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The Other Burger (Pork)
Recipe by National Pork Board
Yield 4 servings
Create a variety of pork burgers on the grill with the different herbs and spices.
1 pound Ground pork
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
Gently mix together ground pork and seasonings, shape into 4 burgers about 3/4-inch in thickness. Place on grill over moderate-hot coals, lower hood and grill for 5 minutes; turn and finish grilling 4-5 minutes more, until an instant read thermometer reads 160F. Serve immediately, on sandwich buns if desired.
* Eastern Burger: To Other Burger basic mix, add 2 teaspoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons dry sherry and 1 tablespoon grated ginger root.
* Veggie Burger: To Other Burger basic mix, add 3 drops hot pepper sauce, 1 grated carrot and 3 tablespoons chopped parsley.
* South of the Border Burger: To Other Burger basic mix, add 1/4 teaspoon EACH ground cumin, oregano, seasoned salt and crushed red chiles.
* Italian Burger: To Other Burger basic mix, add one crushed garlic clove, one teaspoon crushed fennel seed and 2 teaspoons EACH red wine and olive oil.
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