Southern BBQ Pork Burgers – Game Day Grilling Series

Summer is over, vacation is over, but we are not lost without hope.  A glow appears in the distance; the glow of stadium lights and tailgating grills.  It’s football season again and the Game Day Grilling Series is here to get you ready for the gridiron mayhem.  Perfect for a festive tailgate with your team’s fan base, Southern BBQ Pork Burgers bring the taste of the south to a fistful feast.  Made with ground pork and topped with refreshing buttermilk coleslaw, these burgers will get you ready for the big game.

The coleslaw dressing is a mix of mayonnaise, buttermilk, salt, and pepper with cider vinegar for a nice bite and sugar for that perfect southern sweetness.  The burger patties are a combination of ground pork, your favorite barbecue sauce, and diced onion formed into 1-inch thick patties.  Grilled over medium heat, the sugars in the barbecue sauce will caramelize and the exposed onions will sauté to a beautiful crisp. Serve on toasted buns with a large scoop of coleslaw for the taste of a classic BBQ pork plate in a burger.  There’s nothing like hot grilled food combined with the excitement of American football; this is the Game Day Grilling Series.

Makes 6 burgers

Southern BBQ Pork Burgers Ingredients

  • 1 cup light mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp. buttermilk, milk or sour cream
  • 1 tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 4 cup bagged coleslaw mix
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh chives
  • 2 lb. ground pork
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 6 hamburger buns with sesame seeds

Southern BBQ Pork Burgers Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, buttermilk, vinegar, sugar, and 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper. Add the coleslaw and chives and toss to combine. Refrigerate, tossing occasionally for 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, gently combine the pork, onion, barbecue sauce, and 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper. Shape the mixture into six 1-in.-thick patties.
  3. Heat outdoor grill to medium. Grill the burgers until cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Serve with on the buns with the slaw.

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