Thursday, September 23, 2010

"Ham" Hamburgers

Girls, you have got to make these! I saw this on a Rachael Ray Cook book and being the lover of burgers that I am made it. I have made them 3 times in a 4 week period and really love them. I mix it up a little with different spices just to try things out but by adding the ham.... well, it makes a big difference I think. Enjoy!

ps-I just use the George Forman to grill it on but I did use the pan and it turned out good too.

  • 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)
  • Four 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
Side note
Serve with an oil-and-vinegar-dressed coleslaw.


  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.

1 comment:

  1. I just bought some meat and I'll try it out tonight. Looks so good with all those spices.

    By the way I tried out your enchiladas and they tasted so good. The family loved them.