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Close up of a pork burger with melted american cheese on a bun with lettuce, avocado and topped with a carrot and cabbage slaw and no top bun.

Pork Burger

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 burgers 1x
  • Category: Dinner/Entree
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


Pork Burgers – a juicy and delicious pork burger recipe served with sliced avocado and a spicy mayo slaw! Perfect summer recipe!



Pork Burgers

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard

Spicy Mayo Slaw

  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha (more to taste)
  • 2/3 cup green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup purple cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup carrots, julienned
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • pinch of salt


  • butter lettuce
  • American cheese (or dairy-free alternative)
  • sliced avocado
  • bun of your choice


  1. Prep Grill: Ensure grill grates are clean and oiled. Preheat to medium-high heat. 
  2. Prep Burgers: In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine ground pork, salt, pepper, garlic, worstershire and dijon mustard. Stir to combine. Divide into 3 equal parts and create patties. Push down gently in the center of each with your thumb to create an indent. Season the top with just a bit of extra salt and pepper. 
  3. Slaw: In small bowl combine the mayo and Sriracha. Add green cabbage, purple cabbage, carrots and green onions to a medium bowl. Toss. Add in the mayo mixture, rice wine vinegar and pinch of salt. Toss to combine. 
  4. Grill Burgers: Place burgers over direct heat for 4-5 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees F.  If using cheese, add when burgers reach approx. 153 degrees F. and close the lid to allow the burger to continue cooking and the cheese to melt. Remove from grill and set on a plate. Let rest 5 minutes.
  5. Serve: Take the bottom of the bun and add a piece of butter lettuce. Top with some slaw followed by the burger and then some avocado followed by a bit more slaw. Add the top bun and enjoy!


  • Number of Burgers: you can definitely make 4 burgers instead of just 3, but they will cook down a bit and you might end up with 4 slider-sized burgers. When we created 3 burgers they were big enough to fit on a regular-sized burger bun. Cook time will also be a bit lower if you make 4 instead of 3.
  • Storage: leftover burgers can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Store in a separate container than the slaw.
  • Freeze: to make ahead, simply make patties and then place a piece of parchment between them as you stack. Place in a freezer-safe bag, label and place in freezer for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight and then grill according to the instructions above. 


  • Serving Size: 1 burger
  • Calories: 370
  • Sugar: 2.6 g
  • Sodium: 753.9 mg
  • Fat: 28.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.4 g
  • Protein: 20 g
  • Cholesterol: 91.8 mg