Burger Al Pastor

Total Time:
1 hr 13 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
38 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 6 dried guajillo chiles, stemmed, seeded and soaked
  • 2 teaspoons crumbled dried marjoram
  • 2 teaspoons crumbled dried oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 small white onion, chopped, divided
  • 1/2 cup sweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 pounds extra-lean ground pork
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 8 sesame seed hamburger buns
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Drain the soaked chiles and put them in a blender with the marjoram, oregano, garlic, 1/4 of the chopped onion and the pineapple juice and puree until smooth. Add the salt and pepper. Mix to combine.

  • Put the pork in large bowl and pour the marinade on top. Using a fork, mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  • Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.

  • Divide the pork mixture into 8 equal portions. Shape each portion into a 1/2-inch thick patty.

  • Oil the grill pan. Working in batches, grill the burgers until cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes per side. Transfer the burgers to a plate and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. Let rest for about 8 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, brush the grill pan with oil and grill the pineapple slices until golden brown, 2 minutes per side.

  • Spread 1 teaspoon mayonnaise on the cut sides of each bun and warm on the grill pan about 2 minutes, cut-side down.

  • Place a burgers onto the bottom half of the bun. Top with a slice of grilled pineapple, some cilantro and the remaining chopped onion. Cover with the bun tops and serve.


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