Chipotle Pork Cheeseburgers . . .

Serves 4

 

Smoky pork burgers topped with melted Muenster and creamy avocado broadens your taste bud experience. Don’t skip the sliced tomatillo.

    •    1 lb ground pork
    •    2 teaspoons minced chipotle in adobo plus 1 teaspoon adobo sauce (most grocery stores)
    •    2 garlic cloves, forced through a garlic press
    •    4 slices Muenster cheese
    •    4 hamburger buns, toasted
    •    1/4 cup mayonnaise
    •    1 large tomatillo (1/4 lb), husked and rinsed, then sliced
    •    1/2 small avocado, sliced
    •    1/2 cup cilantro sprigs
    •    Prepare barbecue for direct-heat cooking over medium heat
    •    Gently mix pork, chipotle, garlic, and a scant tsp salt until just combined.

          Form into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) patties.
    •    Oil grill rack, then grill patties, covered, 4 minutes.
    •    Flip patties and top with a slice of cheese.

          Grill, covered, until just cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes more.
    •    Spread buns with mayonnaise and assemble burgers with tomatillo, avocado, and cilantro.