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Gypsy Pork Chop Burgers with Mustard and Onions

by Adina 05/10/2017 7 comments

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Easy and delicious pork chop burgers with lots of mustard and soft onions.

I cannot say that I am much into burgers of any kind. It is not that they don’t taste good, but I didn’t grow up with them, I don’t think I had any kind of burger until I was about mid 20. The kind you can buy in a fast food restaurant are definitely not my thing, I must have had them 3 or 4 times until now, the first couple of times out of curiosity and last times only because I like fries even less, but normally they are not worth it, as far as I am concerned.

gypsy burger with pork chops and fried onions

My philosophy about eating this kind of rather calorie loaded foods: if you put so many extra calories into your body with just a small meal, then it should be rather damn good tasting, otherwise it is really not worth it, the extra fat on your body and the time and energy you have to invest to burn those extra calories.

So, whenever my kids or my husband announce that they would like to eat a burger again, I always try to convince them to have them at home, this way I know that I can make something I enjoy eating as well and spend less money on things I know I will not enjoy even before I start eating.

gypsy burger with pork chops and fried onions

This is how recipes like the Schnitzel Burgers were born. A lean piece of meat stuffed in a tasty (and chewy – I can’t stand those cardboard tasting, dry buns) bun, with lots of veggies, a sauce of choice and, if I feel really decadent, a slice of cheese. Yumm! Now this is the kind of burger I like! Or another favorite: a hot vegetarian burger made with black beans, vegetables and more spicy sauce. I should post that recipe sometime in the future as well, it is sooo good!

gypsy burger with pork chops and fried onions

Today’s Gypsy Pork Chop Burgers with Mustard and Onions are another delicious, very simple and healthier way of enjoying a burger. Pork chops are not exactly loaded with fat, I try to get the leanest I can find and a small multi seed and preferably whole grain bun is definitely the better option compared to the white “cardboard” burger bun I have mentioned before.

The recipe is very simple, there is not much I can say about it. Make sure you use a really good mustard, you should smear it rather thickly on the bun, so it better be something you like.

gypsy burger with pork chops and fried onions

gypsy burger with pork chops and fried onions

Gypsy Pork Chop Burgers with Mustard and Onions

105sharesShareTweetPinLast Updated on 07/10/2017Easy and delicious pork chop burgers with lots of mustard and soft onions. I cannot say that I am much into burgers… Main Dish Gypsy Pork Chop Burgers with Mustard and Onions European Print This
Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • 4 small boneless pork chops
  • 5 teaspoons mustard, divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry savory or thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika powder
  • 4 rather large onions
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 4 buns (we had multi seed buns)
  • some rocket or other salad leaves
  • radishes or gherkins to serve, optional


Place the meat between two layers of cling film. Tenderize the meat slightly using a meat mallet.

Mix 1 heaped teaspoon of the mustard, the grated garlic, salt, pepper, herbs and paprika powder. Rub the chops with the mixture, place in a flat dish and cover with cling film. Let marinate in the fridge for at least 4-5 hours.

Take the meat out of the fridge about an hour before you start cooking.

Slice the onions into thin rings. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pan or cast iron pan. Add the onions, sprinkle them with a little salt and cook them gently until they soften slightly and start getting some color.

While the onions are cooking, split the buns. Heat them for a few minutes in the oven.

Remove the onions from the pan and keep them warm while you fry the meat. Wipe the pan with some kitchen paper. Or you could use another pan/skillet and cook the meat while the onions are still on the hob.

Heat the last tablespoon of oil in the pan. Add the pork chops and fry for about 2-3 minutes per side. These are rather small chops that will fit in a bun, so the cooking time will be short. The chops should be golden.

Smear each lower bun part with some of the remaining mustard. Place a pork chop on the bun. Top with a few salad leaves, some of the onions and the upper side of the bun. Serve immediately with radishes or gherkins or white cabbage salad.


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[email protected]'s Recipes 05/10/2017 - 09:03

Now that’s a sandwich! Looks utterly delicious and right up my alley!

Katerina 05/10/2017 - 11:28

What a filling and delicious sandwich!

Sissi 06/10/2017 - 20:27

Sounds wonderful! The only reason why I don’t eat burgers it’s because of beef (not a big fan) and other meats (chicken) are usually neglected, so I prefer other fast foods… but your burgers are the way I’d love all the burgers to be!

Marvellina|What To Cook Today 07/10/2017 - 02:18

Ha..ha..yes I agree. It better worthy of the calories 🙂 This Gypsy Pork Chop burger looks like it is to me !!!

Karin 08/10/2017 - 19:56

I hear you, Adina! 🙂 I am a German living in England (NOT London), and to get really worthy bread and rolls here is like finding a needle in a haystack, and once mission is accomplished it works out rather costly. I agree that good bread makes the burger. This one looks de-li-cious!!! And it solves the question what to cook from the pork loin chops I bought at the farmers’ market yesterday. Love your site, especially your Romanian food is amazing!

Adina 09/10/2017 - 16:54

Thank you for the nice words, Karin. We had the same problem when living in London 10 years ago. Tiger bread was the only thing that was ok, otherwise we kept eating Schwarzbrot from Lidl, which we rarely ever buy here because there is so much choice at the baker’s. ?

Bob 21/08/2018 - 03:36

Gypsy is a racist term you wood not say n word fried chicken


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