Sunday, November 7, 2010

Chipotle Pork Burger

So after doing some research I discovered that Indiana's biggest crop is corn and they are known for a huge pork tenderloin sandwich. Even though the sandwich sounded good I decided to roll with a twist and make this spicy pork burger. I found the original recipe online but of course changed it for our tastes. This was so good! I will be doing lots of pork burgers from now on!

1 pound ground pork
2 chopped chipotle peppers
4 slices Monterey jack cheese
4 hamburger buns
1 avocado
3 tablespoons fire roasted tomatillo salsa
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
salt and pepper

Make It:
In a bowl mix together pork, chipotles and salt and pepper. Once combined form into four patties, set on a plate and place in the refrigerator. Heat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl mush avocado with a fork, then stir in salsa and cilantro leaves. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Lay cheese slices out so they get warm, tis helps them melt faster. Put patties in skillet and cook four minutes per side, place whole skillet in oven for 6 minutes. Put cheese on patties, leave in oven until cheese is melted. Toast buns in oven. Serve one patty on each bun, topped with 2 tablespoons of the avocado salsa. Enjoy!

Fresh Salsa(pico de gallo)

This is my favorite kind of salsa, I make it constantly throughout the summer. You can adjust the spice level to your liking by adding more or less jalapeno.

4 tomatoes, quartered and seeded and chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
1/2 white onion chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped(remove the seeds and white rib if you don't like heat)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
juice from 1 lime
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin

Make It:
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and place in refrigerator for at least an hour. Stir and Enjoy!