Hawaiian Pork Burgers

Photo: Annabelle Brakey; Styling: Dan Becker
Time: 30 minutes. Sweet barbecue sauce and zingy pineapple are a natural combo, and the English muffin "buns" are just the right size for the burgers.

Yield:

Serves 4

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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 482
Caloriesfromfat 37 %
Protein 28 g
Fat 20 g
Satfat 6.8 g
Carbohydrate 47 g
Fiber 1.9 g
Sodium 886 mg
Cholesterol 80 mg

Ingredients

1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained
1/3 cup barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 pound ground pork
1/4 cup plain dried bread crumbs
2 tablespoons minced onion
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 English muffins, split and toasted
8 large fresh basil leaves

Preparation

1. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for medium heat (350° to 450°; you can hold your hand 5 in. above cooking grate only 5 to 7 seconds). In a small bowl, combine pineapple, barbecue sauce, and soy sauce. Set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, combine pork, bread crumbs, onion, ginger, brown sugar, cayenne, and salt. Shape mixture into 4 patties. Cook, turning once, until slightly charred and cooked the way you like them, about 7 minutes total for medium.

3. Put each burger on a muffin half. Top each with 2 basil leaves, about 2 tbsp. sauce, and the muffin top.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per burger.

Note:

Dorothy Reinhold, Malibu, CA,

August 2009