When my family is trying to figure out our weekly menu, we usually start with the common chicken, turkey, beef, and pork suggestions and go from there. I’m referring to the main dish, not the side dish (but meat as a side dish? oh yeah!). One main dish that gets overlooked is ground pork – here is how we added it to our weekly list of possibilities.
The kind of pork we purchased was ground pork. If for some reason you don’t know what you are looking for, it resembles your basic ground beef packaging but is a little lighter red. In a bowl, mix your ground pork with 1 clove of minced garlic, 1 tablespoon of dried onion (rehydrated), 1 tablespoon of your favorite rib rub and 1 egg. Most of the time when I grill ground beef, pork or turkey, I use 1 egg. It seems to help hold the meat together before and after it is grilled.
After you mix the ingredients. Form about 4-5 patties with your hands. Place on your preheated grill. Whenever I’m grilling ground meat, I usually find a comfortable setting that doesn’t have too much flame because I want to cook the meat throughout before the outsides get charred. Once you’ve found your setting, grill the patties on one side long enough that it will hold the pork together when flipped over. Flip over and leave on a little longer. Repeat flipping until your pork is cooked all the way through. Some might disagree with this technique, but I’ve found that it keeps a lot of the juices from falling into the grill and keeps you from charring one side too much.
Also, add some mashed potatoes and applesauce to help complete this meal. The total time to Make Ground Pork Patties for Dinner is no different than grilling hamburgers.