Jerk Pork Burgers & Apple Slaw

Jerk Pork Burgers & Apple Slaw
Who wants a burger? Not just any burger but a juicy jerk pork burger? With crispy bacon and a different take on slaw? This burger is the one to try.  

Jerk Pork Burgers
2 lbs ground pork
1 1/2 tablespoons jerk seasoning (see below)
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
8 slices maple bacon
4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
4 crusty rolls

Heat oven to broil. In a large bowl combine the ground pork with the jerk seasoning and syrup. Shape into four burgers. Place on a roasting pan and broil 8 minutes each side. Prepare the bacon (either broil bacon alongside the burgers in the oven for about 3-4 minutes each side or cook stovetop). Meanwhile, prepare the apple slaw (below). Remove the burgers from the oven. Butter the rolls and pop in the oven for a minute to toast. Serve the burgers on the toasted rolls topped with bacon and apple slaw…Enjoy!

Apple Slaw
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled & shredded
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
zest of 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon chives
1/2 tablespoon jerk seasoning (below)
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

In a small bowl, combine the shredded apple, mayonnaise, lemon zest, chives, jerk seasoning and syrup. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Jerk Seasoning
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
fresh ground pepper

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Use as needed.



I adapted this recipe from Jerk Pork Cheeseburgers by Rachael Ray

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