Lean ground pork burgers topped with a runny egg
These pork burgers with runny egg are just the thing to change-up your hamburger routine. Made with lean ground pork they are tender, juicy, and deliciously messy.
Rarely do I buy ground pork. It’s not that I have anything against it, mind you. Lean ground chicken and turkey have simply always been my go to ground meat product mainly due to their low fat content. But…..
Slap a .99 cent price tag on something, and I’m willing to diverge from my norm!
Upon reaching for my standard package of ground chicken during a recent shopping escapade, I caught the unusually low price on a package of pork out of the corner of my eye. Snatching that sucker up I immediately glanced at the nutrition facts and was overjoyed to see that it was a fairly close match to its poultry counterparts. In the cart it went and just like that the turkey burgers I had on the menu for that night became Pork burgers with runny egg.
On a side note, I noticed a large number of elderly people in the grocery store on that particular trip. Realizing it was Tuesday (senior day) I started hoping my bargain finding good luck would continue to the register. Maybe the cashier would mistake me for a senior citizen and I’ll get the discount. I should have brought a grey haired wig and a cane……..
Back at home I decided I was feeling an asian flavor vibe. I decided to run with it and join my favorite stir fry elements into my burgers. I put Hoisen sauce in with the meat and breadcrumbs to make the patty.
Winter is in full force were I live so instead of cooking my patty on the grill I dug out my trusty cast iron skillet. While I love the flavor of a grilled burger, cooking them in a skillet with the lid on seals in the moisture making for a tender, Juicy burger. Plus I’m a wimp and hate the cold.
Topping these pork burgers with runny egg
To top these pork burgers I opted for a runny egg in place of the traditional toppings. The egg drove home the stir fry theme and the oozing yolk replaced the need for mayo, ketchup or any other condiment. All I needed now was a little lettuce and pickle for crunch and my improvised pork burgers with runny egg were complete.
- ½ pound of lean ground pork
- 3 tablespoons hoisen sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅓ cup panko breadcrumbs
- 2 slices of cheddar cheese
- 3 eggs
- lettuce and pickle
- 2 light hamburger buns
- Mix the pork through the panko in a bowl and shape into 3 patties.
- Heat a skillet to med-high heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- When the skillet is hot add your patties and cover with the lid. Cook 3-4 min per side or till done and set aside to rest.
- crack your 3 eggs into the skillet, sprinkle with salt and pepper and cover with the lid. Let the egg cook 1-2 min or till the tops of the eggs start to look cooked. Remove the lid, flip the eggs and let cook 30sec or till they are cooked to your liking.
- Assemble your burger: Bottom bun, lettuce, pickle, burger patty, cheese and top with your cooked egg.
This meal makes a great salad instead of a sandwich.
You can substitute any other round meat for the pork.
To make a quick meat-less meal use a veggie burger in place of the pork burger.
A runny egg makes everything better in my opinion! Would you agree?
Share pictures of your runny egg creations with me!