These Perfect Parmesan Double Pork Burgers are almost too good words. They should be on everyone's bucket list! The flavor is divine. Ground pork, cooked bacon, ham or pancetta, onion and of course parmesan cheese! You have to try them!
You can easily bake or grill these Perfect Parmesan Double Pork Burgers. Either way the result is so tasty! More often than not, I honestly bake them and I have never had any leftovers or a complaint!
As for toppings, you can put anything on top of them. Usual burger topping will all work and I can't wait to hear what toppings you prefer on your Perfect Parmesan Double Pork Burgers. I am always curious. I can't help it!
We have another pork burger recipe that is also definitely worth a try. Our Favorite Pork Burger was our first favorite pork burger until we started making this Perfect Parmesan Double Pork Burger. Now, we make them both regularly depending on the mood we are in!
Ingredients for Perfect Parmesan Double Pork Burger
- ground pork
- diced bacon, ham or pancetta
- parmesan cheese
How to make Perfect Parmesan Double Pork Burgers
First, prepare your ingredients. Dice or crumble cooked bacon, ham or pancetta. The smaller, the better. Dice your onion. Again, the smaller the better.
In a large mixing bowl combine pork, bacon, ham or pancetta, parmesan cheese, onion, salt and pepper. We usually use our hands but I leave it up to you. Mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
Form into 8 patties about ¾ inch thick.
Decide whether you want to bake or grill your burgers.
Make the Perfect Pork Burger
If you are adding other ingredients to make your burger do your best to not over mix it. The more you mix ground pork the harder your burgers will turn out. After you have broken up your ground pork in your bowl, add the other ingredients, distributed as evenly as possible across your meat and gently combine with your hands.
Divide mixture into the number of burgers you need and gently shape into patties. As soon as the patties hold their shape set them aside.
Right before you are going to grill your hamburgers, make a shallow dent or as my husband calls it, a small crater in the middle or center of your burger about a half an inch deep. Essentially, you are making two thumbprints in the middle of your burger, side by side.
Some of the tissue in ground pork shrinks as your burger cooks which is why some homemade burgers tend to lose their flat, even shape. This technique means you will serve up a flat burger, every time.
Once you have brown grill marks on the bottom of your burger, it is time to flip it over. No matter what, do not press down on them. You are just pressing out all of the juices and moisture from the ground meat into your barbecue and your burger will turn out dense and dry.
I remember my mother and father always flipping burgers over and pressing down on them to make them cook faster, and I used to do it too. I now encourage everyone to only flip their burgers over one time only and NEVER press down on them. You will be glad you did!
How to Grill the Best Burger?
Turn all of your burners up to high for between 10 and 15 minutes. Next, you reduce your heat to medium and clean the grates on your barbecue with a sturdy barbecue brush and add oil if necessary. Once clean, place your burgers on the grates and close your lid.
After 5-10 minutes, flip your burgers once. Before you flip them make sure there are brown grill marks on the bottom. Also, the meat should start to look cooked from the side of the burger, almost half way up.
Once flipped, cook for another 5-10 minutes or the burgers reach an internal temperature of about 150 degrees.
How do you keep burgers from sticking to your grill?
Other Ground Pork Recipes to Try
If you have a moment, please check out our video below! These burgers are so good!
Perfect Parmesan Double Pork Burger Video
Perfect Parmesan Double Pork Burger
- First, prepare your ingredients. Dice or crumble cooked bacon, ham or pancetta. The smaller, the better. Dice your onion. Again, the smaller the better.
- In a large mixing bowl combine pork, bacon, ham or pancetta, parmesan cheese, onion, salt and pepper. We usually use our hands but I leave it up to you. Mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
- Form into 8 patties about ¾ inch thick.
- If baking these burgers in the oven prepare a rimmed baking sheet with tinfoil and a rack lightly coated in cooking spray. Cook for approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Flip burgers at about the 15 minute mark and rotate your baking sheet.
- Oil grill rack, and then grill patties turning over once, until cooked through, about 10 minutes per side.
MAKING YOUR BURGERS
- Serve with or without a bun. Serve with or without cheese and all of your favorite burger toppings! I usually melt cheese on the buns and add lettuce, tomato, and anything else I feel like! Be creative. These burgers are delicious. Enjoy!