Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
18 Mins
Makes 4 servings

Ground pork is becoming more common in the meat case. You can also ask your butcher to grind it. Usually the lean-to-fat ratio is similar to ground chuck. We find French hamburger buns at Publix grocery stores.

How to Make It

Step 1

Coat cold cooking grate of grill with cooking spray, and place on grill. Preheat grill to 350° to 400°(medium-high) heat.

Step 2

Gently combine pork and reserved 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise mixture until blended, using hands. Shape into 4 (4-inch-wide, 1-inch-thick) patties.

Step 3

Stir together butter and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl until well blended. Sprinkle each patty with about 2 Tbsp. pecan mixture (about 1 Tbsp. on each side), gently pressing to adhere.

Step 4

Grill pecan-covered pork patties, covered with grill lid, over 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer inserted into centers registers 155°.

Step 5

Grill buns, cut sides down, 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly toasted. Serve burgers on buns with lettuce and Dried Apricot-Chipotle Mayonnaise.

Ratings & Reviews

cjbuddy's Review

March 03, 2010
This was better than I expected! Anytime I open up a can of chipotle chilies for a recipe I look for other recipes that I can incorporate the rest of the chilies into. This combination of ingredients intrigued me so I thought why not? The only changes I made were subbing shallots for the green onions as that is what I had on hand and used a small amount of spring mix instead of butter lettuce. Will make this one again for sure and may even offer it at a cookout to change it up and surprise the skeptics.


May 15, 2009
We made this last night and absolutely loved it. It was raining so we couldn't grill but it was delicious cooked on the stove. We will be making this again.