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Apple 'n' Pork Burgers Recipe

Apple 'n' Pork Burgers Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 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


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble pork over mixture; mix well. Shape into two patties.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Serve on buns with lettuce, tomato, avocado, mustard and mayonnaise if desired. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 529 calories, 26g fat (11g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 699mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 32g protein.

Reviews for Apple 'n' Pork Burgers

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MY REVIEW User ID: 1426899 216496
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2014

"Absolutely love these burgers. A nice change from a beef burger. I make these frequently in the summer. I did add an egg to help hold it together. Made grilling much easier."

kkrowiak User ID: 7753114 170334
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2014

"The flavour of these burgers was amazing, however, the recipe needs to include something that helps bind the meat together - mine, like some of the other reviewers experienced, fell apart on my grill! We wound up having pork 'n' apple sloppy joes! :-)

I'll be making this again with an egg added in - hopefully it'll stay together this time!"

amyposten User ID: 6930161 81501
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2012

"made this and my husband loved it."

germanycook User ID: 6411056 209274
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2012

"These are an awesome change from your regular burger, wow! I followed the recipe pretty much, but instead of crushed pineapple in the burgers I just put slices on top of the cooked burgers. Much better, otherwise it would be too fruity! I took the others' advice and added an egg to hold it together. Also cooked them in the frying pan for 3-4 mins each side, rather than on the grill. Delicious - a taste of the tropics, during spring in Germany!"

norcountykid User ID: 6387423 155405
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

"I made this for my family and they loved it! They would be great in meatball form also!"

head2toe User ID: 3756500 170333
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2011

"Too moist for our grill as it fell apart while cooking. Will definately make again, but maybe over the stove instead."

Pearl411 User ID: 96893 169370
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2011

"Really a welcome change from the old "Hamburger" we all know. But next time I will add more bread crumbs and maybe and egg or two. It has a tendency to fall apart without womething to bind it together. But it tastes sooooo good!"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.