Pork Burger with Smoked Apple BBQ Sauce and Kale Slaw Recipe

Why go out for a burger when you can do this awesome pork number, with coleslaw that really tastes like kale, in less time at home?


500g minced pork

1 tablespoon coarsely chopped sage

1 tablespoon coarsely chopped parsley

1/3 cup dried breadcrumbs

1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese

1 egg

1/3 cup toasted pecans, coarsely chopped

1/2 cup store-bought applesauce

1 tablespoon smoked paprika

1/4 cup maple sauce

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 large beetroot, peeled

2 cups trimmed cabbage leaves

4 slices of cheddar cheese (about 100 g in total)

1 green apple, thinly sliced

4 burger buns, toasted


1. Combine mince, herbs, breadcrumbs, parmesan, egg and pecans. Divide the mince into four patties. Put aside.

2. Combine applesauce, paprika, maple syrup and Worcestershire in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, 1 to 3 minutes, until reduced and sticky. Put aside.

3. Using a spiralizer or a peeler, grate the beetroot. Put aside.

4. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook the patties for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

5. Divide the sauce between the buns. Top with kale, beets, cheddar, apple and patties. Sandwich and serve with additional sauce.

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