Pork Burgers with Feta Mustard

Spicy Pork Burgers topped with a feta-mustard mayonnaise and pickled beets! An amazing flavor combination and hand’s down my favorite burger of all time.

You’re going to think I’m crazy, but this is the best burger I’ve ever had.

I’m the person who orders a burger everywhere I go. It’s the standard by which I judge all establishments. It’s the thing I make at home when I want to be deliciously happy.

Spicy Pork Burgers topped with a feta-mustard mayonnaise and pickled beets! An amazing flavor combination and hand's down my favorite burger of all time.

I’ll admit I was skeptical at first (feta mustard? pickled beets? WHAT?), it only took one bite for me to be a believer.

I originally tried this recipe (or something very similar, anyway) in a Blue Apron meal box. No, they aren’t sponsoring this post, but I have worked with them before and order a box of meals now and then, just for fun.

So anyway, this burger. Start with a simple seasoning blend and mix it up with ground pork. While your burgers are grilling (or frying or broiling or however you want to cook them), mix the feta mustard. It’s an amazing combination of feta cheese, whole grain mustard, and mayonnaise. It’s everything I want on my burger, ever!

Spicy Pork Burgers topped with a feta-mustard mayonnaise and pickled beets! An amazing flavor combination and hand's down my favorite burger of all time.

Now, let’s talk about Brioche Buns.

These buttery, French-style rolls toast up with crispy edges and the perfect chew, and they’ve started showing up everywhere (much to my delight!). I have seen them at Whole Foods, Walmart, and ALDI. You can also buy them online at Williams-Sonoma.

Finally, the pickled beets. Their sweet acidity cuts through the richness of the feta mustard and makes the whole burger HAPPY. You can find them locally at any grocery store. I always buy Aunt Nellie’s brand.

I hope you’ll try this pork burger! And more importantly, I hope you love it as much as I do.

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Spicy Pork Burgers topped with a feta-mustard mayonnaise and pickled beets! An amazing flavor combination and hand's down my favorite burger of all time.
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Pork Burgers with Feta Mustard

Spicy Pork Burgers topped with a feta-mustard mayonnaise and pickled beets! An amazing flavor combination and hand’s down my favorite burger of all time.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 756 kcal

Ingredients

For the Pork Spice Blend:

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the Burgers:

  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 6 Bistro-style buns or other rolls, halved
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 16 ounce jar pickled beets

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine garlic powder, coriander, fennel, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Mix well.

  2. Add pork and gently mix until seasonings are distributed evenly. Form into 6 patties approximately 1/2-inch thick each.

  3. Preheat a large skillet or grill over medium-high heat. Add patties (frying in batches if necessary) and cook 3 to 5 minutes per side or until a thermometer inserted at the thickest part reaches 145 degrees.

  4. While the burgers are cooking, in a small bowl combine feta cheese, mayonnaise, and mustard and mix well. Drain 2 to 3 pickled beet slices per person.

  5. Transfer burgers to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm. Spread cut sides of buns with butter and toast in skillet or on grill until golden brown.

  6. To assemble the burgers, spread the bottom of each toasted bun with some of the feta mustard. Top each with a pork burger and 2 to 3 pickled beet slices.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Blue Apron recipe # 998, "Spiced Pork Burgers with Pickled Beets."

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1 comment

  1. Nope, don’t think you’re crazy. I’ve had beetroot with feta on many occasions and you’re right – it’s delish!

    I’ve never thought to add this combo to a pork burger but guess what – now I really want to try it!

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