Tuesday, June 17, 2008

BBQ Pork Burgers

I am pretty proud of myself. I have successfully planned the last several meals for our house a week in advance and actually followed through! I don't mind going to the store, but I find that I spend a lot less money if I just go once. It doesn't hurt that this week we are still enjoying the leftover goodies of Fathers Day (such as DQ ice cream cake and deviled eggs!)so that is helping ease the dinner budget as well. It's been pretty busy this week and last. I had a catering event for 30 peeps at my friend Mark's house. Mark lives in a gorgeous house in Lee's Summit and was kind enough to ask me to cater the event. More on this later...
A few weeks ago Elly blogged about some asian pork burgers and they looked really good. I did some research and found a recipe for some BBQ Pork Burgers and these looked like they might be more our speed.
We were very pleased with how these turned out! They were very moist and had great flavor. They were lighter than a beef burger but not as bland as your average turkey burg. I was careful to make sure the patties were not terribly thick so that they would cook well and through. I fear uncooked pork :)
Yes, those are waffle fries and paper plates in my picture! Wanna judge me?
Add these to your next planned menu-you won't be let down!

BBQ Po'k Burgers

1 pound of lean ground pork (This made about three good sized patties)
1/3 cup bbq sauce. I used some home made sauce. I would recommend something with a kick to it
Cheese of course-I bought some meunster today and that was gooood.
2 or 3 T of dried bread crumbs

Preheat grill or grillpan to medium high. Mix meat and bbq sauce together, add in breadcrumbs. Shape into patties and grill until thouroghly cooked-about 6 or 7 minutes on each side.