Grilled Pork Chorizo Burgers with Fig Mayo  & Roasted Peppers
Summer Grilling

Grilled Pork Chorizo Burgers

with Fig Mayo & Roasted Peppers

30 MIN
4 Servings
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Chefs! All summer long, we’re bringing you a mix of recipes designed for our favorite outdoor activity—grilling! These flavor-packed burgers feature ground chorizo (a type of Mexican spiced pork sausage) topped with rounds of sautéed onion grilled to charred perfection, plus a swipe of fig spread combined with mayonnaise lends it all sweet, creamy contrast. It's all served alongside a crisp salad finished with our new herby green goddess dressing.
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Grilled Pork Chorizo Burgers with Fig Mayo  & Roasted Peppers
Title
  • 18 oz Pork Chorizo
  • 4 Potato Buns
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 2 Persian Cucumbers
  • 2 Romaine Lettuce Hearts
  • 2 Tbsps Fig Spread
  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 oz Sliced Roasted Red Peppers
  • ¼ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsps Sliced Roasted Almonds
  • ¼ cup Green Goddess Dressing
  • ¼ cup Grated Romano Cheese
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Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Preheat your grill to maintain a temperature of 450-500°F. Carefully oil the grill grates. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the onion; cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick rounds, keeping the layers intact. Place in a bowl; drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; turn to coat. Halve the buns. Roughly chop the lettuce. Halve the cucumbers lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise and fig spread

Form the patties
2 Form the patties

Place the chorizo and breadcrumbs in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Gently mix to combine. Using your hands, form the mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties. Transfer to a plate. 

Grill the patties & onion
3 Grill the patties & onion

Grill the patties 6 to 7 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through.* Grill the seasoned onion rounds 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until charred and tender. Transfer to a work surface.

*An instant-read thermometer should register 160°F.

Toast the buns
4 Toast the buns

Add the halved buns, cut side down, to the grill and toast 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until lightly browned. Transfer to a work surface.

Make the salad & serve your dish
5 Make the salad & serve your dish

In a large bowl, combine the chopped lettuce, sliced cucumbers, almonds, and cheese. Add enough of the green goddess dressing to coat (you may have extra). Toss to coat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Assemble the burgers using the toasted buns, fig mayo, grilled patties, peppers, and as much of the grilled onion as you’d like. Serve the burgers with the salad on the side. Enjoy! 

Tips from Home Chefs

Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Preheat your grill to maintain a temperature of 450-500°F. Carefully oil the grill grates. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the onion; cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick rounds, keeping the layers intact. Place in a bowl; drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; turn to coat. Halve the buns. Roughly chop the lettuce. Halve the cucumbers lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise and fig spread

2 Form the patties

Place the chorizo and breadcrumbs in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Gently mix to combine. Using your hands, form the mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties. Transfer to a plate. 

Form the patties
Grill the patties & onion
3 Grill the patties & onion

Grill the patties 6 to 7 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through.* Grill the seasoned onion rounds 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until charred and tender. Transfer to a work surface.

*An instant-read thermometer should register 160°F.

4 Toast the buns

Add the halved buns, cut side down, to the grill and toast 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until lightly browned. Transfer to a work surface.

Toast the buns
Make the salad & serve your dish
5 Make the salad & serve your dish

In a large bowl, combine the chopped lettuce, sliced cucumbers, almonds, and cheese. Add enough of the green goddess dressing to coat (you may have extra). Toss to coat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Assemble the burgers using the toasted buns, fig mayo, grilled patties, peppers, and as much of the grilled onion as you’d like. Serve the burgers with the salad on the side. Enjoy! 

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