Slammin' Hammies

Susan Bickta

By
@souxie

I always liked the flavors in my baked ham loaf, so I decided to "tweak" that recipe a little and then form the mixture into patties and make on the grill. The result is this delicious "alternative" burger served on a whole wheat roll and honey mustard dressing. This is truly a summertime favorite!


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Grill

Ingredients

HAMMIES

1 1/2 lb
smoked ham, ground
1/2 lb
ground pork
2 large
eggs
1/2 c
graham cracker crumbs
2 oz
crushed pineapple with juice (from an 8 ounce can)
1/8 tsp
ground cloves
1 Tbsp
brown mustard (not dijon)
1/4 c
brown sugar
2-3 Tbsp
pineapple juice (from can of crushed pineapple)

NEEDED TO ASSEMBLE HAMMIES

6
1-ounce slices swiss cheese
6
whole wheat kaiser rolls
1 c
baby arugula, packed
6
slices tomato, 1/2 inch thick
1
bottle honey mustard dressing

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place all "Hammie" ingredients in a large bowl. Mix with hands until well combined. Mixture should hold together when patties are formed. (NOTE: if too dry, add more pineapple juice, if too wet, add more graham cracker crumbs)
2
Make 6 baseball size patties. Place a "dimple" in middle of each pattie so they remain flat when grilled. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
3
Prepare grill. Coat grids with vegetable oil. Place patties on grill and grill for 5-6 minutes, turn and grill for another 5-6 minutes or until instant read thermometer reads 160 degrees F.
4
During the last minute, place a slice of Swiss cheese on top of each pattie, close lid and cook until cheese melts, about 1-2 minutes.
5
Assemble hammies: Place roll bottoms on serving platter. Lightly drizzle with honey mustard dressing. Evenly divide arugula between rolls and spread evenly. Top each with a hammie and tomato slice. Drizzle the underside of top roll with more honey mustard dressing and place on top of all.
6
Serve with additional honey mustard dressing.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork, Burgers, Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #grilled, #ham