Al Pastor Burger featuring marinated ground pork and ground chuck patty with authentic Mexican ingredients. Served with grilled pineapple, fresh made guacamole, pickled red onions, cilantro, cotija and garlic aioli. Make this recipe for the ultimate summer burger!
This is the ultimate summer burger with big bold flavors coming from our al pastor marinated ground chuck and ground pork patty. We love al pastor tacos and basically all Mexican food so why not create an Al pastor burger. The Al pastor marinade contains guajillo chiles, chiles de arbol, ancho chiles, achiote paste and Mexican oregano for that truly authentic Mexican flavour. The burger is a combination of chiles, fresh pineapple, fresh guacamole, pickled red onions, cotija and garlic aioli.
For the burger we used a mixture of 80/20 so 80% ground pork and 20% ground chuck. We marinated the meat for 5 hours, shaped our patty’s (pro tip go a bit bigger than the size of your bun as the patty will shrink on the grill) and popped them in the freezer for 5-10 mins given that the patty’s are really fresh this helps them stay together before cooking them on the grill. For the marinade you can order authentic Mexican chiles directly on Amazon, get yourself some Mexican oregano, come ancho chilli powder and chipotle powder while your at it! There is a great selection of Mexican ingredients plus if you love our recipes you’ll notice we use a lot of chiles.
Lets talk burger toppings! To give this burger the ultimate gourmet flair we grilled some pineapple slices, made some fresh guac, added some quick pickled red onions, cotija cheese (if you can’t find cotija you can substitute for a slice of Monterey Jack cheese or just leave out), we also added some fresh cilantro and garlic aioli as our sauce.
If you’re looking for some more Al pastor recipes make sure to check out our al pastor tacos https://thecommunalfeast.com/2021/09/al-pastor-tacos/ and our pastor style church wraps https://thecommunalfeast.com/2021/10/al-pastor-style-crunch-wraps/
Father’s Day is right around the corner make this ultimate summer burger for Dad and show him how much he means to you! Share your recipes with us and tag us! @thecommunalfeast