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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.

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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

Fuel: We recommend Kingsford® Original Charcoal Briquets

Method: Two-Zone Method

Temp: 350°F (Medium Heat)

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.

13 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely DELUSH Simple and easy but OH SO YUMMY!! These were a big hit with my husband who is very picky with his beef!
Date published: 2023-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tasty Very good recipe to try with family and friends. Tasty and juicy. Worth making on the grill
Date published: 2023-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kingsford Grilled Jerk Pork Burger I found this receipe to be very tasty. I loved the directions specifying exactly how long to cook each side of pork burger and I especially liked the "how to handle a flare-up" which taught me something I had never known before.
Date published: 2023-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grilled jerk pork burger This was absolutely Delicious and juicy . My mouth is watering just thinking about it right now
Date published: 2023-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It looks like a great thing to try Excellent smoky flavor. Not too chewy and well done pork.
Date published: 2023-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Burger Jerk Tasty little fellow, must butter the buns. Lots of cheese.
Date published: 2023-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious! Never thought to make a pork burger before and I don't know why because this was amazing! If you like bacon you will love this recipe for pork burgers!!!
Date published: 2023-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Flavor These juicy, zingy, pork burgers are delicious. Just make sure not to dry them out, because that takes them from delicious to almost inedible. The jerk seasoning with the peppery cheese, crisp sharp onions, and sweet pineapple are a match made in heaven.
Date published: 2023-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grilled jerk pork is the bees knees Ive bought Kingsford for years only charcoal I use
Date published: 2023-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! The fresh pineapple really pulled this together. I was a little hesitant at first but glad I tried it. This is a taste that I never want to forget!
Date published: 2023-06-04
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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