Pork Burger with Buffalo Egg Salad

You guys, I was so unbelievably productive yesterday. When I say that, I mean I spent hours watching the new Justin Bieber music video just so I could pause it at random intervals to see all the drawings. I'm not his biggest fan, but this music video is so cool. It's a simple concept and someone had the brains to turn it into a money maker. Man, wouldn't it be nice to be that guy (or gal) right now? If you haven't seen it yet, it's worth it even if you're not a Bieber fan. Just mute it. Here, I'll even give you the link. Like I said...super productive day, but after my weekend, something mindless was just what I needed.

Oh, my weekend? Why yes, it was nice. I spent the weekend in Louisville for a girls' trip with two of my friends. I enjoyed some good times and some great food. Saturday, we hit up this restaurant called Hammerheads, which has some amazing food, including fries. The main con of my love affair with fries is the fact that essentially every restaurant uses unhealthy oils. This time, I could get them completely guilt free because they had an option to fry them in duck fat! I think I am going to dream about those fries forever. While I drool over the thought of them, I'm going to imagine that I am pairing them with my new burger concoction! 

This burger is juicy and packs some great flavor. The pork base and buffalo egg salad topping is my twist on an old standby. 


Pork Burger with Buffalo Egg Salad

Total Time: 50 mins
Servings: 5-6 burgers

Pork Burger:
1 ½ lb ground pork
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp each, onion powder & cumin
½ tsp each, salt & pepper
1 tbs cooking fat

Buffalo Egg Salad:
5 Hardboiled Eggs, peeled
2 tbs Olive Oil Mayo
½ tsp salt + more to taste
1 tbs hot sauce (Frank's is great)
⅛ tsp paprika
dash of black pepper, dill weed
Steps:
  1. Melt 1 tbs cooking fat in a pan on the stove over medium heat.
  2. Using a large bowl, mix together the remaining burger ingredients.
  3. Form into 5 or 6 even sized burger patties.
  4. Place in your pan and cook until brown, flipping 1x half way through.
  5. While the burgers are cooking, put your peeled eggs in a bowl and roughly chop using a fork or knife.
  6. Combine chopped egg with remaining ingredients and mix well. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
  7. When burgers are cooked to your liking, remove from pan and let rest for 5 minutes.
  8. Transfer the burger to your plate, on top of your choice of greens (optional.) Top with copius amounts of egg salad prior to eating.

Note: The egg salad can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge, if desired.