MealsAugust-September 2016

Gluten-Free Mediterranean Pork Burgers

MAKES 4 GLUTEN-FREE BURGERS

Gluten-Free Mediterranean Pork Burger

Photography by MATTHEW KADEY

If you’re not a fan of olives, form one or more patties without them and then stir olives into the remaining meat. Diced feta cheese (if tolerated) is a good mix-in. For added Mediterranean flavor, serve gluten-free burgers topped with Gluten-Free Gremolata.

Ingredients:

-Cooking oil, for brushing grill
1 pound lean ground pork
½ cup finely chopped oil-packed sundried tomatoes
½ cup finely chopped roasted red peppers
⅓ cup finely chopped Kalamata olives
2 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapeño, optional
1 shallot, finely chopped
¼ teaspoon black pepper
4 gluten-free buns, split horizontally
-Melted butter, optional
-Gremolata, optional
-Sliced tomato, optional

Directions:

1. Preheat the grill. Brush the grate with cooking oil.

2. Place the pork in a large bowl. Add sundried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, olives, jalapeno (if using), shallot and black pepper and mix together until ingredients are evenly incorporated. Form into 4 equal-size patties.

3. Place patties on preheated grill. Cover and cook 5 minutes per side, flipping patties once. When done, meat should register 160°F on a meat thermometer.

4. Brush sliced buns with melted butter (if using) and place buns on the grill, cut side down. Toast 30 seconds to 1 minute.

5. Arrange hot patties between buns. Top with Gremolata and sliced tomato, if desired.

Each burger contains 550 calories, 34g total fat, 9g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 81mg cholesterol, 625mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate, 7g fiber, 6g sugars, 22g protein, 18Est GL.

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