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Jerk Pork Burgers

Jerk Pork Burgers are great for a weekend cookout or easy weeknight dinner. Grilled with pineapple and served with jerk sauce for a Caribbean inspired burger.

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Jerk Pork Burger with pineapple.

Ground pork makes a juicy burger and we added bold flavors to the pork with jerk seasoning. If you don’t have jerk seasoning on hand you can easily make it with standard pantry spices and herbs.

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Ingredients Needed

  • Ground Pork
  • Jerk Seasoning
  • Fresh Pineapple Rings
  • White Cheddar Cheese Slices
  • Burger Buns
  • Butter
  • Mayonnaise
  • Jerk Sauce
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato

Jerk Seasoning

  • Granulated Garlic
  • Onion Powder
  • Brown Sugar
  • Dried Thyme
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Ground Allspice
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Cloves
  • Ground Cumin
  • Chili Flakes
  • Cayenne Pepper – optional
Grilled pork burger with Jamaican Jerk Sauce.

Step By Step Directions

Collage seasoning ground pork and making burger patties.

If you are making homemade jerk seasoning, mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl until well combined.

Mix ground pork with jerk seasonings.

Form into thin, 1/4 pound patties.

Collage: grilling pineapple rings, pork burgers, with cheese & pineapple.

Prepare a grill fire to 350° using hickory or pecan for smoke flavor.

Add the pineapple and sear for about 3 minutes. Flip the pineapples and grill another 2-3 minutes. Set aside.

Grill pork burgers with the grill closed for about 5 minutes.

Flip the burgers and continue cooking another 3- 5 minutes or until burgers reach 160° using a digital meat thermometer.

Add the cheese slices to the burgers and top with a grilled pineapple ring. Close the grill for about 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Grilled pork burgers with cheese and pineapple rings.

Remove from grill to a clean platter.

Butter the buns and lightly toast on the grill or a a griddle pan.

Grilled Pork Burger with pineapple, lettuce, tomato, jerk sauce.

Make the burgers with mayo, lettuce and tomato. Add the pineapple topped pork burger patties and drizzle with jerk sauce if desired.

Recipe Notes

Store pineapple topped pork burger patties wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminum foil on the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Reheat pork burger patties in a covered skillet with a few tablespoons of water over medium-high heat. This will steam the burgers so that they are not dried out.

Closeup of jerk pork burger with jerk sauce, tomato, lettuce and grilled pineapple.

Add these grilled Jerk Pork Burgers to your meal plan this week or add them to your next summer cookout menu for something new and different on the grill.

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Pork burger with pineapple and jerk sauce.
Yield: 5 burgers

Jerk Pork Burgers

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Jerk Pork Burgers are great for a weekend cookout or easy weeknight dinner. Grilled with pineapple and served with jerk sauce for a Caribbean inspired burger.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 pounds ground pork
  • 5 tablespoons Jerk Seasoning (Recipe below)
  • 5 pineapple rings (fresh or canned)
  • 5 slices white cheddar cheese
  • 5 Burger Buns
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Mayonnaise
  • Jerk Sauce

Instructions

  1. Mix ground pork with jerk seasonings.
  2. Form into thin, ¼ pound patties.
  3. Prepare a grill fire to 350° using hickory or pecan for smoke flavor.
  4. Add the pineapple and sear for about 3 minutes. Flip the pineapples and grill another 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
  5. Grill pork burgers with the grill closed for about 5 minutes.
  6. Flip the burgers and continue cooking another 3- 5 minutes or until burgers reach 160° using a digital meat thermometer.
  7. Add the cheese slices to the burgers and top with a grilled pineapple ring. Close the grill for about 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  8. Remove from grill to a clean platter.
  9. Butter the buns and lightly toast on the grill or a a griddle pan.
  10. Make the burgers with mayo, lettuce and tomato. Add the pineapple topped pork burger patties and drizzle with jerk sauce if desired.

Notes

Store pineapple topped pork burger patties wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminum foil on the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Reheat pork burger patties in a covered skillet with a few tablespoons of water over medium-high heat. This will steam the burgers so that they are not dried out.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 781Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 154mgSodium: 886mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 5gSugar: 24gProtein: 42g

Nutritional information is estimated and may not be accurate.

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Jerk seasoning in a bowl.
Yield: 1/2 cup

Homemade Jerk Seasoning Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Jerk seasoning blend for Caribbean inspired recipes including chicken, pork or beef.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon (or more) ground cayenne pepper - optional

Instructions

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl using a whisk or large tined fork until well combined.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the pantry up to 3 months. Stir before using.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 10Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 266mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

Nutritional information is estimated and may not be accurate.

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