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.
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.
Errybody loves burgers.
That is, everybody.
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.
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.
It’s a smoky, unexpected third-level crunchiness.
The only thing better is the blue cheese slaw.
It’s off the damn charts.
Here’s your printable-
Want more burger love??
Pork Burgers from Show Me the Yummy
Garlicky Pork Burgers from This is How I Cook
Tacos Pastor Pork Burger from Call Me Pc
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