Ham Burger

April 2008
Ham Burger

by 8 people

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Serve your next ham supper on a bun.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 5 mins

Cook: 15 mins

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)
  • 4 1/2-inch-thick slices fresh pineapple
  • 4 kaiser rolls, split and toasted
  • 1 cup pineapple or mango chutney
  • 8 red-leaf lettuce leaves
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the pork, ham, maple syrup, grill seasoning, hot sauce and mustard. Form into four patties.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon EVOO, 1 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, 1 turn of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook, turning once, until cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes total.
  3. Place 1 patty on each roll bottom and top with some chutney, lettuce, a pineapple slice, onion and a roll top.
Tip PAIR WITH
  • Laxas Albarino 2006 (Spain)
Tip Side note
  • Serve with an oil-and-vinegar-dressed coleslaw.
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