Spicy Pork Burgers

Adding salsa to the ground pork keeps the meat extra moist in this delicious burger recipe.

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PACE® Chunky Medium Salsa

PACE® Chunky Medium Salsa

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  • 1 lb (454 g) ground pork
  • 3/4 cup (185 mL) PACE® Chunky Medium Salsa
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) black pepper
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
  • 4 slices Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 each brioche or soft Kaiser buns, halved and toasted
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) mayonnaise
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 425˚F (220˚C). Mix together ground pork, 1/4 cup (60 mL) salsa, chipotles, salt and pepper until combined. Divide into 4 portions and shape into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick patties.
  2. Heat oil in large ovenproof skillet set over medium heat; cook burgers for about 3 minutes per side or until golden brown. Transfer to oven; cook for 5 minutes. Top each burger with slice of cheese. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until instant-read thermometer reaches 160°F (71°C) when inserted into centre of burger
  3. Sandwich burgers in buns with remaining salsa, mayonnaise, lettuce, onion and jalapeño slices.

Recipe tips

  • Change it up by substituting pork with ground turkey, chicken or beef
  • This recipe can also be used to create sliders- just portion out to smaller patties before cooking.
  • Modify the desired spiciness by removing or adding more chipotles.

Ratings & Reviews

  • June P.

    January 22, 2019

    Very good

    If you like spicy this is a good recipe. 1. My adjustments. deseed the canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce . 2. I omitted the fresh jalapeño pepper, added lettuce, tomato and slivers of red onion.

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Amount Per Serving
Calories 600
Fat 34 g
Saturated Fat 13 g
Cholesterol 130 mg
Sodium 1110 mg
Carbohydrate 40 g
Dietary Fibre 4 g
Protein 32 g
Calcium 18 %DV

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