Tuesday, July 14, 2009

foodie post

These pork cheeseburgers, with a little Latin flair, are a delightful
variation of the regular beef variety. All at the manor gave them a
huge two thumbs up. They're extra juicy and so flavorful. This
recipe is another great find from the June issue of Gourmet. Give
them a whirl and let me know what you think. I'm definitely making
them again soon.

Chipotle Pork Cheeseburgers

1 lb fresh ground pork (not lean)
2 tsp minced canned chipotle in adobo, plus 1 tsp adobo sauce
2 garlic cloves forced through press
4 slices Muenster cheese
4 hamburger buns, toasted
1/4 cup mayo
1 large tomatillo, husked, rinsed and sliced (I couldn't find one, so
subbed a tomato, but the tomatillo would have made a difference.)
1/2 avocado, sliced
1/2 cup cilantro sprigs

Mix the pork with the chipotle and garlic, with salt to taste, until just
combined. Form into four patties and grill. Melt cheese on patties.
Top with mayo, tomatillo, avocado, cilantro. Yum. Yum. Yum.


  1. yum! passing his one over to T to try this weekend!

  2. hi willow, oh man oh man!!! i just bought a great honker of a barbeque and my boy just came back from ottawa raving about a tex-mex burger he had there. his mum and sister are veggies so he and i are going to give this one a shot!!! thanks for sharing! steven

  3. Love this one. Pass the margaritas, please.

  4. I'm missing out by not subscribing to that magazine. I love to cook and bake but haven't done either in quite a while. Perhaps I need a little inspiration!

    By the way, I finally got around to watching A Man and a Woman. Tres chic chic, no?! It was sophistication, romance, melancholy and nostalgia all rolled into one making for a nice afternoon.

  5. Mmmm! Sounds great. I'll give this a try for sure!

  6. i recently just went on a cilantro craze.

    this sounds yummo !

  7. I never would have considered ground pork. It looks good tho, and easy enough for me to do. I will definitely give it a shot.

    ps- I love the manor happenings

  8. That looks absolutely delish, and I'll be giving it a go!

  9. Hello Willow,

    The Pork Burgers sound great. I love chilis. Frequently marinate my steaks in chipotle. Use cascabel, guajillo, anchos etc... in my pot roast with garlic, prunes etc.... Absolutely delicious. Tonight I made Osso Bucco with oranges and various olives etc.. served on a bed of couscous. Had my neighbor over for a lovely evening. Time now for a nice cigar, a Camacho 11/18 if you really must know. Very tasty!

    Ciao Bella,


  10. I am reminded it is past my lunch-time and I am starving. I wish I had the ingredients at home to make these! I would love them and some big home-made chips to go with them. xx

  11. I remember these well!! They were so DELICIOUS! Doesn't that picture just say "Bring on Summer, Bring on the BBQ!" ;-}

  12. And with chipotle in adobo AND avocado? Mmmm...me likes 'em spicy!

  13. these sound like a touchdown to me:)

  14. Next best thing to a classic perfect over-the-sink BLT! :-)

  15. Mmm, soulds delicious you old foodie..well found.

  16. May I ask you when you're planning to take over Mc Donald's, KFC and Burger Kind, please? Because I will be the first one through the door to sign up to your loyalty card/scheme.

    Willow, this was a great recipe and as a meat lover (yes, omnivore, whatevs :-D) this dish is up my street. I will be on it in no time. By the way, some time later and very delayed I made your poached egg recipe and it came out OK. I was not totally bowled over by it, but that's because I am very demanding. Many thanks for such fabulous recipe.

    Greetings from London.

  17. Hello Willow,

    It's a good thing that it's lunch time and I have a sandwich to tuck into! It looks scrummy in the pic. It's a long time since I've had a burger of any description.

  18. Sounds delicious. Yum!

    Loved yesterday's post, all the ideas, the images and of course the poem. I love your thoughtfulness, Willow, love your depth. I salute you!

  19. not only do these sound deliciousbut the pic is marvelous

    however, last night I went to see the new documentary Food Inc -- if it didn't turn me back into a vegetarian, you can be sure I will be changing the ways and wheres I buy meat!

  20. Glad to see Gourmet is getting such good use .. would you like to get Bon Appetite as well? I have connections ..

  21. Oh my gosh...

    We just had those the other night and while nobody gave them two thumbs up everyone who got one ate it and thanked the chef for making it. I had to have my dill pickles afterwards. Of course, my mothers advise for "cutting the grease" and preventing an upset stomach. Nobody in our family has had an upset stomach due to greasy foods. Not as long as we have dill pickles.

    Think it is the vinegar.

    Thank you very much for visiting my Brookville Daily Photo blog and for the comment you left me there.
    Brookville Daily Photo

  22. Daryl, sure I would, bring it on! :^)

  23. NB:

    The stone is a pink tourmaline and there were diamonds on each side. My wife, Patty, got this for me back in about 1955.

  24. Oh now this is different! I'll have to give it a try, anon!

  25. I will give it a wHirl!Although everything I try to cook ends up tasting like Vindaloo!

  26. My mouth is watering and I don't eat meat! Bad! Bad taste buds!


  27. Wow...I have never tried pork before but will do so...this sounds SOOOOOOOO good!

  28. Oh dear willow - they look so scrumptious but there are so many things in that recipe that we have never heard of in UK that there is no way I can make them - so sad as they sound so good.

  29. That sounds yummy. I will have to jot that down. I'd like to try 'em! Margaritas do sound good with those!

  30. i missed this one last week while i was traveling..but will definitely try it! denmark is such a pork country, i'm always looking for a new twist on it. yum!


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