Monday, June 14, 2010

Cali Burgers - Pork Drunk style

As you all know, summer time is grilling time. Burgers on the grill are a large part of it. Beef burgers are good but I had to incorporate pork into the dish. My favorite burger is the California style,  avocados piled high on a juicy burger sandwiched in a toasty bun.

The creaminess of the avocado pairs well with a nice charred burger. I put a little spin on the California version here at Pork Drunk and spiced it up.

Chipotles, adobo sauce, and garlic are mixed into ground pork to create the burger. The toppings are mashed avocados, cilantro, and sliced tomatillos. Melted muenster cheese rounds out the flavor.

The minced chipotle peppers along with a few teaspoons of adobo sauce give it a good heat but not too over-powering. The muenster cheese, a great melting cheese, and the mashed avocados bring the creamy texture while they temper the spicy chipotles. Clipped cilantro from my garden gave it a nice fresh taste to it. The tomatillos added a slight sweetness as well.

I grilled the burgers over a real low flame, probably cooked for a half hour or longer. The slow-grilled pork fat really flavored the burger resulting in a juicy, moist experience.

It is such an easy recipe and preparation, I don't see how any backyard summer griller could mess it up.

Serve with many beers and choice of side(s).

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