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The ultimate pork burger with special sauce and a glass of iced tea

The Ultimate Pork Burger

Krista Stechman
This pork burger is the ultimate homemade version of a Big Mac, using pork instead of beef. It's 2 pork patties, American cheese, special sauce, onions, pickles and lettuce.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine american
Servings 4 people
Calories 990 kcal


Special Sauce

  • ½ cup mayo
  • cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup bread and butter pickles diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika

Pork Burgers

  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 1.5 tsp garlic powder
  • 1.5 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Burger Toppings

  • ¾ cup iceberg lettuce shredded
  • ¼ cup yellow onion fine diced
  • 8 slices American cheese
  • cup dill pickles chips


Making the Special Sauce

  • Mince the garlic and small dice the bread and butter pickles
  • Add all of the special sauce ingredients to a bowl and whisk until well combined. Set aside. Sauce will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days

Mixing and Cooking the Pork Burgers

  • Add ground pork to a large bowl and add remaining pork burger ingredients
  • Mix well but do not over mix. Form into patties
  • Cook the patties on a cast iron griddle or pan for 4 minutes each side. Check the temperature of the burgers with a meat thermometer. You're looking for a temp of 160°F
  • Add the cheese right before the burgers are ready and allow to melt for 30 seconds
  • Remove the burgers from the heat and place each one on a bun

Adding the toppings

  • While the burgers are cooking dice the onion and shred the lettuce very thin with a sharp knife
  • Add the lettuce, onion, dill pickle and special sauce to the tops of the burgers. Enjoy!


Calories: 990kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 47gFat: 83gSaturated Fat: 29gPolyunsaturated Fat: 18gMonounsaturated Fat: 30gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 217mgSodium: 2225mgPotassium: 868mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1007IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 499mgIron: 3mg
Keyword big mac, burger, cheese burger, pork burger, quick dinner, quick meals, special sauce
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