Pork Burger with Sambal Oelek Sauce

The Pork Burger with Sambal Oelek Sauce offers a tantalizing fusion of robust flavors and a delightful spicy kick, taking your palate on an adventurous journey.

This burger features a juicy, hand-formed pork patty seasoned to perfection, providing a succulent base that pairs exquisitely with the fiery yet nuanced heat of the Sambal Oelek sauce. It’s a gourmet delight that celebrates the fusion of Eastern spices with Western cooking traditions, making for an unforgettable meal that satisfies those who crave a spicy surge in their burgers.


For the Pork Patties:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground pork
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Sambal Oelek Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup Sambal Oelek
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce (optional)

For the Toppings:

  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 red cabbage, shredded
  • Fresh cilantro leaves


  • 4 brioche buns, split and toasted
  • Mayonnaise (optional)


Pork Patties:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine ground pork with minced garlic, grated ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Form into 4 equal-sized patties, making a small indentation in the center to prevent bulging during cooking.

Sambal Oelek Sauce:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together Sambal Oelek, honey, lime juice, and fish sauce until well combined.

Cooking the Patties:

  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Grill the pork patties for about 5 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F (71°C).


  1. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on the bottom half of each toasted brioche bun if desired.
  2. Place a grilled pork patty on each bun.
  3. Generously drizzle the Sambal Oelek sauce over the pork patties.
  4. Add a layer of thinly sliced cucumber and shredded red cabbage for a refreshing crunch.
  5. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.
  6. Cap with the top halves of the toasted brioche buns.


  • Serve the Pork Burger with Sambal Oelek Sauce immediately to enjoy the full spectrum of flavors, from the warmth of the pork to the spicy, tangy notes of the sauce.


  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes


  • This recipe makes 4 burgers, perfect for a spice-loving family or a small gathering of friends who are fans of bold and zesty flavors.


This Pork Burger with Sambal Oelek Sauce is a testament to the beauty of heat in cooking. The homemade patties are seasoned with a touch of Asian-inspired ingredients, while the Sambal Oelek sauce, known for its bright chili flavor, adds both complexity and heat. The crisp, cool vegetables provide a fresh contrast, and the brioche bun’s buttery sweetness ties the ensemble together.

Each bite delivers a well-rounded experience, ensuring that the heat is not overpowering but rather a welcome highlight in a symphony of taste. Whether it’s a weekend treat or a weeknight dinner, this burger is sure to ignite your senses and leave you with a warm, satisfied glow.