How Do You Make Pork Burgers?

After the success of the royal burger recipe, I thought it to be appropriate to show you another quirky burger recipe, the pork burgers.

While growing up in the country when I was young had its ups and downs. One of the advantages of having livestock was the fresh meat we could have as a family. All the hard work of raising animals and the time and energy spent ensuring they were fed and cared for was worth it. We raised chickens, beef, and pigs.

Pork meat was always one of our favorite meats for a meal. It was a thick juicy pork chop or thick-cut smoked bacon. However, my favorite was when we would cook up some pork burgers.

Pork Burgers

Easy Pork Burgers

Pork burgers are simple to make and they won’t cost much more than lean ground beef. The taste is a nice change from the standard hamburger and the preparation is super easy. You don’t need to add a whole bunch of fillers to the meat either, it holds up on its’ own. The only thing I add is my own pork seasoning blend during cooking, that’s all. Now I know one of the complaints that people have with pork is that it can be dry. In my opinion, that is because most people overcook their pork. You should never cook pork without using an instant-read thermometer. This is a well-cooked pork burger is done when its internal temperature is 160 F degrees. This is normally achieved by cooking over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes on each side.

Pork Burgers As One of The Best Burgers

In addition to being more affordable than beef burgers, some people also maintain that pork burgers are healthier than beef burgers. Long utilized as a flavor enhancer in hamburger recipes, pork has recently gained popularity among foodies and consumers for its all-pork burgers. Whether it is prepared at home or in a grocery store, lean ground pork is typically used to make pork burgers. Pork burgers can be prepared in a variety of ways with different flavors, toppings, sauces, and buns. A pig burger can be prepared almost identically to a beef burger.

These Grilled Pork Burgers will be your go-to if you’re in the market for a new kind of burger. They are delicious, in addition to being incredibly simple to prepare and grilling up quickly. Your pork burgers should be served with lettuce, tomato, onions, and a large helping of garlic cream sauce on top. Using an air fryer to cook handmade pork burgers is a quick and simple way to serve up a tasty meal. These flavorful air fryer pork patties are juicy and sure to wow the entire family.

My Favorite Pork Burgers

One of my favorite ground pork air fryer recipes is for these pork patties. It cooks quickly, is easy to prepare, and tastes great! This recipe for pork burger patties will teach you how to prepare them using simple components that are available at your local grocery store. As much as you’ll enjoy eating them, I’m sure you’ll enjoy creating these pig burgers. The majority of kids enjoy hamburgers and anything else made with ground meat, so this recipe is suitable for them, and you can even pack these for your children’s school lunch.

Pork Burgers

Just like hamburgers, there are many different options when deciding what to top your pork burger with. I prefer to keep it hearty and simple. A thick slice of tomato and red onion on a whole grain Ciabatta bun sounded great this time. I also made a mayonnaise spread with the pork seasoning, check it out in the recipe below.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe?

  • Easy and quick
  • Simple ingredients
  • Pack with nutrients
  • Juicy and tender
  • Crowd favorite

Health Benefits

Iron and zinc, two vitamins and minerals that your body needs to function, are abundant in pork. Furthermore, it’s a fantastic source of top-notch protein. Pork that has received little processing and has been properly cooked, when consumed in balance, has certain advantages for your diet.

May Help Muscle Maintenance

Pork’s high-quality proteins give you the critical amino acids you need to develop new muscles. Sarcopenia, often known as old age-related muscle damage and degeneration, is most common after the age of 50. Consuming high-quality pig protein and maintaining a healthy lifestyle may assist sarcopenia’s consequences to be slowed down or even reversed.

May Increase Muscle Performance

The proteins in pork support the maintenance and enhancement of healthy muscles as well as the regeneration of new muscle mass. The beta-alanine protein complex carnosine, which is abundant in pork, helps in reducing fatigue and enhancing physical performance.

May Help Cells Grow and Function

Thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B12, and B6 are all abundant in pork. The body uses these B-vitamins to transform food into energy. They are necessary for the production of DNA, hormones, and red blood cells in the nervous system and brain. Additionally linked to anxiety, despair, and other psychological diseases are B-vitamin deficiencies, according to research. It has been discovered that vitamin B12 in particular may help prevent anxiety.

May Help Lose Weight

Pork meat is suitable for low-carb weight loss diets like Ketogenic since it is high in protein and contains neither sugar nor carbs. Moreover, it has been discovered that regular eating of lean hog meat can help people lose weight and reduce their body fat.

Potential Risk

After learning about the advantages of pork, let’s look at the dangers that could result from consuming pork.

Can Be High In Sodium and Saturated Fats:

Despite being a good source of essential vitamins and minerals, pork can also be packed with sodium and fats. Pork flesh is prepared through a preservation process that involves adding salt and spices.

Might Increase the Risk of Cancer:

When pork is cooked over high heat, such as when grilling or barbecuing, heterocyclic amines, which are harmful substances, may occur. Chemical preservatives like nitrogen, which have also been linked to significant health risks, may be included in various cured pork products, including bacon.

Storing Tips

Store: Any leftovers should be eaten within 3 days and kept in the fridge in a sealed jar.

Pork patties can be heated thoroughly in the air fryer at 360°F/180°C for 3–4 mins or in the oven for 1–2 minutes.

Freezing: In a refrigerated, freeze fresh patties. Once they are frozen, you can store them more easily by placing them in a zip-top plastic bag. Utilize in three months.

There is no need to thaw frozen hamburger patties before cooking them. As though you were air-frying them from scratch, put them in the machine and cook them for 15-20 minutes at 360°F/180°C. Use an instant-read thermometer to check that the center of the thickest section of the frozen burgers has reached at least 160°F/72°C when cooking them to ensure they have reached the safe internal temperature.

Nutrition Information

Per serving:

Calories 518 kcal Carbohydrates 8 g
Protein 26 g Fat 41 g
Saturated Fat 13 g Cholesterol 118 mg
Sugar 2 g Sodium 298 mg
Potassium 521 mg Fiber 1 g
Iron 2 mg Calcium 51 mg
Vitamin A 99IU Vitamin C 2 mg

Final Thoughts

If you enjoy this recipe you may also be intrigued by our quick and easy cheeseburger pies recipe that has been proven to be the queen of all desserts for all well-planned meals.

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Try a different burger for dinner tonight. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com
Serves: Four pork burgers
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 red tomato
  • 1 package multigrain ciabatta sandwich rolls
Pork Seasoning Blend
  • 5 teaspoons Seasoned Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground Cumin
Mayonnaise topping
  • 2 Tablespoon Hellmann's mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon Pork Seasoning Blend
Instructions
  1. Make your pork patties about ½" thick (1/4# per burger)
  2. Liberally apply pork seasoning
  3. Grill for 5-7 minutes each side or until internal temperature is 160 F
  4. Let burgers rest for 10 minutes
  5. Serve with your choice of buns and toppings

Have you tried Pork Burgers? How do you change up the usual burger meal?

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