Asian Pork Burgers With Minted Watermelon

Asian Pork Burgers With Minted Watermelon
Christopher Baker
Serves 4
preparation
25
minutes
cooking
25
minutes

Ingredients

1
tablespoon
plus 1 teaspoon canola oil, plus more for the grill
4
cups
cut-up seedless watermelon (about 1 pound)
1/2
English cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced
1/4
cup
torn fresh mint
1
tablespoon
fresh lime juice
1
tablespoon
plus 1 teaspoon canola oil
kosher salt and black pepper
1/4
cup
ketchup
2 to 3
tablespoons
Sriracha or Asian chili-garlic sauce
1
medium onion, cut into 4 slices
1 1/2
pounds
ground pork
2
tablespoons
soy sauce
2
cloves garlic, chopped
4
hamburger buns
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.
Charlyne Mattox
June 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 627
  • 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
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.