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Pork Burgers with Sauerkraut & Gruyère


Tired of beef hamburgers? Of course not. But if you're feeling like a burger and have some ground pork, try this delicious recipe!

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  • 1/2 pound bacon, about 9 slices
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds, lightly crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 4 slices Gruyère
  • 1 cup sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
  • Dijon mustard to taste
  • 8 slices seeded or marble rye bread, toasted


Servings 4
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 25mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Cook the bacon in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat, turning occasionally with tongs, until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat. Transfer the bacon to a cutting board with a slotted spoon, let cool slightly, and chop into small pieces. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of the fat from the skillet.

In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the bacon, ground pork, caraway seeds, and nutmeg with your hands. Form into four 1/2-inch-thick patties.

Return the skillet to medium heat. When the bacon fat is hot, add the burgers and cook for 6 minutes. Flip the burgers, cover the skillet, and continue to cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into a burger registers 160°F for well done, about 5 minutes more. Turn off the heat, top each with a slice of the cheese, cover, and let sit until the cheese has melted, about 1 minute.

Meanwhile, heat the sauerkraut in a small saucepan over medium heat until warm. Build burgers on toasted rye bread, top with sauerkraut, and serve.

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