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.
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
How to Make It
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.
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.
Put each burger on a muffin half. Top each with 2 basil leaves, about 2 tbsp. sauce, and the muffin top.
We thought these were great! The burgers were tasty, and the sauce was delicious. We made them exactly as stated in the recipe except that we served them on buns instead of english muffins. We served them with grilled corn and beet chips. We'll definitely be having them again.
Delicious! The only place I deviated from the recipe was bread crumbs -- I only had seasoned bread crumbs on hand, so I used those and omitted the salt. Also, I used whole wheat English muffins. Loved it. Would definitely make again. Served with sweet corn and salad.
There are five in our family and only two of us *sorta* liked them. The others thought they had no flavor/bland/dry but liked the sauce. They definetely need help and I even saw the author's original recipe before Sunset fiddled with it and added the garlic that Sunset omitted, etc. and still it wasn't quite up to being a *repeat, make again* recipe in our home.
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