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Jerk Pork Cheesebugers with Green Apple Slaw

Recipe from: College Girl
Servings: 4

Oh Rachel Ray you've done it again! If you want to convince a guy that you're a good cook, make or describe this. I have. :D Jamaican spiced pork burgers with applewood smoked bacon, smoked cheddar, and green apple slaw. Excuse me while i wipe the drool off my face... You could also do six burgers from this recipe. I would split it up...

2 granny smith apples, peeled, grated and patted dry
1½ tablespoons lemon juice
1 lemon, rind of, grated
½ cup mayonnaise
⅓ cup chives, chopped
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons jamaican jerk spice, such as McCormick
1½ pounds ground pork
8 slices bacon, smoked applewood
4 ounces smoked cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
4 kaiser rolls, split and toasted

In a medium bowl, toss the apples with the lemon peel and juice. Add the mayonnaise, chives, 1½ tablespoons maple syrup and ½ tablespoon jerk seasoning; stir to combine; refrigerate.

In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining 1½ tablespoons maple syrup and 1½ tablespoons jerk seasoning. Add the ground pork and combine. Shape into four 1 inch thick patties, pressing your thumb in the center of each to prevent it from bulging.

In a large nonstick skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain, reserving the skillet with the drippings. Cover the bacon with foil to keep warm. Heat the bacon drippings over medium-high heat until sizzling. Add the pork patties and cook for 4 minutes; flip, lower the heat to medium and cook for 3 minutes more. Lower the heat to low and top each patty with a quarter of the cheese; cover the skillet and cook until the cheese is melted and the patties are cooked through, about 2 minutes more. Place a pork patty on each toasted roll bottom; top with 2 bacon slices, a quarter of the apple slaw and a roll top.


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