Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Chipotle Pork Cheeseburgers

After a long weekend away, I needed a rest on Monday after work even though it was July 4th and I should be out celebrating. Instead, I went in search of a recipe to celebrate the holiday in the comfort of my own home. I was a bit skeptical of this recipe at first, but the positive reviews and my love of chipotle overcame my hesitance. I have to say this is probably my favourite dinner that I've cooked in a while. Yes, the chipotle flavour is strong, but that's what makes it so good! I doubled the amount of chipotle in the burgers and skipped on the mayo, sliced avocado, and sliced tomatillo combo in favour of a pseudo guacamole spiked with tomatillo salsa. You are welcome to use your own judgement with it. I couldn't find muenster cheese, so I just used an aged cheddar instead. I also added a teaspoon of cumin to the burgers because it just seemed odd not to have it in there. The end result, while not faithful to the recipe, was delicious.

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Chipotle Pork Cheeseburgers (adapted from epicurious.com)

450g ground pork (not lean)
4 teaspoons minced chipotle in adobo plus 2 teaspoons adobo sauce
1 teaspoon cumin powder
2 garlic cloves, forced through a garlic press
4 slices Muenster cheese (or cheddar)
4 hamburger buns, toasted
1 avocado
1 tsp tomatillo salsa

1. Gently mix pork, chipotle, cumin, garlic, and a scant teaspoon salt until just combined. Form into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) patties.
2. Grill or fry patties until done.
3. Meanwhile, mash avocado and mix with tomatillo sauce.
4. Assemble cooked burgers with cheese topped with guacamole.

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