Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Spicy Pork Burgers With Honey Mustard Caramelized Onions~

Mise En Place:)~

We are already at posting about a recipe we have gleaned and made lately~
You can view more by visiting Ann and Lori~

Well The English Kitchen..More precisely Marie.. posted this ..and the onions..just got to me..not to mention the pork burgers.. we are not great ground turkey and chicken lovers..but pork? It works..

We both gave these burgers a 2 thumbs up..I e-mailed the recipe to our daughters and It's on our keeper list now..
Marie..Thank you again for a great recipe!!

La Recette~

*Spicy Pork Burgers*
Makes 6
Printable Recipe

Delicious, moist burgers flavoured with tasty spices and served with spicy fried onions. These are quick, easy and fabulously tasty!

1 kg of ground pork
(can also use equal amounts of ground pork and veal, just so long as
you have 1kg of meat)
1 heaping tsp of dried marjoram
1 heaping tsp of dried ground ginger
1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
1 tsp celery seed
10 cardamom pods, seeds removed and ground to a powder
(discard the pods)
1 20g packet of flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 TBS olive oil to cook

For the onions:
1 TBS butter
2 large onions, peeled, cut in half and sliced into half moons
1 TBS dijon mustard
2 tsp runny honey

Combine the meat with all the spices and parsley. Mix well with your hands to combine thoroughly. Shape into 6 round patties, slightly thicker on the outside edges than in the middle. (This helps them to keep their shape better) Set aside.

Take a large skillet and melt the butter for the onions over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally over medium heat, until they begin to soften and brown in places. Stir in the mustard and honey. Mix well. Set aside and keep warm.

Wipe the skillet out and then add the olive oil. Heat until hot over medium high heat. Add the meat patties. Cook for 5 minutes on each side, until cooked through and nicely browned. Don't press down when cooking as you will press the meat juices out and end up with dry burgers.

Serve the burgers hot with some of the spicy onions spooned over top~

(Apologies for the night shot:))

My notes~

We used fresh ginger..Ever since Jacques learned that peeling ginger w/ a spoon is a breeze and that freezing it first before grating(RICARDO)..makes grating it in fact a snap.. we always use fresh ginger..
He BBQ'd the patties..that I prepared this morning.. and the buns.. I did cook down the mustard and honey a tiny bit for the onions.. I added some Honey Lime Chipotle mustard as a condiment to the burgers..very little..and some arugula on the bun for crunch~
We had home baked fries..and house Dills..
GREAT BURGERS..Courtesy of The English Kitchen~

Best in show of Caramelized Onions:)I'll never make them the regular way anymore~


  1. Girl...you have succeeded in making me so hungry that I could eat one of those burgers right this very minute...for breakfast!

    They looks fabulous and there is no need to apologize for that magnificent night pic...


  2. This looks really good. Marie does have good recipes.

  3. Wow, great minds think alike, I just made pork burgers the other night, although I add ground turkey to mine. I love Ricardo's tip about the ginger, he has a lot of great ideas. You have more tasty ingredients in yours, I am going to give these a try.
    Margaret B

  4. The caramelized onions would add wonderful flavor to any burger. You must tell me, Monique, who is Ricardo?

  5. Good morning Kathy..you can find Ricardo on The Food Network here in Canada..in his magazines.. cookbooks..and on his show w/ regular TV here every day.. he also has a website in French.. but many of his recipes are in English on Food Network.
    He is an icon here.. has won for best cookbook of the year.. he is kind and nice and charming..a great family man..
    and looks as nice:)



    You can even watch videos:)

    I hope you enjoy..he is very popular..I have a few recipes of his on my sidebar~
    One of our baby shower cakes..the cabbage..was from one of his magazines..
    Have a great day everyone..

    Martha..It's true..Marie has excellent recipes..

    Linda..I think this is your cup of tea..Maureen too..

    Bonne Journée again!

  6. Thanks for the link, Monique. I will look them up after this. The burgers look fantastic! I would never had thought of freshly grated nutmeg, but now that you have mentioned, it's a brainwave. Gosh, only you can take such an artistic shot of all the ingredients! The caramelised onions are oh-so-good on anything! :)

  7. The snow is finally melting here with the January thaw....so BBQing is possible! Yea!! I popped over to Marie's site and between the 2 of you, I'm starving. These look like a keeper. I love all of the ingredients and only eat beef rarely, so this is just perfect.


  8. It looks SO delicious! I'm convinced that eating at your hoise is like eating at a Michel starred restaurant every evening! And I agree...frsh ginger is magnifique, not to mention hoe good is it for the health..

  9. Yummy, and the carmalized onions look like they would just melt in ones mouth. Yes, Marie has some great recipes.

  10. If I didn't already have dinner planned, this would definitely be on the menu.

    Monique you share the best recipes.

  11. Yummie, caramelized onion on the hamburger...looks delicious, love it!
    By the way, never had hamburger with pork...must try...

  12. Carmalized onions...MMmmmm would imagine they would be good on many things...Must try this new way.
    Your night shots are Perfect!
    Love all the spices and the tip on making the patties, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  13. as usually your pictures are great and your recipe too! So tasty.....

  14. Oh my heavens!! Just look at those onions.

  15. What a lovely combination of flavors!

    If you and your family like this recipe, I know we would like too ~ it has always worked out that way since day 1. ;)

    Thank you to Marie, and thank you for sharing, mon cher. xo

    P.S. I agree with what Ann said the other day ~ you could not take a bad picture if you tried. These are no exception... exquisite!

  16. It isn't a secret that I love pork!! These do sound incredible..and the caramelized onions..yum. I must give them a try.

  17. Yum, these sound great. I love carmelized onions, too.

  18. Des burgers de haut vol ... Il me reste des pains au congélateur, reliquats de la fête de Paul ... Voilà à quoi je vais les employer ! ;o)
    Bisous et bonne journée

  19. you have such pretty kitchen things...you make them so special and pretty! night shots by you still manage to looks awesome Monnique!

  20. Your pork burgers sound absolutely delicious, Monique! I love the subtle changes you made to the recipe - I would have done so similarly.

    Another recipe I need to try soon!

  21. Si mes gloutons pouvaient voir cette recette et tes photos, ils me demanderaient de descendre en cuisine tout de suite !
    Moi qui pensais ne plus avoir faim, je me sens capable de croquer dans ces hamburgers
    Bonne après midi

  22. I have some ground turkey in the fridge... think I'll try it with all these fabulous spices....great combination of flavors!

  23. Mmm these burgers look fantastic - what a fantastic dinner. Marie's recipes are always trustworthy :)

  24. Mouthwatering. These burgers would be delicious here in Australia right now, make on the BBQ, a perfect summer dish! They look amazing. Love caramelised onions so much.

  25. Oh my, these sound wonderful! I think I know a man who would be very happy if I made these for him. I love using my Microplane for fresh nutmeg. I love the smell of it!

  26. I like your blog, the pictures are so nice !

  27. CARDAMOM! My favorite spice du jour! I nevernever would have thought to put it with pork. In hamburgers.

    I've bookmarked this recipe. It's too good to pass up!

  28. Marie is a gracious food writer..I know you will all enjoy her recipe..It is beyond reproach~
    Thank you!

  29. Your photography is amazing. You frequently add supporting items into the shot; it adds depth both visually and emotionally. Thank you for your visits to my blog and your very kind comments.