When I saw the name of the recipe, "Piggy Burgers", in the Southern Living cookbook I had to cringe. I am going to call mine pork bacon burgers. As I read the recipe it sounded much better than the name so tried the recipe on Lyle and Bettie. I did change it somewhat as I could not find the seasoning blend the recipe called for. Bettie really liked them as she is a bacon fan, Lyle and I thought they were good and a cheaper riff on hamburgers as ground beef has gotten so expensive now. I did mine in the house in a cast iron skillet but on the grill would be good also. Look for a lean mix of ground pork I got mine at the meat counter at our local Fareway Store. Serve with the toppings you would use for hamburgers or bottled barbecue sauce.
1 pound ground pork (not sausage)
4 slices thick bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 teaspoons molasses-bacon seasoning blend (I used bacon and chive)
4 hamburger buns
Preheat grill to medium high heat. Combine first 3 ingredients. If using the bacon and chive stir in about 2 teaspoons of molasses with the ground pork. Gently shape into 4- 4 inch patties and covered with grill lid, grill 5 minutes on each side. Or until pork is no longer pink. Serve on the toasted buns with you choice of toppings.