RECIPE: Perfect Pork Burgers

Perfect Pork Burgers

  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground pork
  • 2 teaspoons smoky mesquite seasonings (or any favorite barbecue seasoning)
  • Whole wheat hamburger buns
  • Lettuce, tomato and favorite burger toppings/condiments (even Kim’s Bacon Pimento Cheese Spread)

Heat grill to medium-high. Gently mix together ground pork with favorite dry BBQ seasoning, handling as little as possible. Shape into 5 burgers, roughly 5 ounces each or about ¾-inch thick.  Place a thumbprint indentation in one side of every patty. Grill 5 minutes per side, turning once, or until instant-read thermometer is 160 degrees. Serve immediately on buns with lettuce, tomato and other favorite condiments. Makes 5 burgers.

Recipe by culinary dietitian nutritionist Kim Galeaz, RDN CD with inspiration from