Sesame-Ginger Pork Patty with Pineapple

 

Tonight we enjoyed this Sesame-Ginger Pork Patty with Pineapple .  It was sweet, savory and delicious!  Ted and I both agreed this was very satisfying to the taste buds.   It was quick to throw together and smelled wonderful cooking.     This is a keeper!

Serves 4                     35 minutes to serve

 

Ingredients

    • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
    • 2 scallions, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
    • 2 teaspoons sesame oil, divided
    • 1 pound ground pork
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
    • 4 pineapple rings, 1/4 inch thick

Directions

  • Preheat grill to medium-high (or see Stovetop Variation).
  • Combine soy sauce, scallions, garlic, ginger and 1 teaspoon sesame oil in a small bowl.
  • Place pork in a medium bowl. Add half of the sauce mixture to the pork and gently combine without overmixing. Form into 4 patties, about 3/4 inch thick. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon sesame oil and vinegar to the remaining sauce mixture and set aside.
  • Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the burgers, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 155°F, 4 to 5 minutes per side. During the last 3 minutes of cooking, add the pineapple rings to the grill and cook, turning once, until dark grill marks appear.
  • 5  Combine watercress and carrot in a large bowl. Toss with 2 tablespoons of the reserved sauce. Divide the salad among 4 plates. Top each portion with a pineapple ring and a burger. Drizzle any remaining sauce on top.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 217 calories; 9 g fat(3 g sat); 2 g fiber; 13 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 23 mcg folate; 66 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 5786 IU vitamin A; 45 mg vitamin C; 81 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 531 mg sodium; 540 mg potassium
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