Caribbean Pork Burgers

Add Caribbean flavors to your dinner table with these hearty grilled pork burgers – a wonderful meal ready in 40 minutes.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 4

1
lb lean ground pork
1
tablespoon grated lime peel
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon ground allspice
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
medium red onion, cut into 1/2-inch slices
8
slices French bread, 3/4 inch thick
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, mix all ingredients except onion, bread and oil. Shape mixture into 4 patties, about 3/4 inch thick.
  • 2 Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 15 to 18 minutes, turning once, until no longer pink in center. For last 8 to 10 minutes of cooking, add onion slices; cook, turning once, until golden brown. Brush both sides of bread slices with oil. Add bread to grill for last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking; cook, turning once, until golden brown.
  • 3 Serve burgers and onion between bread slices.

Expert Tips

These zesty burgers pack a spicy punch, pleasantly cooled by the lime peel. When grating the lime, do not include the white membrane--it adds a bitter taste.

If you don't have ground pork on hand, you can substitute ground beef.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
385
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
490mg
490%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
12%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 4 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.