Recipe: Bacon Pesto Stuffed Pork Burgers Topped With Spinach And Goat Cheese

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Bacon Pesto Stuffed Pork Burgers Topped With Spinach And Goat Cheese

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  Bacon Pesto Stuffed Pork Burgers Topped With Spinach And Goat Cheese

My bacon spinach pesto recipe from a few weeks ago is one of my all-time favorite sauces. I’m participating in Good Cook’s Get Stuffed Burger Challenge, so I thought I would incorporate the sauce into my recipe by stuffing a burger with it. It’s not like an in-your-face burger stuff (i.e. overpowering), but still adds tons of flavor.

I used the Good Cook Burger Stuffer to stuff and press it, and the Good Cook Cast Iron Grill on the stove (and in the oven) to cook it. The burger press only has three pieces that are super easy to put together, take apart, and clean. It was a cinch to use. And oh my goodness, cooking the burgers on a cast iron grill kept them super moist. Anyone that has cooked with pork knows that keeping it moist is a difficult task, but this method totally did the trick.

Bacon Pesto Stuffed Pork Burgers Topped With Spinach And Goat Cheese

So besides being moist, I thought the burgers turned out well because of the beautiful grill marks, and because I used just the right amount of sauce to stuff them. And the baked spinach and goat cheese combo on the top of the burger tied it all together. Yum!

If you like my burger, make sure you head to goodcook.com or their Facebook page (or click the big photo on the bottom of this post) between September 3rd and 17th to vote for it! What’s in it for you? Fans can vote up to 3 times within a 24hr period. Each vote qualifies to enter you into the drawing to win 1 of 10 Good Cook Burger Stuffing Kits. If you don’t win, use coupon code BurgerLovers for 25% off on goodcook.com for the Good Cook Burger Tools.

Bacon Pesto Stuffed Pork Burgers Topped With Spinach And Goat Cheese

Bacon Pesto Stuffed Pork Burgers Topped With Spinach And Goat Cheese

Bacon Pesto Stuffed Pork Burgers Topped With Spinach And Goat Cheese

Bacon Pesto Stuffed Pork Burgers Topped With Spinach And Goat Cheese

This recipe makes two large ½ lb burgers and one smaller ¼ lb burger. Hubby and I each got one of the larger burgers, while our son got the smaller burger. Hubby was able to eat his entire burger, but I only made it through half of mine. It’s super filling! We ate ours just as they are pictured above – without a bun.

 

Ingredients:

1lb ground pork

½ tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons water (or 1 egg)

¼ cup fresh spinach

¼ cup goat cheese

 

For The Pesto:

2 slices of cooked bacon

¼ cup melted bacon fat – Olive oil, melted coconut oil, melted ghee, or melted butter would also work, but the sauce wouldn’t taste nearly as good.

1.5 cups of fresh spinach

1 tablespoon sliced almonds – leave out if you can’t have tree nuts

¼ clove of garlic

 

Making It:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the ground flaxseed and water (skip this step if using a traditional egg). Add the ground pork and garlic powder (and egg if using one), then combine.
  2. Put all of the pesto ingredients in a food processor, and process until smooth.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  4. Put a layer of the meat mixture into a Good Cook Stuffed Burger Press up to the ⅓ lb mark, then use the press to create a pocket.
  5. Add a layer of the bacon pesto sauce, then another layer of meat to seal off the burger at the ½ lb mark. Use the press with the “pressed” side facing down to seal the burger. Make 2 burgers this way. With the third burger, just make a smaller version.
  6. Put your burger onto a cast iron pan on the stove and cook for about 10 minutes, then flip and cook for about 10 more minutes.
  7. Top with a few pieces of fresh spinach followed by a spoonful or two of goat cheese.
  8. Move the cast iron pan to the oven and bake for about 5 minutes.

 

DON’T FORGET! If you like my burger, make sure you head to goodcook.com or their Facebook page (or click the big photo on the bottom of this post) between September 3rd and 17th to vote for it!

 

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored review. Please note that the opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced by outside sources of any kind. Also note that this post may contain affiliate links. Please use due diligence when making any purchase decisions.

Comments

  1. These do look amazing. I have never tried a pork burger before.

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