Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 20 mins

1994 2nd place winner, Build a Better Burger Contest; Ellen Burr, Truro, Massachusetts

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare a med-hot fire in a charcoal grill or preheat gas grill to med-high.
  2. Make the marinade: combine all marinade ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Make the patties: combine the pork and cornmeal with half the marinade in a big bowl.
  4. Handling the meat as little as possible to avoid compacting it, mix well.
  5. Divide the mixture into 4 equal parts; form into patties to fit the rolls.
  6. Make the spread: combine the beans, oil, cilantro, and 2 tablespoons marinade in a small bowl; coarsely mash the beans with a fork; set aside.
  7. Combine the onion and remaining marinade in a small bowl; brush the pepper quarters with vegetable oil.
  8. When the grill is ready, brush the grill rack with vegetable oil; place the patties on the rack, cover, and cook, turning once, until done to preference, 4-5 minutes per side for medium.
  9. Grill the peppers, turning several times, until soft and browned, 4-5 minutes on each side.
  10. During the last few minutes of cooking, place the rolls, cut side down, on the outer edges of the rack to toast lighlty.
  11. To assemble burgers: cover the cut sides of the roll bottoms with the bean spread.
  12. On each roll bottom, place a patty, a red and green pepper quarter, an orange slice, an equal portion of the marinated onions, and 1 ½ teaspoons of the cilantro.
  13. Add roll tops and serve.
Most Helpful

Unbelievably delicious! I've made this on several occasions for friends and family. The reaction is always the same: "WOW!" Thank you so much for posting this. I will NEVER have burgers with ketchup again!

Belgophile July 06, 2009

I was really looking forward to this dish, and to my surprise, I enjoyed it even more than I thought I would. We didn't exactly have these as written (no buns), so most of the "Remaining Ingredients" segment was left out. I did, however, marinate some thinly sliced onion in the remaining marinade and grilled them ever so briefly. The marinade flavor was very subtle, but enjoyable. If my baby daughter wasn't eating them, I would probably add more red pepper flakes. Without a doubt, I will be making this again. Thanks so much!

Kay D. February 20, 2007