Pulled Pork Burgers Recipe

A savoury pork alternative to the hamburger.


1 1⁄2 lbs. ground beef, preferably ground chuck with at least 20 percent fat, at room temperature
2 tsp Dijon mustard
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 to 6 hamburger buns, split
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
12 oz. leftover pulled pork, reheated
Lettuce, tomato, and any other toppings you prefer


Step 1: Heat a charcoal grill or gas grill to medium-high heat.

Step 2: In a medium bowl, combine the beef with the mustard and rub, gently kneading into 4 to 6 equal patties, about 3?4 inch thick each. Season the burgers very generously with salt and pepper and transfer to a plate lined with plastic wrap.

Step 3: Grill the burgers directly on the grill for about 10 minutes, turning once, for medium. Move the burgers away from the heat to rest on a warm (but definitely not hot) part of the grill. Brush the cut sides of the buns with the melted butter and grill the cut sides of the buns for about 1 minute, until toasted.

Step 4: Slide the burgers onto the buns and finish them by topping each with a small handful of pulled pork and Only Sauce, plus lettuce and tomato and whatever toppings you prefer. Serve immediately.

Makes 4-6 burgers.

See more recipes from Everyday Barbecue. Reprinted with permission from Myron Mixon’s Everyday Barbecue (2013, Random House).