Don’t you feel like – especially as the seasons change – you are in need of some new recipes and ideas, because you’re just sick of everything? I certainly am! It’s a hard transition sometimes. I’m done with soups and chili and spaghetti squash casseroles (believe it or not). But I’m just not quite ready for chicken salads yet.
So as I stood at the Whole Foods meat department and just stared aimlessly at the meat counter thinking something new would pop out at me, I noticed they had 85/15 ground pork on sale. I am so use to getting beef and chicken and turkey, but thought pork could be a good change. I asked my buddies behind the counter what I could do with this and they said “burgers!”. Oh. Yeah. Easy enough!
They also had some chorizo sausage. I discovered Chorizo last month when we were at the beach and my father-in-law made an amazing payaya on the Big Green Egg. I still need to share that recipe, I know. Anyway, check this out…
How pretty is that meal? The chorizo sausage with seafood was ah-mazing.
Anyway, since I still didn’t really know what I was cooking and just getting random stuff, I thought I’d get a couple of links of chorizo as well.
I ended up using both the ground pork and the chorizo together to make the burgers and they were delicious and so full of flavor!! They are my new favorite burger. I even like them better than the Chicken Thai Burgers that we still cook fairly regularly.
If you can’t find the chorizo, don’t sweat it though. I think the burgers would be great without the sausage, too!
I hope y’all like them!
- 1.5 lb ground pork 85/15
- 3 Mexican Pork Chorizo sausages, casing removed
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 large shallot, minced
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tbsp thyme powder
- 2 tsp Celtic sea salt (or more)
- In a medium bowl, mix together all of the ingredients together and pat out your burgers.
- In a cast iron skillet or pan, heat on high and place your patties in the skillet. Smash the down pretty flat. I actually liked to make them pretty small, about the size of a silver dollar and then really flatten them out. The outside gets a little crispy so the flatter they are, the more crispiness there is to them, if that makes any sense.
- Cook until brown, and then flip and cook until brown. Now turn the heat to medium and cook until they are done in the middle. Since this is pork, be sure it is well done. It should take about 10-15 minutes in all.