These tender, super flavourful burgers use fresh chorizo sausages found in the meat department, not the dry cured chorizo from the deli section. Can't find manchego cheese? Use Pecorino-Romano instead.
- Portion size 4 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: August 2013
- 1 Spanish onion cut in 1/2-inch thick rounds
- 1 sweet red pepper seeded and quartered
- 12 oz lean ground pork
- 4 oz fresh chorizo sausages casings removed (about 2)
- 1/2 onion grated
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup grated manchego cheese
- 4 whole wheat buns halved
- 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
- 1 clove garlic grated or pressed
MethodGarlic Mayonnaise: Whisk mayonnaise with garlic; set aside.
Place Spanish onion and red pepper on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until tender and grill-marked, about 16 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine pork, chorizo, grated onion, parsley, paprika, salt and pepper; shape into four 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick patties. Add to grill; grill, covered and turning once, until instant-read thermometer inserted in centre reads 160ºF (71ºC), 10 to 12 minutes.
Sprinkle manchego cheese on burgers; grill, covered, until cheese is melted, 1 minute. Serve with grilled vegetables and garlic mayonnaise in buns.
Nutritional facts Per serving: about
- Fibre 5 g
- Sodium 1248 mg
- Sugars 11 g
- Protein 32 g
- Calories 464.0
- Total fat 23 g
- Potassium 555 mg
- Cholesterol 94 mg
- Saturated fat 8 g
- Total carbohydrate 36 g
- Iron 23.0
- Folate 20.0
- Calcium 20.0
- Vitamin A 16.0
- Vitamin C 95.0