Thai-ish Pork Burgers

prepared by and photo by Emily Doscher

What do you get when you mix Thai ingredients with ground pork?  Thai-Spiced Pork Burgers!  Whole Foods carries all of the ingredients for this dish.

Size: makes 6

6 tbsp mayonnaise
3 tbsp fresh lime juice
3 green onions, coarsely chopped
3 garlic cloves
1 lemongrass stalk (bottom 4 inches only), sliced
1 tsp dried crushed red pepper
3 cups quartered button mushrooms (about 8 oz)
1 1/2 lbs ground pork
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tbsp fish sauce (such as nam pla or nuoc nam)
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 hamburger buns
3 cups shredded Napa cabbage


Whisk mayonnaise and lime juice in large bowl.  Season with salt and pepper.  Cover; chill.  Puree green onions and next 3 ingredients in processor until smooth.  Add mushrooms; process until finely chopped.  Transfer to large bowl.  Mix in pork and next 3 ingredients.  Divide into 6 equal patties.

Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat.  Fry burgers until brown and cooked thought, about 5 minutes per side.  Spread 1 tbsp lime mayonnaise on bottom of each bun.  Place burger atop mayonnaise.  Add cabbage to remaining mayonnaise in bowl; toss to coat.  Top burgers with cabbage mixture, dividing equally.  Place bun tops on cabbbage.

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Author: Emily Sarah Downs

Cuisine Coordinator, Tips From Town, Ridgewood, NJ