Spiced 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.

A pork burger on a wooden cutting board.

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.

I’ll admit it sounds like a weird combination (feta mustard? pickled beets? WHAT?), but if you take one bite, you’ll be a believer.

Table of Contents
  1. Recipe ingredients
  2. Ingredient notes
  3. Step-by-step instructions
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. Recipe FAQs
  6. Pork Burgers with Feta Mustard Recipe

Recipe ingredients

Labeled ingredients for pork burgers with feta mustard.

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Ingredient notes

  • Pork spice blend: This simple blend of spices flavors the ground pork and makes it absolutely delicious.
  • Ground pork: Plain ground pork, on pork sausage or mild or sweet Italian sausage.
  • Feta mustard: This mouth-watering spread is made up of whole-grain mustard, feta cheese, and mayonnaise. All the best toppings mixed together!
  • Pickled beets: I like Aunt Nellie’s brand. They are sweet and acidic and it really just completes the burger.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Mix the garlic powder, coriander, fennel, paprika, and salt and pepper to taste (I like 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper). 
Seasoning for pork burgers in a small white bowl.
  1. Add pork and gently mix until seasonings are distributed evenly. Form into 6 patties approximately 1/2-inch thick each.
Pork burgers on a baking sheet before being cooked.
  1. 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 160 degrees.
Three pork burgers being cooked in a black skillet.
  1. 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.
Pickled beets on a paper towel next to feta sauce.
  1. 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. 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.
A disassembled pork burger on a wooden cutting board.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: This recipe makes 6 delicious pork burgers on buns.
  • Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Make ahead: The feta mustard can be made the day before (stir to recombine before serving). The patties can also be assembled and stored covered in the refrigerator a day in advance. And of course, the pickled beets (should you choose to make them) can be made weeks in advance.
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Recipe FAQs

What is the cooking temperature for ground pork?

The USDA recommends cooking ground pork to 160 degrees.

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A pork burger with feta mustard and pickled beets on a wooden cutting board.

Pork Burgers with Feta Mustard

Spiced 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.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6 servings
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 931

Ingredients 

For the pork spice blend (see note 1):

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

For the pork burgers:

  • 2 pounds ground pork (see note 2)
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese (see note 3)
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 (16-ounce) jar pickled beets (see note 4)
  • 6 brioche buns or other burger buns, split
  • 1/4 cup butter softened

Instructions 

  • In a large bowl, combine garlic powder, coriander, fennel, paprika, and salt and pepper to taste (I like 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper). Mix well.
  • Add pork and gently mix until seasonings are distributed evenly. Form into 6 patties approximately 1/2-inch thick each.
  • 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 160 degrees.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Notes

  1. Pork spice blend: This simple blend of spices flavors the ground pork and makes it absolutely delicious.
  2. Ground pork: Plain ground pork, on pork sausage or mild or sweet Italian sausage.
  3. Feta mustard: This mouth-watering spread is made up of whole-grain mustard, feta cheese, and mayonnaise. All the best toppings mixed together!
  4. Pickled beets: I like Aunt Nellie’s brand. They are sweet and acidic and it really just completes the burger. 
  5. Yield: This recipe makes 6 delicious pork burgers on buns.
  6. Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  7. Make ahead: The feta mustard can be made the day before (stir to recombine before serving). The patties can also be assembled and stored covered in the refrigerator a day in advance. And of course, the pickled beets (should you choose to make them) can be made weeks in advance.

Nutrition

Serving: 1burger on briocheCalories: 931kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 38gFat: 69gSaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 293mgSodium: 877mgPotassium: 456mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1129IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 171mgIron: 2mg
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    1. Yay, Shannon! Thank you so much! I know, it sounds so weird but it’s my favorite burger ever. Thanks for giving it a try and I’m so happy you liked it. :)

  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!5 stars