Asian Pork Burgers

Asian Pork Burgers – An Asian spin on a classic American meal! Ground pork burger patties topped with a delicious Asian slaw! Asian pork burgers are perfect for summer grilling!

Asian Pork Burgers

Asian Pork Burgers

Welcome to day one of #CookoutWeek 2018! So when I started brainstorming cookout-worthy recipes for this year, I immediately knew I wanted to do a burger with Asian flavors in it.  Having been working on my Japanese Recipe Collection recently, my pantry was well stocked with everything I could need to do an Asian burger of some sort.  With pork being a very common meat used in Asian, I thought “why not make it into a burger!” and thus, this Asian pork burger was born.

So this burger is super simple to make.  It is just ground pork, green onions, garlic, and ginger in the patty and then broccoli slaw, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and more green onions in the Asian slaw.  Easy peasy.  Plus, the recipe only takes 25 minutes to make!

I really love the pop of color that the slaw gives the burger along with a bit of a crunchy texture.  I would highly suggest making it to go with the burger, it’s an awesome addition!

Make sure to go and check out the #CookoutWeek giveaway by clicking HERE and follow along all week to see all of the other delicious cookout recipes I’m sharing! There is sides, desserts, and more!

Ground Pork Burgers

Common questions about making pork burgers

How long do you cook ground pork patties?

A ground pork patty should be cooked approximately 6-7 minutes over medium heat on a grill or 7-8 minutes in a grill pan on a stove over medium heat.

Is ground pork good for you?

Pork tends to be higher in fat than other similar meats but is also a white meat like chicken.  It can be fine in moderation but if you are watching your fat intake, then try using either ground chicken or a leaner ground turkey instead of ground pork.

How do you cook ground pork?

Some of the popular ways to use ground pork include:

  • Pork patties
  • Cooking the ground pork in a skillet
  • Meatballs
  • Stir fry
  • Tacos
  • Potstickers
  • Chinese pork buns
  • Breakfast sausage
  • Chili

What color is cooked ground pork?

Ground pork may still be pink and that is okay as long as it has been cooked to the proper temperature.  In most cases, if the pork is completely tan, then it will be over cooked.

What is the safe temperature for pork?

The same temperature for ground pork is 160 degrees but for pork chops, pork steaks, and pork roasts, the temperature needs to be at least 145 degrees.

 

Asian Burger

Other tips and tricks on this asian pork burger recipe

  • If you don’t eat or enjoy pork, feel free to sub in a different ground meat such as ground turkey, chicken, or beef instead.
  • Want to spice up this asian pork burger even more? Mix together some mayo with a bit of sriracha and spread that on the bun.  It adds a great bit of a bite to the burger!

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Asian Pork Burgers

Asian Pork Burgers – An Asian spin on a classic American meal! Ground pork burger patties topped with a delicious Asian slaw! Asian pork burgers are perfect for summer grilling!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Keyword asian, burger, pork
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Calories 534 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons green onions thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger grated
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 4 burger buns

Asian Slaw

  • 2 cups coleslaw mix
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon green onions thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine pork, green onions, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil.  Mix together until well combined.  Divide into four equal portions and shape into patties.

  2. Mix together ingredients for the slaw and set aside.

  3. Place burgers either on a grill or a grill pan on the stovetop over medium heat. Cook for 6-7 minutes before flipping and cooking an additional 6-7 minutes. Both sides of the burger should have browned and cooked through.

  4. To assemble, place each burger in a bun and top with asian slaw.  Serve immediately.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    June 25, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    What a great burger twist, and the crunchy slaw topping is awesome! Perfect for summer picnics!

  • Reply
    Tayler Ross
    June 25, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Oh wow, does this look good! I love that Asian slaw!

  • Reply
    Wendy
    June 25, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    I love pork and I love Asian flavors so this is a keeper for me.

  • Reply
    Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck
    June 26, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    Love this light little burger…it sounds perfect for summer!

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