Pork Burgers With Crispy Carrot Fries


It's burger night with a twist.  

Pork Burgers with Crispy Carrot Fries
Photo: Antonis Achilleos
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins

Cooking smart sometimes means having something going in the oven, while prepping and cooking the rest of the meal on the stove-top. In this case, irresistible yet simple carrot fries bake away while you spike mayonnaise with chopped green chiles and then spice up a pork burger mixture with cumin, garlic, and more green chiles. By the time you're done searing these southwestern-inspired burgers, the carrot fries will be tender and perfectly cooked, and you've got a stellar burger night in store. To save some time, swap in frozen root veggie fries or serve with chips.


  • 1 ½ pounds carrots, halved crosswise and cut into ¼-in.-thick sticks

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons kosher salt, divided

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 4.5-oz. can chopped green chiles, drained, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder, divided

  • 1 pound 80% lean ground pork

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted

  • 1 cup loosely packed arugula


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Toss carrots with 2 tablespoons oil and ½ teaspoon salt on a large rimmed baking sheet; arrange in a single layer. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake, stirring once, until tender and slightly charred, about 25 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, stir together mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons drained chiles, and ¼ teaspoon garlic powder in a small bowl.

  3. Combine pork, cumin, and remaining ¾ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, and drained chiles in a medium bowl. Shape into 4 (½-inch thick) patties.

  4. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add patties; cook, flipping once, until browned and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

  5. Assemble burgers on toasted buns with mayonnaise mixture and arugula. Serve with carrot fries.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

677 Calories
47g Fat
39g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 677
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 60%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Sodium 1175mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 26g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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