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Grilled Jerk Pork Burger

Mix things up with spicy jerk pork patties topped off with juicy grilled pineapple for an unforgettable grilling getaway.

Cooking for 2 people


  • 1 lb. ground pork (not lean)
  • 3 tbsp. jerk seasoning or paste
  • spray oil
  • 2 rings pineapple (preferably fresh)
  • 2 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 2 burger buns
  • 0.25 red onion, sliced into rings

1 Food Prep

  • Place your pork into a bowl, then combine with the jerk seasoning or paste. Mix to thoroughly distribute the seasoning, then split the mixture and form into patties.

2 Grill Prep

3 The Cook

  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.
  • Spray your patties lightly with oil, then place them oiled side down onto the grate, directly over the coals. Cook for 2–3 minutes, then use a spatula to flip them over and cook for an additional 2–3 minutes.
  • Move your patties across to the indirect heat, close the lid and cook for 10–15 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 160°F.
  • As your pork burgers are nearing finishing, place the pineapple rings directly over the coals and cook for 2 minutes per side to add some color, then remove them from the grill.
  • Toast the buns on the cooler side of the grate for 2 to 3 minutes until toasted and warm.
  • Lay your pepper jack cheese over the pork patties and close the lid until the cheese is melted, about 1 minute.
  • To serve, lay the pork patty on the bun and top with a ring of pineapple and some sliced red onion.
Recipe created by Hardcore Carnivore Jess Pryles on behalf of Kingsford® Charcoal.

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

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3 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent taste I made this last week and it went over so well with the famiky. Well most it has some kick so a few were interested in hotdogs instead but I loved it!
Date published: 2023-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grilled Beef Short Ribs Have used this recipe a couple of times, and I find it to be excellent. Since we are using a "fatty" cut!
Date published: 2023-05-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Subbed a portobello mushroom burger I substituted for healthy and it tasted divine. Kept everything else the same.
Date published: 2023-05-26
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