Porkburgers were a “thing” where I grew up. Some have said that pork patties got their start in my own little backwoods Pike County, Missouri. Maybe it’s not true, but don’t tell the folks who live there that. I loved, I mean loved, porkburgers growing up. Smothered in BBQ sauce, goodness. I’d eat 2 or 3 if Mom’d let me.
Since we like to know exactly what’s in our food (most of the time, 80/20 friends) we decided to start making pork burgers ourselves. Maybe they’re not exactly the same as the famous ones of Pike Co., but they’re made with love and are delicious, and that’s about all we can ask for ’round here.
2 pounds ground pork, preferably pastured
1/4 cup onion, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoons each: rosemary, sage, thyme
Heat stove top to medium-high heat (or start the grill). Whisk egg in large bowl, then add remaining ingredients. Work together with hands. Form into patties.
Cook approx. 6-8 minutes and turn. Again, cook 6-8 minutes (this is approximate as every range is different and how thick/big you make your burgers effects cooking time as well). Ground pork should have an internal temperature of 160. Use thermometer, or cut in half to make sure your burger is cooked through.
Once removed from heat, place in baking dish and cover with BBQ sauce. Add favorite toppings.
So, tell me, have you had a porkburger before? Was it in Pike Co, MO?