Pork Burger with Blue Cheese Slaw

Sirloin and Pork Burger with Blue Cheese Slaw

My Sirloin and Pork Burger with Blue Cheese Slaw and Charred Corn has a flavor combination that works so well, you would think I spent weeks developing it. 

But, I didn’t.

I think this is one of those that woke me up in the middle of the night to do the it’s dark in here where’s my damn phone reach until I see it and snatch it up.

How this usually goes: I wake up mid-snore and start entertaining the thoughts that are in my head that are usually flavor combos, “tasting” something in my mind that I absolutely have to make.

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So, this time –

It was a burger.

This burger was a pig and cow combo, seasoned just lightly.

It’s nestled on a bed of bacon, and topped with bleu cheese slaw (!!) and charred shoepeg corn.

I woke up and thought about the concept, texted myself something probably so autocorrected and messed up I had to decode it to understand it.

But I did, and it was exactly what I “tasted”  in my sleep.  < — Yes, this is a thing.

Don’t even pretend that you didn’t welcome another burger recipe.

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Errybody loves burgers.

That is, everybody.

Especially me.

This one is special to me because I ground the meat myself – I used both top sirloin and pork tenderloin.

They’re both pretty damn lean, but it still made for a fantastic burger.

Of course, the complexity of the actual burger contributed to that, but the mixture of beef and pork made for a unique taste in the burger itself.

I also added some bacon on the bottom (it didn’t need it but I wanted it), which added another layer of beautiful taste and texture.

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The charred corn is an unexpected and fantastic addition to this burger.

Look, corn is a little smoky, a little crispy and sweet, but not overwhelming.

I’m not the biggest corn fan, but for some reason I love shoepeg corn. It’s natural sweetness is perfect in pico’s and salsas for balancing the spice.

Let’s not forget texture!

For reference purposes, I didn’t char the hell out of my corn, but feel free to.

I kinda seared it a little.


Char your corn after making the burgers, and in the same pan with a little of the juices. This gives the corn a deep, rich flavor.    

If you’re speculative about the corn on the burger, don’t be.

It’s now one of my favorite things. Seriously; I never would have thought it would make that much of a difference, but it’s an amazing addition to a burger.


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It’s a smoky, unexpected third-level crunchiness.

The only thing better is the blue cheese slaw.

Pork Burger with Blue Cheese Slaw

It’s off the damn charts.

Here’s your printable-

Sirloin and Pork Burger with Blue Cheese Slaw and Charred Corn

Sirloin and Pork Burger with Blue Cheese Slaw and Charred Corn

Yield: 4 Burgers


  • 1/2 lb. ground sirloin
  • 1/2. lb. ground lean pork
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Moore's Marinade Moore's Marinade 
  • 1 package shredded slaw mix
  • 4 oz. blue cheese
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 lb bacon, cooked
  • 4 burger buns, toasted and buttered
  • 2 tbsp. salted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 15 oz. can shoepeg corn, drained


Combine the beef and pork with marinade and garlic powder; form into burgers.
Mix slaw mix with blue cheese with mayo, milk and cayenne; refrigerate.
Melt butter in a small pan over medium high heat and add salt and corn; stir to combine. Continue to stir every few minutes until corn is charred.
Make burgers by adding bacon to the bottom bun, a burger, slaw and charred corn.


* I don't necessarily agree with the nutritional information. Keep in mind these aren't meant to be 100% accurate.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1295Total Fat: 93gSaturated Fat: 27gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 61gCholesterol: 205mgSodium: 2724mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 4gSugar: 13gProtein: 64g

The provided nutrition calculated may not always be accurate.

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Pork Burger with Blue Cheese Slaw

This article was originally published on 6/11/16, republished 1/21/20 with updates.


  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Morgan

    Oh my, this looks phenomenal and sounds absolutely scrumptious! Can’t wait to give this a try! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

  2. Karly

    The drool. I can’t make it stop! This looks AMAZING!!! I cannot wait to try!

    1. Shea

      It’s amazing – let me know if you try it!

  3. Patti

    This burger looks amazing, A few years ago, I took a class that taught how to prepare meals using meat and poultry. During the unit with ground meat, our instructor told us that for the best flavor, we should always use two or more types of ground meat. He was right. I am really anxious to try the blue cheese coleslaw.

  4. Patti

    This burger looks amazing. A few years ago, when I took a class that focused on meat an poultry. Our instructor told us that for the best ground meat recipes, you should combine two or more types of meat. The blue cheese coleslaw sounds amazing, You really outdid yourself on this one.

    1. Shea

      Thanks so much, Patti 🙂

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