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Sesame-Ginger Pork Patty with Grilled Pineapple


From EatingWell:  May/June 2011

Ditch the bun and serve this Asian-inspired pork burger with sweet grilled pineapple on top of a zesty watercress-and-carrot salad. We like the taste and texture of fresh pineapple for this recipe, but canned pineapple rings work well too. Serve with short-grain brown rice.

4 servings | Active Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes



  1. Preheat grill to medium-high (or see Stovetop Variation).
  2. Combine soy sauce, scallions, garlic, ginger and 1 teaspoon sesame oil in a small bowl. Place pork in a medium bowl. Add half of the sauce mixture to the pork and gently combine without overmixing. Form into 4 patties, about 3/4 inch thick. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon sesame oil and vinegar to the remaining sauce mixture and set aside.
  3. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the burgers, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 155°F, 4 to 5 minutes per side. During the last 3 minutes of cooking, add the pineapple rings to the grill and cook, turning once, until dark grill marks appear.
  4. Combine watercress and carrot in a large bowl. Toss with 2 tablespoons of the reserved sauce. Divide the salad among 4 plates. Top each portion with a pineapple ring and a burger. Drizzle any remaining sauce on top.


Per serving : 217 Calories; 9 g Fat; 3 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 66 mg Cholesterol; 13 g Carbohydrates; 25 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 531 mg Sodium; 540 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fruit, 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat

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