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Five-Spice Pork Sliders with Sweet Onion Relish

Jamie Purviance

  • People

    Serves 4 to 6

  • Prep Time

    30 mins

  • Grilling Time

    30 mins

Ingredients
Instructions

the Ingredients

Pork Sliders With Sweet Onion Relish

Relish

  • Completed step 1 large yellow onion, cut into ¼-inch half-moons
  • Completed step 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Completed step ½ teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • Completed step 3 tablespoons water
  • Completed step 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • Completed step ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • Completed step ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Completed step ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Patties

  • Completed step 1 pound lean ground pork
  • Completed step 1 garlic clove, minced or pushed through a press
  • Completed step 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Completed step 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice
  • Completed step ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
 
  • Completed step 12 slider buns, split
  • Completed step 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Special Equipment

  • 12-inch cast-iron skillet

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Instructions

  • Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F) and preheat a 12-inch cast-iron skillet for 10 minutes.
    Prepare the grill for cooking over medium heat (400°F) and preheat a 12-inch cast-iron skillet for 10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl mix the onion, oil, and thyme. Spread the onion mixture in a single layer on the skillet and cook over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until browned and softened, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the remaining relish ingredients and continue cooking until the onion is fully softened and the liquid is absorbed, 2 to 4 minutes more. Remove the relish from the skillet and set aside at room temperature until ready to serve.
    In a small bowl mix the onion, oil, and thyme. Spread the onion mixture in a single layer on the skillet and cook over medium heat, with the lid closed, until browned and softened, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the remaining relish ingredients and continue cooking until the onion is fully softened and the liquid is absorbed, 2 to 4 minutes more. Remove the relish from the skillet and set aside at room temperature until ready to serve.
  • Mix the patty ingredients, and then gently form 12 patties of equal size, each about ½ inch thick. Lightly brush the cut side of the buns with the melted butter.
  • Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the patties over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until cooked to medium doneness (160°F), about 8 minutes, turning once. During the last minute of grilling time, toast the buns, cut side down, over direct heat. Place the patties on the buns and top with the sweet onion relish. Serve immediately.
    Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the patties over medium heat, with the lid closed, until cooked to well done (160°F), about 8 minutes, turning once. During the last minute of grilling time, toast the buns, cut side down, over medium heat. Place the patties on the buns and top with the sweet onion relish. Serve immediately.

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