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Asian Pork Burgers with Minted Watermelon Salad

  • Servings
  • Hands-on time
  • Total time
  • Budget
  • 6
  • 25 min
  • 25 min
  • $$
Gatheredtable
adapted fromReal Simple

Ingredients

  • 4 cups watermelon
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, minced
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 whole onion, sliced
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons sriracha
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 cups green leaf lettuce, for serving

Directions

Prep: 1. Heat grill to medium-high. 2. Cut watermelon into bite sized pieces. 3. Mince mint. Slice cucumber into half moons. Juice lime. 4. Slice onion and rub with 1 tablespoon canola oil. Make 1. Mix together pork, soy sauce, garlic, and 1-2 tablespoon Sriracha in a large bowl until just combined. Form into four patties. 2. Grill onion and burgers 4-6 minutes per side. 3. Meanwhile, toss watermelon, cucumber, mint, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1 tablespoon oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl. 4. Mix together ketchup and 1 tablespoon Sriracha in a small bowl. 5. Stack ketchup mixture, lettuce, burgers and onions between buns (if using). Serve with watermelon salad.

Notes

Serve with buns or wrap in lettuce leaves for a low-carb option. If you prefer to grill these just preheat the grill before beginning prep, then when the grill is hot, grill burgers for 5-6 minutes per side, or until done through.

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