Pork Kebab Burger recipe with Satay Sauce

This spiced pork kebab recipe is very similar to the famous satay pork skewers served at many Thai restaurants.

The big difference?  After they're grilled you'll serve them on fresh panini rolls along with a rich peanut satay sauce and fresh herbs making them into pork kebab burgers!

spicy pork kebab recipe

Combine the ground pork with garlic, ginger and fresh cilantro,  shape into logs and thread on skewers before grilling.

Place some fresh cilantro and basil on a sliced panini or hoagie bun, add the pork kebab and slip out the skewer and drizzle on some of the rich peanut satay sauce.

Very unconventional burgers, but who cares - they taste great!

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Serves: 3 - 6 (makes 6 pork kebab burgers)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes (or internal temperature 160F)

Direct Heat: 475F - 500F

What you'll need:

For the pork kebab:

  • 2 lbs ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 egg lightly beaten

For the peanut satay sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons chunky peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons coconut cream
  • 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

 For the burgers:

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 6 10" bamboo skewers
  • 6 fresh panini (or hoagie) buns
  • fresh torn cilantro and basil

pork kebab ingredients

Step 1:

In a large mixing bowl add the pork kebab ingredients and with your hands mix them together so they're well combined.


making a pork kebab

Form the meat mixture into 6 equal sized balls.

Shape each ball into a log shape about 6" - 8" long.  Rolling the log gently on your work surface helps form the log shape.


satay pork skewers

Insert a bamboo skewer up the center of each log and wrap the ends of the skewers with foil to help minimize burning when grilling.

Cover and refrigerate while you make the peanut satay sauce.



make peanut satay sauce

Step 2:

In a medium saucepan combine the peanut satay sauce ingredients over low heat.


thai peanut sauce

Stir the peanut sauce until it's heated through and all the ingredients are well combined.

Remove from heat and set aside.



sesame oil pork satay kebabs

Step 3:

Preheat the grill to 475F - 500F direct heat cooking.

Lightly brush the sesame oil over each pork kebab.


grilling pork kebabs

When the grill's reached cooking temperature place the kebabs on the grates.


barbecue pork kebabs

After several minutes roll each kebab over a 1/4 turn.

Monitor them and continue to roll each one to ensure all sides are evenly cooked.

After 10 - 12 minutes they should be cooked and have an internal temperature of about 160F.

Remove the cooked pork skewers from the grill.

If serving as a kebab then drizzle some of the peanut satay sauce over each one.

If making these as burgers then place some torn cilantro and basil in each panini roll, place a kebab on the herbs and drizzle with the peanut satay sauce.

Enjoy!




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