A classic combination of coleslaw, spicy BBQ sauce and pork. This great pork burger recipe is made with pork meat and bound with BBQ sauce. This theme is then taken to the condiments and burger toppings where the BBQ sauce is added to the mayonnaise to create a coleslaw that is slightly smoky and incredibly tasty. The BBQ sauce is made from a base of ketchup and a spicy tomato sauce that has the addition of cola which adds a unique flavour as well as garlic, onion and mustard powders to give some extra zing and smoke powder to give that unmistakeable BBQ flavour. The secret ingredient in the sauce is the addition of Vegemite, a distinctly Australian phenomenon which if added sparingly enhances the savoury notes in the sauce. I’m not sure if there is an American equivalent to Vegetmite but if you get hold of some and are not familiar with it, remember that a little goes a long way!
500g Pork Mince
1 teaspoon (approx 6g) Salt
2 Tablespoons BBQ sauce (store bought or see recipe below)
2 Tablespoons real egg Mayonnaise
3 Tablespoons BBQ sauce (store bought or see recipe below)
200g Coleslaw mix (store bought or home made)
4 Hamburger Buns
To make the burger patties, mix the pork mince, salt and BBQ sauce together in a bowl until well mixed. Lightly wet your hands and divide the mixture into 4 equal parts and roll into balls and place onto a plastic cutting board covered with a sheet of baking paper. Place another piece of baking paper on top of the balls and flatten them lightly either by hand or with a rolling pin. Place the burger patties into the fridge and chill for at least an hour. During this time, they should firm up.
To make the mayo, place the Mayonnaise and BBQ sauce into a bowl and mix well to combine. Pour dressing over the Coleslaw mixture and mix well to combine. Place in the fridge until ready to use.
Grill the burgers either on a BBQ or a frying pan on a medium heat until cooked through. Grill the buns until lightly toasted, place a patty on the bun and top with the Spicy Cola BBQ Coleslaw.
Spicy Cola BBQ Sauce
Vegemite 1 Heaped Tablespoon
Tomato Ketchup 300ml
Spicy Tomato Sauce 300ml
Cider Vinegar 150ml
1 cup Cola (NO diet drinks!!)??
Liquid Smoke Powder 2 teaspoons
Onion Powder 1 Tablespoon
Garlic Powder 1 Tablespoon
Mustard Powder 1 Teaspoon
In a saucepan heat ketchup and spicy tomato sauce with vinegar. In a separate bowl mix the smoke, onion, garlic. Then pour in some of the tomato sauce and stir until all lumps are removed. If too thick, keep adding the tomato sauce base until desired consistency is reached. Then add powder and tomato mixture back into the tomato sauce base and stir until well combined. Using a whisk, mix in the vegemite and stir until completely dissolved.
Simmer until it reaches a thick sauce consistency. Pour into a sterilized jar and put into refrigerator. Keeps for at least two weeks.