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How to Cook Pork Burgers on the Stove Top

author image Leigh Good
Leigh Good has been writing for magazines and newspapers for more than 10 years. Her work has been published in numerous print and online publications. Good has a bachelor's degree in print journalism from Georgia State University.
How to Cook Pork Burgers on the Stove Top
Fry ground pork burgers as you would ground beef or turkey. Photo Credit: RedNumberOne/iStock/Getty Images

Burgers made with ground pork are a juicy, tasty alternative to beef or turkey burgers. You can cook homemade or prepared pork burgers quickly in a hot skillet on the stove. Preparing your own pork burger patties at home lets you take control of exactly what quality of pork you use and what ingredients go into your burger. Some prepared burger patties can be high in sodium and preservatives. Choose organic pork when possible to keep pesticides and hormones out of your burger.

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Step 1

Drizzle 1 teaspoon of a healthy oil, such as organic olive or canola oil, into a large skillet.

Step 2

Heat the skillet over medium to medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 3

Place the burger patties in the hot pan. Cook them for 4 to 5 minutes per side, flipping them with a spatula.

Step 4

Check the burgers for doneness with an internal meat thermometer. Remove the pork burgers from the pan when the temperature reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

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