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Pork Burgers with Apple

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Serves 4

When you need a burger don’t dial, make these. Lean, low fat and just a little be gourmet darling, these burgers are just what you need any night of the week.
Per serve: 1875.7kj (448cals); 10.5g total fat (3g saturated fat); 4g fibre


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You’ll need

Burgers
400g extra lean pork mince
1 garlic clove
1 tsp ground sage
2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
1 egg, lightly beaten
¼ cup breadcrumbs
Salt and pepper
Oil spray
4 thick bread slices (ciabatta, Turkish, sour dough), toasted

Apples
2 tsp olive oil
1 large onion, peeled and finely sliced
2 apples, peeled and finely sliced
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
½ tsp salt and pepper
2 tsp fresh thyme leaves

Let’s go

Mix all burger ingredients (except the bread) together and form into 4 patties. Set aside.

Heat oil in a non stick frying pan and add onion with a pinch of salt. Cook on low for 5 minutes before adding apple, cinnamon, sugar, cider vinegar, salt, pepper and thyme. Stir, cover and continue to cook for 6-8 minutes until soft and fragrant and the apples are cooked through.

While the apples are cooking, heat a non-stick frying pan on medium, spray lightly with oil and add burger patties. Cook for 4 minutes per side until cooked through. Rest patties on a board for a couple of minutes before serving on toast topped with apples.

Cook’s notes
Feel free to up the fibre content by using multigrain bread.

 

Why it’s good for you
If there was takeaway (takeout) on offer, I would grab a burger every time – it’s my naughty indulgence…. But when I need a burger, there’s no need to ditch the diet and pay for it tomorrow as I can just make these. Using lean pork mince and upping the flavour with herbs and a touch of garlic I don’t miss out on anything. Add the oniony apples and the only thing I can say is OH! Big on protein, low on fat and calories, these are a fab option every time.
Per serve: 1875.7kj (448cals); 10.5g total fat (3g saturated fat); 4g fibre

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