Asian Pork Burgers With Minted Watermelon

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 627 calories
    • Fat 33 g
    • Sat Fat 11 g
    • Cholesterol 120 mg
    • Sodium 1,584 mg
    • Protein 40 g
    • Carbohydrate 42 g
    • Sugar 18 g
    • Fiber 2 g
    • Iron 4 mg
    • Calcium 122 mg

Ingredients

  1. Check 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon canola oil, plus more for the grill
  2. Check 4 cups cut-up seedless watermelon (about 1 pound)
  3. Check ½ English cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced
  4. Check ¼ cup torn fresh mint
  5. Check 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  6. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  7. Check ¼ cup ketchup
  8. Check 2 to 3 tablespoons Sriracha or Asian chili-garlic sauce
  9. Check 1 medium onion, cut into 4 slices
  10. Check pounds ground pork
  11. Check 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  12. Check 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  13. Check 4 hamburger buns
  14. Check lettuce, for serving

Directions

  1. Heat grill to medium-high. Once it is hot, clean the grill grate with a wire brush. Just before grilling, oil the grill grate.
  2. Toss the watermelon, cucumber, mint, lime juice, 1 tablespoon of the oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl.
  3. Mix together the ketchup and 1 tablespoon of the Sriracha in a small bow.l
  4. Rub the onion with the remaining teaspoon of oil.
  5. Gently mix together the pork, soy sauce, garlic, and the remaining 1 to 2 tablespoons of Sriracha with your hands in a large bowl until just combined. Form the mixture into four ½-inch-thick patties.
  6. Grill the onion until 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium. Grill the burgers until cooked through and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 145° F, 4 to 6 minutes per side.
  7. Stack the ketchup mixture, lettuce, burgers, and onions between the buns. Serve with the watermelon salad.