Recipe courtesy of Ray Ray's Hog Pit

Mangalitsa Brat Burger

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 burgers
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Brat Seasoning:

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon kosher salt 

2 teaspoons red pepper flakes, optional 

2 teaspoons ground white pepper 

1 teaspoon dried marjoram 

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 

1/2 teaspoon ground mace 

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 


3 pounds ground pork (preferably from a Mangalitsa or other heritage breed hog)


1 cup honey

3/4 cup mayonnaise

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 

Salt and pepper

6 hamburger buns

2 cups thinly sliced Napa cabbage

1 cup thinly sliced onions


  1. For the brat seasoning: Stir together the garlic, salt, red pepper flakes if using, white pepper, marjoram, allspice, mace, nutmeg and ginger in a large bowl.
  2. For the pork: Preheat a grill to medium heat.
  3. Add the ground pork and 2 tablespoons cold water to the bowl with the brat seasoning. Mix together until well blended. Form into 6 patties. Grill for 5 minutes on each side.
  4. For the spread: Combine the honey, mayonnaise, cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Stir until smooth.
  5. To assemble the sandwich: Place the patties on the buns, top with some cabbage and onions, and then smother with some of the spread.
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