Pork and Grilled Halloumi Burger

Delight in the harmonious blend of flavors with the Pork and Grilled Halloumi Burger, a gourmet twist on the classic burger experience.

This succulent creation takes the juicy, savory essence of pork patties and pairs them with the delightful chewiness of grilled halloumi cheese. Every bite is a melody of textures and tastes—crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, with a subtle smokiness from the grill.

The salty tang of the halloumi perfectly balances the rich pork, creating a burger that’s both hearty and refined. Nestled within a soft bun and adorned with fresh toppings, this burger isn’t just a meal; it’s a savory sojourn.


For the Pork Patties:

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (for cooking)

For the Grilled Halloumi:

  • 8 ounces halloumi cheese, sliced into 1/2-inch thick pieces

For the Assembly:

  • 4 brioche burger buns, toasted
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Tomato slices
  • Red onion rings
  • Mayonnaise (optional)
  • Ketchup or a chili sauce (optional)


Preparing the Pork Patties:

  1. In a bowl, mix the ground pork with smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  2. Form the mixture into 4 equal-sized patties.
  3. Heat olive oil in a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Grill the patties for about 5 minutes on each side or until fully cooked (internal temperature of 160°F).

Grilling the Halloumi:

  1. Preheat the grill or a griddle pan to a medium-high heat.
  2. Place the halloumi slices on the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until they have nice grill marks and are slightly softened.

Assembling the Burger:

  1. Spread mayonnaise on the bottom halves of the toasted buns if using.
  2. Layer lettuce leaves, tomato slices, and red onion rings on each bottom bun.
  3. Place a pork patty on top of the onions.
  4. Add a slice or two of grilled halloumi on top of the pork patty.
  5. If desired, add a dollop of ketchup or chili sauce.
  6. Top with the other half of the bun.


  • Serve these Pork and Grilled Halloumi Burgers hot off the grill, accompanied by a side of crispy fries or a light salad for contrast.


  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • This recipe serves 4 people, perfect for a family meal or a small gathering of friends.

Description (continued):

The Pork and Grilled Halloumi Burger is an exceptional choice for those who appreciate a touch of Mediterranean flair in their cuisine. This burger showcases the rich depth of pork, elevated by the salty, textured bite of halloumi—a cheese that stands up to the heat of the grill admirably.

With each component selected to complement the others, from the light sweetness of the brioche bun to the fresh crispness of the vegetables, this burger offers a delectable balance of flavors. It’s a tribute to the grill’s ability to transform simple ingredients into a celebration of taste, making it a must-try for all burger aficionados.