Peppered Pork Burgers

Peppered Pork Burgers

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Sure, you've heard of hamburgers and even turkey burgers, but pork burgers? Topped with roasted red peppers and a homemade honey-mustard sauce, give these a try—they're lean, delicious, and easy to make!

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 12 ounces lean ground pork (see Note)
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 2 romaine lettuce leaves, halved
  • ¾ cup bottled roasted red peppers, drained and divided into large pieces


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  1. Combine mayonnaise, mustard, and honey in a small bowl; cover and chill.
  2. Combine pork, ground pepper, paprika, garlic powder, cumin, and salt in a medium bowl. Shape into four ½-inch-thick patties.
  3. For a charcoal grill, place patties on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill for 10 to 12 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into side of each patty registers 160°F, turning patties once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place patties on the grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.)
  4. To assemble, spread reserved honey-mustard mixture on cut sides of bun tops. Place lettuce leaves, grilled burgers, and roasted red peppers on bun bottoms. Add bun tops, spread sides down.
  • Ingredient Note: Instead of purchasing pre-ground pork which can be high in fat, buy a whole piece of lean pork loin and grind it in a food processor.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 burger
  • Per serving: 272 calories; 8 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 26 g carbohydrates; 23 g protein; 7 mcg folate; 63 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 597 IU vitamin A; 78 mg vitamin C; 121 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 510 mg sodium; 401 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (130% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2½ lean protein, 2 starch, ½ fat

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