Linguica Sausage Burger

Linguica Sausage Burger

A smoky sweet sensation: Linguica  As Kelly always says, our burgers are only “burgers” in that they’re shaped that way.  This one really proves that.  My design on the traditional Portuguese sausage, below, can be served on a bun like a burger, but it will knock your socks off unlike an beef patty has done before.  Or, instead of transforming into a burger cook this linguica sausage into crumbles on your stovetop. Top the gourmet burger recipe with a Fried Green Tomato for a delicious start to the day.

fried green tomatoes

cooking information

  • Yield: 12 Sandwiches
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10-15 Minutes

all ingredients

  • 3 Pounds Ground Pork
  • 3 Tablespoons Paprika
  • 2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Cayenne
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Coriander
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Clove
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Allspice
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Marsala Wine
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons White Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Liquid Smoke
  • Sautéed Peppers and Onions
  • 12 Dinner Rolls
  • Roasted Garlic Butter

recipe instruction

1. Preheat your grill.

2. Add your ground pork, paprika, salt, cayenne, coriander, cinnamon, clove, allspice, pepper, Marsala, vinegar, and liquid smoke to a large mixing bowl. Mix together until evenly combined.

3. Form into 12 equal patties. Place on an uncovered hot grill and let cook approximately 7 minutes on the first side.

4. Once the patty has created a great crust and it appears to be half-way cooked up the sides, flip and let finish cooking another 3-4 minutes.

5. Once the burgers are completely cooked through, assemble your sandwiches. First, smear the bottom of your sliced roll with the roasted garlic butter. Add your cooked burger, sautéed pepper and onions, and top with the roll.

6. Serve and enjoy.

cooking tips

  • Add as much cayenne as you want. Cayenne is only used for heat, so if you are afraid of spiciness add less; if you like it spicy, add a whole tablespoon.
  • Marsala is a port wine that you can find in most grocery stores in the wine department. If you aren’t interested in buying a whole bottle of wine just for this recipe, you can buy the imitation Marsala wine that can usually be found in the baking aisles. Also Sherry wine can be substituted for Marsala.
  • This recipe is great with ground pork but you can always substitute ground chicken or turkey instead.
  • Also, if you aren’t a big fan of grilling you can always cook these in a pan or simply bake them at 400 degrees for approximately 8 minutes or so (depending on how thick you make your burgers).

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