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Mrs. Renfro's Chipotle Barbecue Pork Burgers


For the burger

  • 3/4 lb ground pork and ¼ lb ground beef
  • 2T – ¼ C Mrs. Renfro's Chipotle Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, mashed
  • Salt & pepper
  • 4 Brioche buns, lightly toasted (or hamburger buns will do)
  • 4 slices chipotle gouda or pepper jack cheese (If you want cheeseburgers)

For the Chipotle Mayo sauce

For the toppings


  • Soak onions for onion strings (see recipe)
  • Pre-heat grill to medium-high (bbq grill outside, or grill pan indoors)
  • In a bowl, combine pork, beef, barbecue sauce, garlic, salt & pepper to taste
  • Form meat mixture into 4 equal patties
  • Fry onion strings (see recipe)
  • Grill meat patties 5-6 minutes, turn over, continue to grill other side until patties are cooked through
  • In the meantime, mix the Chipotle Mayo sauce ingredients together in a small bowl, keep cold
  • Grill buns
  • Spread generous amount of Chipotle Mayo on each bun
  • Assemble burgers, top with onion strings, supply plenty of napkins!
Onion Strings recipe


  • 2 large onions, sliced very thin
  • 2 C buttermilk
  • 1 C all purpose flour
  • 1 T salt
  • Black pepper
  • ½ T Cayenne pepper
  • 1 – 2 Quarts Canola oil


  • Separate onion slices, place in shallow baking dish, cover with buttermilk
  • Soak onions for at least 1 hour
  • In a bowl, combine flour, salt, black and cayenne pepper, set aside
  • Heat canola oil on med-high to 375F
  • Place small portion of onions in the flour, coat thoroughly and tap off excess
  • Carefully put the floured onions in the hot oil, agitate to break apart
  • Cook to golden brown – very quick process, about 1 – 2 minutes – and remove to paper towel covered plate
  • Repeat with remaining onions, in batches, serve immediately.

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