Garlic & Black Pepper Pork Burgers with Sriracha Slaw

Slaw on a burger.

Not your traditional burger. And not your traditional slaw.

I went outside the box with this one and guess what. Outside the box is DELICIOUS.

When I asked you all on Facebook if you like slaw on burgers I got quite a but of yays but I also got a few nays. The naysayers said that they just weren’t sure, they had never tried it before but it just didn’t sound that good. Well today, I hope to change a few minds with this Garlic and Black Pepper Pork Burger with Sriracha Slaw.

Yep, I went way outside the box with this one. No beef. Instead it’s a pork burger, made with ground pork, salt, pepper and garlic. Lots of garlic.

Next up is some slaw with a kick. Slaw that I could, and did, just eat all by itself like it was a side dish. There is mayo of course, then rice vinegar, sriracha and sesame seeds all tossed together with crunchy red and green cabbage. If you thought you hated coleslaw before because you’re used to that mayo drenched bland stuff with limpy cabbage, this stuff is going to rock your world.

In fact this whole burger is going to rock your world. It rocked mine.

I even ate it for lunch again the next day. And I swear the slaw was even better.


Garlic & Black Pepper Pork Burgers with Sriracha Slaw Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Slaw Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 2 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 1 green onion, diced

Garlic & Black Pepper Pork Burgers

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • olive oil
  • 4 sesame kaiser buns



Whisk the mayonnaise, rice vinegar, sriracha, sesame seeds, salt and pepper together in a bowl. Fold in red cabbage, green cabbage and green onion. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.


When ready to cook the burgers, combine pork, garlic, salt and pepper together in a bowl. Use your hands to mix well. Divide into 4 equal sections and form into patties. Make the patties a little bigger than the burger buns because they will shrink when cooking.


In a pan, cook the patties 3 - 4 minutes on both sides or until cooked through. Reserve 1 tablespoon of pan drippings.


In the same pan that you cooked the patties in, toast the kaiser buns until golden brown, about 2 minutes.


To assemble a burger, place the pork patty on the bottom bun. Top with sriracha slaw and top bun. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve.



Leave a Comment

  • Reply
    Amy McCord
    February 22, 2018 at 11:15 am

    We like our slaw a little on the sweet side, so I used Mircacle Whip in place of the mayo, also added more sriracha! Excellent burger!

    • Reply
      February 23, 2018 at 11:04 pm

      I like the idea of a sweet taste! I might have to try that next time. I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed it!

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    Kristen Laurel Everett
    January 6, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    oh girl, this is so killer. I didn’t have any cabbage on hand, but wanted to make this for a late supper and used romaine instead. It’s so good.

    • Reply
      January 7, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      So happy you enjoyed it!

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    Nicci Dill
    September 6, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    I’m making this tonight & just finished prepping the slaw. I can tell (taste) that it’s going to be fabulous!

  • Reply
    Ashley - Baker by Nature
    August 22, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Slaw… on a burger…

    Ooops. Sorry for the screaming.

  • Reply
    Laurie {Simply Scratch}
    August 21, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    I love slaw on my burger… I’m SO down with this!

  • Reply
    August 19, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    well, I happen to looooooooove pork and garlic so sign this girl up!!!

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    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig
    August 19, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Pork works really well as a burger and slaw is the magic ingredient that puts all together, especially a spicy version like this.