Manchego-Stuffed Pork Burgers


Recipe: Manchego-Stuffed Pork Burgers


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for brushing
  • 1/4 cup pimiento-stuffed Spanish olives
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 1/4 pounds coarsely ground pork
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 pound manchego cheese, broken into bite-size pieces
  • 4 Portuguese rolls, split
  • Pimientos, tomato, red onion and/or lettuce, for topping


  1. Preheat a grill to medium-high. Place the 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, the olives, garlic, oregano, chili powder, paprika, coriander, cumin and allspice in a food processor; pulse until smooth. Scrape the mixture into a large bowl and stir in 2 tablespoons mayonnaise.
  2. Mix the pork into the olive mixture; season with salt and pepper. Shape into 4 patties, about 1/2 inch thick. Make a deep pocket in each; stuff with some manchego, then close the patty around the cheese.
  3. Brush the burgers with oil; season with salt and pepper. Brush the grill with oil; grill the burgers until marked on the bottom, 5 minutes. Flip and continue grilling until just cooked through, 5 more minutes.
  4. Brush the cut sides of the rolls with the remaining 1 tablespoon mayonnaise; grill until lightly toasted. Serve the burgers on the rolls with your choice of toppings.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

Calories: 751

Fat: 51 g

Protein: 39 g

My rating 4 stars:  ★★★★☆ 1 review(s)

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