Grilled Pork Burgers Recipe - with Garlic Cream Sauce
Amazing recipe for Grilled Pork Burgers made with ground pork mixed with a panade of saltine crackers and seasonings. Top with a delicious garlic cream sauce.The recipe will make 6- ⅓ pound burgers or 8- ¼ pound burgers.
Start the grill or get the charcoals ready for direct and indirect heat cooking. In a charcoal grill that means you will put all the hot grills on one side of the kettle.
In a small bowl mix the saltine cracker crumbs, milk, and Worcestershire sauce let it sit on the counter for 10 minutes to thicken. This is called a "panade" and will make your pork burgers really juicy.
Meanwhile mix all the garlic cream sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and let it "marinate" while you make and cook the pork burgers.
In a large bowl lightly mix together the ground pork, saltine cracker panade, garlic powder, onion powder and Lawry's Season Salt. Pro Tip: I like to use clean hands to lightly mix my burger meat. Then to evenly divide the meat into patties, lightly score the meat with the side of your hand into 6 or 8 patties.
Form the pork mixture into (6) ⅓ pound burgers or (8) ¼ pound burgers.Pro Tip: press your thumb into the center of each patty making a divot. This will prevent your burgers from shrinking into small pucks. It will also collect the juices so they can reabsorb into the pork burger!
Grilling Pork Burgers
Start your pork burgers over direct heat with the divot side down. You will grill on this side for about 4 minutes (up to 5 minutes if you made ⅓ pound burgers).
Flip the burgers over, divot side up, making sure they release from the grill easily. You will not flip them again. Juices will collect in the divot and will reabsorb when they are cooling.Cook for about 3 minutes over direct heat on the second side.
If the burgers haven't reached 160 degrees, then pop them over indirect heat to cook until they are ready.
Let the burgers cool for about 5 minutes before eating.
Place your pork burgers on a bun layered with lettuce and seasoned tomatoes, top with plenty of garlic cream sauce, and onions.
These pork burgers would also be amazing topped with Bacon Jam!