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Chipotle Pork Burgers

This Labor Day, instead of grilling up regular burgers, why not grill up pork burgers? Chipotle Pork Burgers have plenty of smokiness and heat and they are the perfect way to kick off the last holiday of summer. With so many cuts and preparation methods to try and endless flavor combinations to explore, pork is the must-have this grilling season.

Chipotle Pork BUrgers

Only a few ingredients are needed to make these flavorful Chipotle Pork Burgers. Minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped cilantro, and garlic powder are added to the ground pork. They’re shaped into patties, grilled to pick up even more smoky flavor and covered in a blanket of melted Colby Jack cheese. Some sliced avocado adds creaminess and tames the heat of the peppers. Instead of serving them on regular buns, I love to use onion buns for added flavor.

Chipotle Pork Burgers

All these ingredients can easily be found at your local Walmart, the ultimate source for your barbecue essentials and great pork deals on your grilling favorites.

This summer has really flown by in record time. And it has been a summer of milestones for my family. Both my son and daughter got their first real jobs. Yay! My son just started freshman year in college and my daughter just got her driver’s license.

As much as I enjoy the extra time, after 18 years it feels so strange not to have to drive kids around anymore. I almost feel completely unneeded.

Chipotle Pork Burgers

That’s why it’s important to be in charge of the food. Then you’re always needed! This Labor Day I’ll be manning the grill and I’ll be grilling lots of pork. I love that pork is such a versatile meat and comes in so many different cuts.

In addition to using fresh ground pork for burgers, pork ribs, tenderloin, and chops are all great grilling choices. And don’t forget about brats! They are always a favorite as we head into tailgating season. You can find Johnsonville Brats, the #1 brand nationally, at your local Walmart. You can also find Smithfield/Farmland pork chops and ribs, all of which are proudly raised in the USA.


To add some spiciness, look for A-1’s new spicy flavors: Sweet Chili Garlic, Spicy Chipotle, and Smokey Black Pepper. They would be the perfect condiment for Chipotle Pork Burgers.

For grilling tips and recipes, visit GrillPork.org.

And while you have that pork on the grill, snap a picture and post it to Instagram. Now through September 7, tag your Instagram post with #GrillPorkSweeps and fill out the sweepstakes form at GrillPork.org to be entered to win a year’s worth of free groceries from Walmart and other great picks from Smithfield.

Chipotle Pork Burgers

Chipotle Pork BUrgers

Chipotle Pork Burgers

Chipotle Pork Burgers are smokey and spicy. Ground pork makes an extremely flavorful and juicy burger.
SERVINGS: 4 burgers


  • 1 ½ pounds ground pork
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 slices Colby Jack cheese
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 4 onion rolls


  • Mix chipotle peppers, cilantro, garlic powder, salt and pepper into pork. Form into 4 patties.
  • Preheat grill to medium high heat. Grill burgers 6 to 8 minutes per side.
  • Top with cheese just before removing from grill.
  • Serve on rolls with avocado.


Calories: 642kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

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Disclosure: I participated in the National Pork Board Program as a member of One2One Network. I received compensation but all opinions are my own.

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21 thoughts on “Chipotle Pork Burgers”

  1. I was looking for a recipe using ground pork and came across this one. I was lucky enough that I had all the ingredients on-hand, so I decided to try it out. And I’m so happy I did! These are absolutely amazing!!! I omitted the bun but WOW! So GOOD!! This will definitely become part of my repertoire! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Alyssa @ My Sequined Life

    Christin I feel like I need to make this burger ASAP – I don’t think I’ve had a pork burger before but I’m pretty confident (okay, REALLY confident) I’d love it. What a fab end-of-summer meal.

  3. Jessica @ Sweetest Menu

    I don’t know how you do it Christin! You just keep churning out the most amazing recipes! And those photos! I am totally bookmarking this recipe. I just love a good American-style burger!

  4. Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a pork burger before, but WOW they look amazing! Sounds like exciting times for your family 🙂

  5. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats

    Oh now this is the way to send summer out of town! These burgers look fantastic!

  6. Melanie @ Gather for Bread

    You make burgers look amazing! I’ve never tried a pork burger. Great photos Christin!

  7. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    This looks phenomenal! I can’t imagine not being needed by my children. At this point that sounds kind of wonderful! Lol. Kidding…. kind of….

  8. You know, I don’t know if I’ve ever made burgers with pork! I must change that – these look fantastic! I love chipotle peppers in adobo!

  9. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    Oh maaaaan. All that melty cheesy goodness combined with that gorgeous avocado is just killing me! These burgers would be perfect for Labor Day weekend coming up quickly!

  10. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    Wow, those sound amazing! Chipotle pork burgers would be so good, I definitely need to make these soon. For some reason it has never occurred to me to make a pork burger, and right now I’m wondering why not! Pinned!

  11. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Pork burgers sound so good, Christin! I especially love the chipotle flavor. How perfect is this for Labor Day?!

  12. I always make pulled pork sandwiches, but never pork burgers! I have no idea why — these look so great and I love the spicy flavors!

  13. Renee@Two in the Kitchen

    Oh I love this idea for burgers. The combination of pork and chipotle is making my mouth water!!

  14. Annie @Maebells

    Oh my word!! These burgers look amazing! We never do pork burgers, that is such a great idea!

  15. Shashi at RunninSrilankan

    Christin you took the simple pork burger up a few notches by adding chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped cilantro, and garlic powder to it! These sound mouthwatering!

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