Pork and Peanut Burgers

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Makes:
4 servings
Yields:
4 burgers
Prep:
35 mins
Grill:
10 mins
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Pork and Peanut Burgers

Ingredients
1/2
cup finely chopped onion (1 medium)
1/4
cup finely chopped dry roasted peanuts
1
tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro
1
tablespoon grated fresh ginger
3
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper
1
pound lean ground pork
1
tablespoon sesame oil (not toasted)
1/3
cup Asian sweet chile sauce or chile sauce
1
tablespoon creamy peanut butter
1
clove garlic, minced
1
cup baby bok choy leaves
4
Fried Wonton Wrappers* or French-style rolls or hamburger buns, split and toasted
 
Chopped dry roasted peanuts

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine onion, the 1/4 cup peanuts, cilantro, ginger, the three cloves garlic, salt, and crushed red pepper. Add pork; mix well. Shape mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties that fit on the Fried Wonton Wrappers. Brush patties evenly with oil; set aside.
  2. For sauce, in a small bowl whisk together chile sauce, peanut butter, and the one clove garlic; set aside.
  3. For a charcoal grill, grill patties on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 10 to 13 minutes or until done (160 degrees F), turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place patties on grill rack over heat. Cover; grill as directed.)
  4. To serve, place some of the bok choy on the Fried Wonton Wrappers. Top with burgers, sauce, additional peanuts, and the remaining bok choy.

From the Test Kitchen

*Fried Wonton Wrappers:

In a large skillet heat 1/4 cup vegetable oil over medium heat. Cook four wonton wrappers, one at a time, in hot oil about 3 minutes or until brown and crisp, turning once. Drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts

(Pork and Peanut Burgers)
    Per serving:
  • 548 kcal cal.,
  • 40 g fat
  • (11 g sat. fat,
  • 7 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 19 g monounsatured fat),
  • 82 mg chol.,
  • 990 mg sodium,
  • 23 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 11 g sugar,
  • 25 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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