Today’s lunch is a home-made pork hamburger recipe that I whipped out. Nothing special about this recipe other than the Bull-dog Tonkatsu sauce. It can easily be bought at an Oriental Food store or at Amazon. Generally it is meant for tonkatsu (breaded pork cutlet), but I use it on everything. The sauce is dark in color, very rich, and sweet-savory, it is made with vegetables and fruit that go fantastically on meat and simple plain rice, and now also with burger patties.
Bull-dog sauce ingredients: Water, Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Distilled Vinegar, Apple, Salt, Tomato, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (Contains Soy), Cornstarch, Prune, Carrot, Spices, Caramel Coloring, and Onion.
For the savvy person who likes homemade stuff. Here’s the Tonkatsu sauce recipe.
Ingredients: 1 cup ketchup, 4 teaspoons dry mustard powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper, 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
I should probably get off my feet and burn off the calories after this meal. Then again it’s too darn hot outside to do anything!
Ingredients: 2 patties worth Ground Pork, 1 tbsp Bull-dog Tonkatsu Sauce, 1/4 tsp Parsley, 1/4 tsp Cilantro, 1/4 tsp Oregano
Salt & Pepper, 2 Hamburger buns, Lettuce, 2 slices of each Cheese ( American, Muenster, Cheddar), Good stuff sauce (optional)
Mix the pork, Tonkatsu sauce, parsley, cilantro, oregano, salt and pepper. Grill in pan for 4 minutes then flip. Grill for another 2 minutes then add the cheese and cover. Grill for another 4 minutes or until desired doneness.