Pork and apple burgers with chilli sauce

Pork and apple burgers with chilli sauce


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About this recipe: Hamburgers are always popular for casual meals, but can be high in saturated fat. This lighter version, made with lean minced pork, apples and spring onions is just as flavoursome. Spread with a little sweet chilli sauce for a spicy kick. These can be grilled or barbecued.

Zoë Harpham

Serves: 4 

  • 300 g lean minced pork
  • 2 small green apples, cored and grated
  • 75 g fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs (made from 4 slices wholemeal bread with the crusts removed)
  • 4 spring onions, very finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 25 g fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 8 romaine lettuce leaves, halved
  • 1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 4 soft white bread rolls, split
  • 1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:3min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Put the pork, apples, breadcrumbs, spring onions, garlic, ginger, thyme and cayenne pepper in a large bowl. Mix and squeeze together.
  2. Shape the mixture into four balls, then press into flat patties about 10 cm in diameter and 1.5 cm thick. Preheat the grill to medium and set the shelf on the lowest position.
  3. Place the patties on a sheet of foil on the grill tray or on preheated barbecue plate. Grill for about 15 minutes, turning once, until golden brown and cooked through.
  4. Divide the lettuce leaves and cucumber slices among the bun bases. Place the patties on top, then spread with 1 teaspoon of the chilli sauce. Cover with the bun tops and serve immediately.

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