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Pork and Chorizo Burgers with Pineapple Sriracha

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PORK AND CHORIZO BURGERS WITH PINEAPPLE AND SRIRACHA
Serves 6
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Burger Ingredients
  1. 8 ounces smoked Spanish chorizo, links with the casings removed
  2. 1lb pound ground pork
  3. 1/3 cup bread crumbs, dried
  4. 1 large egg, beaten
  5. 2 scallions, finely chopped
  6. 2 tablespoons red bell pepper, finely chopped
  7. 1 clove garlic, minced
  8. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  9. 6 fresh pineapple rings, cut about 1/2-inch thick
  10. 6 hamburger buns, preferably sweet Hawaiian style, split
  11. Fresh cilantro leaves, as garnish
Sriracha Aioli Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  2. 1 clove garlic, pressed through a garlic press
  3. 1 teaspoon Sriracha chili sauce
Sriracha Aioli
  1. Mix mayonnaise, garlic and Sriracha sauce together in small bowl.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Extra aioli can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Burgers
  1. Finely chop chorizo in a food processor or with a large knife.
  2. Gently mix together ground pork, chopped chorizo, breadcrumbs, egg, scallions, red pepper, garlic and salt.
  3. Shape into 6 patties about 3/4-inch thick.
  4. Refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat, about 450 degrees F.
  6. Lightly oil grill grate.
  7. Grill burgers, with the lid closed, for 5 minutes.
  8. Turn burgers, and add pineapple to grill.Finish cooking burger until the internal temperature reads 160 degrees F. on a digital meat thermometer (about 4 to 5 minutes more), turning once or twice, until hot and seared on both sides.
  9. Grill pineapple rings until browned on each side.
  10. Remove from grill.
  11. Toast buns on grill, about 1 minute.
  12. Build burgers on buns with 1 1/2 tablespoons ai╠łoli, 1 pineapple ring, and cilantro leaves to taste. Serve immediately.
Serving Suggestions
  1. Add Asian-style slaw with shredded Napa cabbage and carrots, sliced scallions and teriyaki salad dressing for a unique flavor.
Nutritional Information
  1. Based on 96% lean ground pork
  2. Calories 520 calories
  3. Protein 32 grams
  4. Fat 23 grams
  5. Sodium 970 milligrams
  6. Cholesterol 110 milligrams
  7. Saturated Fat 7 grams
  8. Carbohydrates 48 grams
  9. Fiber 1 grams
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