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Cuban-style Pork Burgers

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Cuban-style Pork Burgers
Serves 6
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
  1. 8 ounces smoked spanish chorizo, links with casings removed
  2. 1 pound ground pork
  3. 1/3 cup bread crumbs, dried
  4. 1 large egg, beaten
  5. 1 small yellow onion, minced
  6. 1/3 cup green bell pepper, minced
  7. 1 clove garlic, minced
  8. 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  9. 6 hamburger buns, split
  10. 6 tablespoons thousand island dressing
  11. 2 cups shoestring potatoes, (potato sticks)
  12. 6 green lettuce leaves
  1. Finely chop chorizo in a food processor or with a large knife. Gently mix together ground pork, chopped chorizo, breadcrumbs, egg, onion, green pepper, garlic and salt.Shape into 6 patties about 3/4-inch thick.Refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Prepare a grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat, about 450 degrees F.
  3. Grill burgers, with the lid closed, for 5 minutes.Turn and finish cooking for 4 to 5 minutes more, until cooked through or until the internal temperature reads 160 degrees F on a digital meat thermometer.Remove from grill.
  4. Toast buns on the grill, about 1 minute per side.Build burgers on buns with 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing, 1/3 cup shoestring potatoes and one lettuce leaf.Serve immediately.
  1. Try these burgers with a cool Caribbean-salad of marinated tomatoes and cucumbers with avocado chunks in lime vinaigrette.
Nutritional Information
  1. Calories: 510 calories
  2. Protein: 32 grams
  3. Fat: 27 grams
  4. Sodium: 1070 milligrams
  5. Cholesterol: 115 milligrams
  6. Saturated Fat: 8 grams
  7. Carbohydrates: 34 grams
  8. Fiber: 2 grams
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