I recently got my hands on some Ham Burgers – these burger patties are ground, fresh ham meat from this heritage hog. This pork ham-burger is full of marbling and it comes already in a burger patty form.
So I decided to flip an old classic “bacon burger” around. I’m using this pork burger and beef bacon.
For my grilled pork burger, I just season with my basic AP rub. The recipe for my AP rub is below:
- 4 parts salt
- 2 parts granulated garlic
- 1 part black pepper
The best method for grilling any burger is to use a good grate to get those great grill marks, and then cook your burger 2 -3 minutes, give your burger a 90 degree turn and allow it to cook for another 2 -3 minutes. Then you can flip your burger and repeat the process.
This method for grilling burgers gives you the most even cook and the best presentation. If you are cooking larger, thicker burgers you might need to increase your cook time on each side… but with these pork burgers they are only 1/3 pound each, so 4 total minutes on each side is perfect.
Once the pork burgers are grilled, it’s time to assemble. For my Bacon Burgers, I’m doing things differently. I’m using a pork burger and beef bacon.
I use a good sesame seed bun, mayo, pork burger, beef bacon and then top it all with lettuce, onion, tomato and pickle.
Pork Burger with Beef Bacon on the Grill