HAPPY LABOR DAY!
I hope you are one of the lucky ones who actually got today off from work since the day is, you know, a tribute to the workers who have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. I only get 6 holiday days off where I work and this happens to be one of them. Since I have Fridays off from work as well, though, I got a 4-day weekend which has been pretty nice.
Just because I got to be home for 4 days, though, I still didn’t want to spend a lot of time in my hot kitchen and this pork burger certainly helped with that!
This was also satisfying on other levels, too, besides just being quick. The burger patty was savory and meaty and topped with sweet charred peppers and cool, creamy sauce. I had made buns but, last minute, I had to pick some up because the heat of my apartment made them go bad before I could use them. 😦
Store-bought buns make my tummy hurt but I really did not have the time to make more so I just picked up some cheap ones. They did the job though definitely not as pretty as mine. 🙂
- 1/4 c mayonnaise
- 2 Tbsp Dijon-style mustard
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper, divided
- 1 lb lean ground pork
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and cut into 1/2″ strips
- 4 hamburger buns, split
- In a small bowl, stir together the mayo, mustard, honey and 1/2 tsp of the black pepper until well blended. Refrigerate until needed.
- In a large bowl, use your fingers to blend together the pork, garlic powder, remaining 1/2 tsp black pepper, paprika, cumin and salt. Form into 4 1/2″ patties and place on a plate in the fridge until needed.
- In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over med-high heat. Add the pepper strips and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and blackened, about 5-7 minutes.
- Once the pepper strips are cooked, remove them from the skillet with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.
- In the same hot skillet, add the pork patties and cook for 5-6 minutes per side until golden brown and cooked through.
- To serve, top each burger bun bottom with a patty. Top each patty with red pepper strips, honey mustard sauce and the bun top. Serve immediately.