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Hawaiian Pork Burgers

Photo: Annabelle Brakey; Styling: Dan Becker
Total time 30 mins
Yield Serves 4
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.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

  4. Note: Nutritional analysis is per burger.