This Bahn Mi Pork Burger recipe by Yvonne Payton-Davis of Knightdale won second place in the 2018 N.C. State Fair Pork Council Special Cooking Contest

Pork:

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 3 green onions, finely diced, green and white parts separated
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup Panko bread crumbs

Pickled Vegetables:

  • 2 cucumbers, sliced thin
  • 1 large carrot, sliced thin
  • 1 red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup rice vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salt

For the Sandwich:

  • 4 French bread rolls
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • Green onion tops
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro

In a large bowl, combine all the sliced pickling vegetables. In a separate bowl, combine water, vinegar, salt and sugar. Pour liquid over vegetables. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside.

Combine pork, white parts of the green onion, teriyaki sauce, pepper and bread crumbs. Form the mixture into four patties.

In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook burgers for six minutes on each side, or until 160 degrees.

To make the sandwiches: split French rolls and spread both sides with butter. Toast under broiler. Spread each side with mayonnaise. Assemble burgers with meat, pickled vegetables, green onion tops and cilantro. You may also add jalapeno slices for extra spice.

 

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