I never need an excuse to make a recipe that Dave posts on Old Dave’s Po-Farm. That’s why when I saw these porkburgers I was all over them. I knew they’d be as fantastic as Dave said, and they were that and more. You’ll totally re-think the old beef burger for sure. Tender, juicy and packed with flavor. This recipe makes 12 burgers, which might seem like a lot but they’ll be gone so fast you’ll probably want to double it.
I didn’t go crazy with toppings for our porkburgers. The patties are so flavorful that I didn’t want to hide them. Just a bit of lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo and yellow mustard and that’s it. No cheese required.

Do make sure that you mix the ingredients for the patties and let them sit in the fridge overnight. You’ll get a lot more flavor if you don’t rush your porkburgers.

For a tropical twist, try my Hawaiian pork burgers too!

Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12 burgers
For the patties
  • 3 pounds fresh ground pork
  • 1 package onion soup mix (or use 5 tablespoons of my homemade mix)
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon your favorite BBQ rub or seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
For the burgers
  • 12 hamburger buns
  • Green leaf or iceberg lettuce
  • Tomatoes, slices
  • Sweet onion, sliced
  • Yellow mustard
For the patties
  1. Combine all ingredients. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. The next day, form into 12 patties, each just slightly larger than 4 ounces (you can make larger patties if you wish).
  3. Grill until done, 165 F.
  4. Assemble burgers by adding lettuce, onion, tomato and yellow mustard to buns, topped with the cooked porkburger patties.

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