The trick is to smoke the meat and not make the meat smoke
CUBANA PORK BURGER
Date: May 22, 2007 Viewing:Click on THUMBNAIL to bring up larger image with captions. There will also be controls for manual or self running slide show. Learn More:ClickHERE to jump to additional Info about this recipe.
Cubana Pork Burgers
Doctored mustard - Grey Poupon & mayo
The finished doctored mustard
Salsa made from Black beans, dill & sweet pickles....
onion, garlic, hot pepper & lime juice
The ingredients are ready to blend
The finished spicy salsa
The patties use ground pork & smoked ham seasoned w/...
Chili powder, cumin, black beans, garlic, salt & pepper
The ground smoked ham plus black beans & garlic
The finished ground ham, black beans & garlic
Some assembly required
The bottom buns get a lettuce leaf & salsa
The ground pork & ham plus the dry spices
The final pork mixture
The pork patties
Long prep meant I was grilling in the dark via grill light
The pork patties smelled incredible on the grill
The burgers are at the mid point
Some Monterey Jack cheese completes the burgers
The toasted bun tops get the doctored mustard
Add the patty and more salsa & the burgers are done
This burger was a flavor explosion
The salsa & doctored mustard went well together
What I was shooting for & my final results
This is one tasty burger-better than a beef burger!!
Cutaway view of the Cubana Pork burger
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Yes this is a pork burger not a beef burger. But it is as good or better than many beef burgers. This is my second burger from my new Build a Better Burger cookbook. It features patties made from ground pork & smoked ham with a spicy salsa on both buns. Toasted crusty rolls, lettuce and a doctored mustard make for a very very tasty burger.