Chipotle Pork Burgers

Ingredients & Directions
(adapted from gourmet magazine)

1 pound ground pork (not lean)
2 teaspoons minced chipotle in adobo plus 1 teaspoon adobo sauce
2 garlic cloves, forced through a garlic press
4 slices Muenster cheese
4 hamburger buns
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 large tomato, sliced
1/2 small avocado, sliced
1/2 cup cilantro sprigs (optional, I didn't want the cilantro, but I am sure it would be good)
(chives were pictured, but I forgot to include it in the mayonnaise like I was going to)

Prepare a gas grill for direct-heat cooking over medium heat or use a grill pan. Gently mix pork, chipotle, garlic, and a scant teaspoon salt until just combined. Form into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) patties. Grill patties for 5 minutes. Flip patties and top with a slice of cheese. Grill until just cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes more. Spread buns with mayonnaise and assemble burgers with tomato, avocado, and cilantro (optional).

I like to prepare all the toppings before I actually start cooking the burgers, that way everything will be ready to assemble once the cooking is done.

I can't stress enough how amazing the grill pan from circulon is to use while cooking indoors to get that grill look and imagined flavor!

I have never had muenster on a burger before and was really pleased with the flavor combination.

I served the chipotle pork burger with mini white tortillas and some salsa. This is the perfect summer burger.


  1. I love anything with chipotle flavors and these look delicious :) :)


  2. My kind of burger! Pork and chipotle! yum!