Taste of the Tailgate: Stuffed Pork Burgers
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Taste of the Tailgate: Stuffed Pork Burgers

September 01, 2017

Fire up your grills and get ready for the start of Nebraska football with Taste of the Tailgate’s Jalapeno/Blue Cheese Stuffed Pork Burgers! Make your tailgate stand out by using our signature recipe and grilling tips listed below.

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  • 24 ounces ground pork
  • 6 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapenos
  • 6 tablespoons blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 thin slices purple onion
  • 12 dill pickle slices
  • 6 thin tomatoes slices
  • 6 whole wheat buns

BBQ Sauce

  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/4 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • Make 6- 4 ounce burger balls mixing in the salt and pepper and split in half, making two 2 ounce patties.
  • Put 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno peppers on one of the split patties and 1 tablespoon of the blue cheese crumbles on the same patty.
  • Spread and gently push the two ingredients into the patty.
  • Place the other patty on top the patty with the blue cheese and the jalapenos and seal together. Making sure the inside ingredients are totally inside.
  • Place on gas grill on medium high heat for 5 minutes on each side.
  • Take off burgers and let them rest for 3 minutes.
  • Place the buns on the grill to toast them.
  • Place burger on bottom bun add 1 tablespoon of BBQ sauce (see recipe below), 1 tomato slice, 1 purple onion slice and 2 pickle slices. Then top with grilled bun.

BBQ sauce

  • Place 3/4 ketchup, 2 chopped cloves of garlic, 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire, 1 1/4 tablespoon cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon black pepper for the sauce in a small pot and bring to a bubble on the side burner.
  • Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 15 minutes.

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