Fast meals do not have to be boring or all taste the same. The beauty of good cooking is that fresh ingredients combine in the most thoughtful of ways can produce new and different flavors all in a short amount of time. If you are looking for something quick and easy but still elegant, these pork burgers offer loads of flavor but only take 30 minutes to prepare.
- 1 1/2 pounds lean ground pork
- 1 tsp caraway seed
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1/2 medium onion
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 tsps. dried sage
- 4 paste tomatoes
- 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 tbsps. tomato paste
- 1 tbsps. red wine vinegar
In a large mixing bowl, mix the pork, caraway seed, cumin, salt, and pepper. Do not over mix.
Form pork into eight patties and press to a thickness of half an inch.
Add cooking oil to non-reactive skillet and set heat to medium.
When the pan is hot add pork to the pan, cooking in shifts, fitting as many patties in the pan at a time as it can comfortably hold. Cook each side for approximately 5 minutes.
Place patties on a plate or in a baking pan and cover with foil to keep warm.
Chop onion and mince the garlic while the patties are cooking. Dice tomatoes into quarter inch pieces. Save the juices that collect on the cutting mat.
Drain the pork fat from the pan the patties were cooked in and add the olive oil. Preheat pan over medium heat and sauté onion and garlic for approximately eight minutes, stirring frequently to prevent them from burning.
Add tomato paste and cook another minute.
Add the remainder of the ingredients and cook on medium high for about 3 minutes. Serve pork with the tomato mixture on top, adding salt and pepper to taste.