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Grilled Pork Burgers with Nectarines and Raclette Cheese
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

A recipe for juicy grilled pork burgers perfectly seared and topped with velvety melted Raclette cheese, grilled nectarine slices, crisp pickled red onions, and a smear of mayo.

Recipe Type: Dinner
Makes: 6 servings
Author: Elizabeth Stark
  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • 3 small or medium nectarines, pitted and halved or sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 12 ounces Emmi USA Raclette Cheese, sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
Quick-Pickled Onions
  • 2 heads escarole, washed thoroughly with core intact (or sub romaine)
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed, peeled, and minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon flaky sea salt, plus more to taste
  1. Several days or at least 4 hours ahead of time, make the quick-pickled onions. Set in fridge to chill.
  2. Prepare a hot grill.
  3. Divide the ground pork into 6 equal portions and form into patties. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon sea salt over both sides of the patties.
  4. When coals are hot, arrange them in the middle of the grill. Working quickly, toast the buns, about 20 seconds per side and set aside.
  5. Grill the greens, 2 - 3 minutes a side. Set aside. When greens are cool enough to handle, cut away the core and chop. Whisk to combine garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and sea salt, and drizzle over greens. Top with flaky sea salt to taste.
  6. Set burgers over the hottest part of the grill and tuck nectarine halves in and around the burgers. Grill 4 minutes, flip both burgers and fruit, and grill 4 minutes more. Pull the fruit when it has a nice char on both sides and has softened slightly. Check the internal temperature of the burgers – cook until it hits 165 degrees F. Next, top each patty with 2 - 3 slices of Raclette, cover, and grill 2 minutes more, or until cheese is melted and just starting to drip down the sides. Remove from heat.
  7. Working quickly, add a smear of mayonnaise and a grilled nectarine to the top of the toasted bun. Set Raclette pork burgers on the bottom bun and top with 2 or 3 red onion rounds.
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy!