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Spanish Pork Burgers

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From EatingWell:  May/June 2008

This Spanish-themed burger is boldly flavored with sautéed onions (which keep it moist), paprika, garlic and green olives. The creamy mayonnaise spread is tangy with lemon and a hint of earthy saffron.

4 servings | Active Time: 55 minutes | Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent, about 10 minutes. Set aside half the onion for topping; finely chop the other half.
  2. Preheat grill to medium.
  3. Place the chopped onion in a large bowl; add pork, olives, garlic, paprika, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Gently combine, without overmixing, until evenly incorporated. Form into 4 equal patties, about 1/2 inch thick.
  4. Combine mayonnaise, lemon zest, lemon juice and saffron in a small bowl.
  5. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the burgers, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 165°F, 10 to 12 minutes total. Top with cheese and cook until it is melted, about 1 minute more.
  6. Assemble the burgers on toasted buns with the lemon-saffron mayonnaise, some of the reserved onions and a half a Piquillo (or pimiento) pepper.

Nutrition

Per serving : 364 Calories; 16 g Fat; 5 g Sat; 3 g Mono; 71 mg Cholesterol; 30 g Carbohydrates; 29 g Protein; 5 g Fiber; 659 mg Sodium; 209 mg Potassium

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 starch, 3 1/2 lean meat, 1 fat

Tips & Notes