Sunday, May 2, 2010

Chipotle Pork Burgers

I love trying new recipes for burgers and this is my new favorite! We recently joined a new CSA (community supported agriculture), Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm. In our first batch we received ground pork. The one thing I love about getting meat from CSA, is that I am always challenged to cook with new ingredients and I see what meat should look like. I think it is wrong that food companies have changed the way meat looks. Enough of my rant, I could go on forever. Back to the burgers, these burgers get a delicious smokey flavor from the adobo and a nice sweet tang from the tomatillo.

Recipe- based on Gourmet magazine
makes 4 burgers

lb ground pork
2 teaspoons minced chipotle in adobo sauce plus 1 teaspoon adobo sauce
garlic cloves minced
4 slices Muenster cheese
hamburger buns, toasted- I used onion rolls.
1 large tomatillo, husked, rinsed and then sliced
1/2 small avocado, sliced

I just started using tomatillos in my cooking in the past year. They are so flavorful. First peel the husk off and then rinse well. With this recipe, simply slice them just like a tomato. Set aside.

Mix together pork, adobo, garlic and a little salt. It is easiest to use your hands. When mixed thoroughly, form into 4 patties.

You can either cook these on the grill or in a pan. Cook for 4 minutes on 1 side, flip and cook for 1 more minute, then top with cheese, and cook till the cheese is just melted.

Place on a toasted bun and top with tomatillo and avocado.

I served them with roasted potatoes, so delicious!


  1. I've never had a pork burger, these sound really good and I love avocado on my burgers!

  2. They were so delicious! Definitely give them try!