Recipe: Pig Mac | Recipes | Hudson Valley | Chronogram Magazine
Jesse Camac, owner of Heritage Food & Drink in Wappingers Falls, offers his deliciously indulgent spin on the sweetheart of fast food. This loaded pork burger, the Pig Mac, is sure to leave you stuffed, satisfied, and ready for a nap.

Pig Mac

Serves 4


  • 1.75 Pounds Ground Pork
  • 1.5 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1.5 Tbsp Granulated Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 4 Sesame Seed Buns
  • 16 Slices American Cheese
  • 1 C Heritage "Mac Sauce"
  • Shaved Lettuce
  • Diced White Onions

    Heritage "Mac Sauce"—Yields 1 Cup

  • 4 oz Mayo
  • 3.5 oz Ketchup
  • 1 T Chopped B&B Pickles
  • 1 t Yellow Mustard
  • Pinch of Smoked Paprika


  • Mix the ground pork with the 1.5 T Smoked Paprika, 1.5T Granulated Garlic, and 1 T Salt. Once combined, form into 3.5 oz Patties. You should end up with 8 patties total.
  • To make the mac sauce, just mix everything together in a bowl until throughly incorporated.
  • -To make the mac sauce, just mix everything together in a bowl until throughly incorporated.
  • Sear the patties in a hot pan. Heat should be at medium high heat before the pork touches the pan. You want to create a crust before flipping. The patties should only be flipped once. Once a nice crust has formed on the first side of the patty, give it a flip, and top each patty with 2 slices american cheese. Continue searing for another 30 seconds and then turn the heat off. Allow the cheese to melt with the residual heat, no need to cover.
  • While the patties are cooking toast the sesame seed buns in a 350 degree oven until golden brown and delicious. Form the Pig Macs like so...
  •  Bottom bun,1 oz mac sauce,2 pork patties with melted american, diced white onion, shaved iceberg lettuce, another 1 oz of mac sauce, and top bun.
Enjoy with your favorite side and then get ready for a nap!

Marie Doyon

Marie is the Digital Editor at Chronogram Media. In addition to managing the digital editorial calendar and coordinating sponsored content for clients, Marie writes a variety of features for print and web, specializing in food and farming profiles.
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