Habanero Peach Pork Burgers - Spicy habanero sauce paired with sweet, cooling peaches flavor this fantastic burger made from freshly ground pork ~ The Complete Savorist

Habanero Peach Pork Burgers

Course: Grilling
Cuisine: Mexican/American
Servings: 8 burgers
Author: Michelle De La Cerda
Habanero Peach Pork Burgers - Spicy habanero sauce paired with sweet, cooling peaches flavor this fantastic burger made from freshly ground pork.
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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 2 tbsp El Yucateco Green Habanero Sauce
  • 1-15 oz can of sliced peaches in juice (NOT SYRUP)
  • 1/4 cup of juice from canned canned peaches
  • 1/4-1/3 cup diced red onions (depending on personal tastes)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove or 1/4 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/3 tsp salt +/- to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper +/- to taste
  • 1/4 cup panko
  • Peach jam/preserves
  • Queso Fresco; crumbled
  • Lettuce
  • 8 hamburger buns

Instructions

Sirloin Pork Chop Method

  1. In a food processor, add the pork chops that have been trimmed to remove the tendon (I left the tiny bit of fat on them), peaches, onions, cilantro, peach juice, salt, pepper, garlic, and El Yucateco Green Habanero sauce and process until combined. Do not over process.
  2. Remove and add to a large bowl and by hand, mix in the panko.
  3. Cook off a tablespoon or two in a frying pan on the stove to taste for seasoning. Make any necessary adjustments.
  4. Form patties and chill for at least 30 minutes.

Store ground pork Method

  1. Add the pork to a large bowl.
  2. In a food processor, quickly pulse the peaches, onions, and cilantro (and garlic clove if using) until well combined, but NOT PUREED.
  3. Add the mixture to the pork in the bowl and pour in the peach juice, El Yucateco Green Habanero sauce, salt, pepper, (granulated garlic if using), and panko. Mix well but gently by hand.
  4. Cook off a tablespoon or two in a frying pan on the stove to taste for seasoning. Make any necessary adjustments.
  5. Form patties and chill for at least 30 minutes.

Grill

  1. Oil the grill grates if needed for low fat content burgers.
  2. Heat the grill on high and get it up to temperature.
  3. Once the grill is hot, lower heat to medium-low and place the patties on the grill.
  4. Cook for 6 minutes--watch them, do not over cook.
  5. Flip and cook on the other side. ADJUST TIME FOR THICKNESS AND HEAT LEVEL.
  6. Once the burgers are done, place lettuce on the bottom bun, then the burger on top.
  7. Spread a moderate amount (one kitchen teaspoon size) peach jam atop the burger and sprinkle with queso fresco. Enjoy.