Pork Burgers with Grilled Peppers and Onions

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4 servings

Tip: Burgers are always a good choice for the grill, but change things up a little from the usual beef burgers. Seasoned ground pork, turkey or chicken (or vegetarian varieties) can provide a delicious alternative. Up your veggie intake with yummy grilled peppers & onions.

1½ lb seasoned ground high quality pork (ex: Berkshire, Duroc)
4 awesome burger buns (choose from your favorite local bakery)
2 Tbsp butter, melted
4 slices white cheddar cheese
12-16 bread & butter pickles
1 red bell pepper, sliced in thin strips
1 green bell pepper, sliced in thin strips
1 medium red onion, sliced thinly
2 Tbsp olive oil
½ tsp each, sea salt & fresh ground black pepper
Spicy brown mustard (optional)

Prepare grill to cook at 350-400 degrees F.
Form ground pork into four 6-oz. patties; place on plate to take to grill.
Slice buns and brush cut sides lightly with melted butter; place on plate with slices of cheddar to take to grill.
Lightly toss together red and green bell pepper strips, sliced onion and olive oil, S&P.

Cook pepper/onion mixture on prepared grill or roast in 450 degree F oven until veggies are charred and slightly softened. Set aside.
Grill pork burgers 4-5 minutes per side adding cheese after flipping and about 1-2 minutes before finished.
Toast buttered burger buns on grill; place back on plate and top each base with a burger, grilled veggies and the bread & butter pickles. Mustard optional.

Serve immediately with Sweet Corn & Black Bean Summer Salad (Note: See separate recipe).

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