Paul bunyan burger

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2½ pounds Lean ground pork
¼ cup Minced onion
2 \N Garlic cloves; crushed
1 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Ground black pepper
1 \N Round loaf of French bread OR sourdough bread, cut in half horizontally

Serve this hearty hamburger that's big enough for a whole group.

In large bowl, gently, but thoroughly, mix all ingredients together.

Shape seasoned pork into a ball, and cover and refrigerate until ready to grill. (Can be prepared up to 24 hours ahead of time).

Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal or gas grill. Remove seasoned pork from refrigerator. On a piece of waxed paper, pat into a round patty that measures 11 inches in diameter (or 1 inch larger than bread).

Invert patty onto the grill; peel off waxed paper. Cook for about 8 minutes on each side. Turn burger over by sliding it onto a flat baking sheet, using a second baking sheet to help push it on. Sandwich the burger between the two sheets, hold them together and invert the patty.

Slide the big burger back onto the grill, cooked side up. Continue cooking for another 8 minutes.

If desired, toast the bread, cut side down. To serve, slide the burger onto the bottom half of the bread, using a baking sheet. Cut into serving-size wedges. Serves 8.

* COOKFDN brings you this recipe with the kind permission of: * National Pork Producers Council <pork@...>

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