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Apple 'n' Pork Burgers

 Apple 'n' Pork Burgers
This pork burger recipe is a favorite of ours. We had a similar burger in Hawaii and once home, I experimented and came up with this tasty version that we actually prefer to the original. I like to serve them with a salad or fresh corn on the cob. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shredded peeled apple
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup drained unsweetened crushed pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese (3/4 ounce each)
  • 2 hamburger buns, split
  • Lettuce leaves, tomato slices, sliced ripe avocado, mustard and mayonnaise, optional

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble pork over
  • mixture; mix well. Shape into two patties.
  • Grill, covered, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or
  • until a thermometer reads 160°. Top with cheese. Grill 1-2
  • minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  • Serve on buns with lettuce, tomato, avocado, mustard and mayonnaise
  • if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 burger (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 529 calories, 26 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 99 mg cholesterol, 699 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 32 g protein.

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Apple 'n' Pork Burgers (continued)

Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.