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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    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


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

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  • Tom
    May 15, 2020

    I haven't tried this yet, but plan to. I'm going to add a panade (soft white bread crumbs with a little milk) to help hold them together and keep them succulent.

  • knscuba
    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
    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
    Oct 20, 2012

    made this and my husband loved it.

  • germanycook
    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
    Dec 25, 2011

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

  • head2toe
    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
    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!