Pork, apple and mint burgers with pea and mint dip

Apple and mint add a delicious flavour to tasty, home-made pork burger in Sian Blunos's simple recipe
Pork, apple and mint burgers with pea and mint dip
  • Rating:
  • Serves: Makes 8-9 burgers
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

main

  • 150 g apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint, shredded
  • 1 tbsp parsley, shredded
  • 1 small onion, peeled
  • juice of ½ lemons
  • 450 g minced pork
  • 50 g breadcrumbs
  • butter, or vegetable oil for frying

For the pea and mint dip:

  • 225 g frozen peas, defrosted
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp mint leaves, chopped
  • juice of ½ lemons
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 100 g cream cheese
  • 1 small spring onion, chopped
  • black pepper

Method

1. Put the apples, mint, parsley, onion and lemon juice in a food processor and blend to a rough puree.

2. Add the pork and breadcrumbs and blend again until smooth. Shape the mixture into 8 or 9 small burgers.

3. To cook, heat some butter or vegetable oil in a large, heavy-based frying pan and fry the burgers for 3 to 4 minutes each side until cooked through.

4. To make the pea and mint dip, place the peas, parsley, mint, lemon juice, sugar, cream cheese and spring onion in a food processor and blend until well mixed. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

5. Serve the freshly fried burgers with the pea and mint dip.

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