should have aboiut 3/4 cup. Set aside.
  2. Make the burgers: In a mixing bowl, stir together ground pork, bread crumbs, shallot, ginger, garlic, sugar, cayenne and 1/4 cup of the prepared sauce until well blended. Shape into 4 patties.  If needed can be refrigerated overnight, covered.
  3. When ready to eat, heat grill to medium hot and grill pork patties until done. Place buns on plates, spoon 1/4 of remaining sauce on each muffin and top with 5 basil leaves and a grilled pork burger patty.
  4. Serves 4.