Transcend yourself into paleo burger heaven with these Pork and Apple Burgers
Made with organic free-range pork, these Pork and Apple Burgers are so juicy and flavoursome.
Little else is needed to enhance the already satiating natural flavour of the meat, however, with just a little grated apple and some sunflower (or almond) meal, these pork and apple burgers have the power to transcend one into Paleo burger heaven – they’re that good!
I’ve used organic free-range pork and I suggest you do the same, if not organic, then most definitely free range. Why? Because pastured pork is sweeter – the way pork should be.
Quality pork brands to look out for include:
- Bangalow Pork, from Balgalow NSW
- Sunforest Organic Farm, from Byron Bay NSW
- Dawson Valley Free Range Pork, from Qld
- Gooralie Free-Range Pork, from Darling Downs, Qld
If in doubt, go direct to a reputable Organic/PastureFed Butcher, such as:
- Gold Coast Organic Meats, Gold Coast, Qld
- Forest Glen Organic Meats, Sunshine Coast, Qld
- The FreeRange Butcher NSW
- GRUB (Grass Roots Urban Butchery) Sydney, NSW
- Organic Direct, Vic
- Gippsland Pasturefed Meat, Vic
Failing that, head to the organic section in your local Coles or Woollies, you never know your luck!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
- mixing bowl
- baking tray
- 1/4 cup measure
- 500g free-range pork mince
- 1/2 cup sunflower meal** (or almond meal)
- 1 red apple, grated (skin & all)
- Sea salt & pepper to taste
**To make the sunflower meal, just whiz whole seeds in your blender until fine.
- Preheat a fan-forced oven to 190 degrees Celcius.
- Line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
- Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl and season with salt and pepper.
- Scoop level 1/4 cup measures of the mixture and press into a burger shape, before placing evenly on the baking tray.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly golden.
Store in an airtight container in your refrigerator for a couple of days.