RECIPE

Ham Burger

A slice of pineapple freshens up this burger, made from ground pork and sliced ham.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • 3/4 pound deli-sliced honey-baked ham, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon grill seasoning (a palmful)
  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • Four 1/2-inch-thick slices fresh pineapple
  • 4 Kaiser rolls, split and toasted
  • 1 cup pineapple chutney or mango chutney
  • 8 red leaf lettuce leaves
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced

Preparation

In a large bowl, combine the pork, ham, maple syrup, grill seasoning, hot sauce and mustard. Form into four patties.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon EVOO, one turn of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add the pineapple slices and cook, turning once, until golden, about 5 minutes; transfer to a plate. In the same skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon EVOO, one turn of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook, turning once, until cooked through, 8-10 minutes total.

Place one patty on each roll bottom and top with some chutney, lettuce, a pineapple slice, onion and a roll top.

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