Juicy little grilled pork burgers topped with sweet mango sauce and infused throughout with atomic flavor.
Beginning today, I am teaming up with Sweet Sunshine Sauces to bring you summer time recipes each Wednesday through the rest of the month of July. This is the first in the series, and we are kicking it off with a bang!
For this recipe, I am using the Sweet Sunshine Atomic sauce.
To begin, measure out 3/4 of a cup of frozen mango chunks and let them thaw. Set aside for now.
Next you will need a pound of ground pork and an egg. Place the ground pork in a mixing bowl.
In a small bowl, whisk the egg until smooth, and add to it 2 tablespoons of Sweet Sunshine atomic sauce. Whisk those together.
Pour the egg mixture all over the pork.
Sprinkle in a half cup of panko bread crumbs. Gently mix this together with your hands until just combined.
Divide the pork mixture into 6 equal portions. Form each portion into a small patty with a nice little thumb indentation in the center. Place all the patties on a plate and refrigerate for a little bit while you heat your grill to 400 degrees and prepare the mango sauce. This chilling period helps the patties hold up and not fall apart when you put them on your grill.
For the sauce – place your thawed mango in your blender. Add in the juice of half a lime.
A half cup of mayonnaise
Additionally, add in a tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of cilantro.
Finally, add in a tablespoon of the Sweet Sunshine atomic sauce. Blend these together until smooth. Set the sauce aside while you grill the sliders.
Grill the patties about 4 minutes on each side, or until a meat thermometer reads 170 degrees when inserted in the center.
Grab a small roll – I used cut pretzel rolls – add a layer of torn lettuce and a pork patty. Drizzle on some of your lovely mango sauce.
Top with the other part of the roll and serve.
Sweet Sunshine Sauces are the creation of Paul Sarris and have 62 International awards including the 2014 Scovie Award.
Brothers Paul and Van Sarris inherited their love of cooking and great food from their father, James. Their dad would tell them, “Any fool can make something hot, the trick is to make it delicious” which lead to their motto “Flavor Before Fire.”
I must say that my husband is a huge fan of heat, and I am a huge fan of flavor. The Sweet Sunshine “Atomic” sauce has both. Great heat for my hot sauce-addicted husband, and great flavor for the more particular me!
This post is sponsored by Sweet Sunshine Sauces. All opinions are my own.