Pork Burgers With Bacon Marmalade

Total Time:
40 min
15 min
25 min

4 servings

  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar, plus more for drizzling
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground pork
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 1 romaine lettuce heart, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes (1 sliced, 1 chopped)
  • Make the bacon marmalade: Cook the bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until almost crisp, 5 minutes. Pour out half of the drippings, add the onion to the skillet and cook, stirring, until the onion browns, 10 more minutes (add a splash of water if the onion sticks). Stir in the hot sauce, sugar, vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste.

  • Form the pork into four 4-inch-wide patties; season with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, then add the patties and cook 4 to 5 minutes per side, topping each with a slice of cheese about 3 minutes before they're done.

  • Spread the bacon marmalade on the bun bottoms and top each with some lettuce, a patty, a tomato slice and a bun top.

  • Drizzle the remaining lettuce and the chopped tomato with olive oil and vinegar, and season with salt and pepper; toss. Serve with the burgers.

  • Per serving: Calories 695; Fat 44 g (Saturated 17 g); Cholesterol 140 mg; Sodium 565 mg; Carbohydrate 31 g; Fiber 2 g; Protein 43 g

  • Photograph by Christopher Testani

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