These pork burger patties are nice on their own, but the apple relish transforms them into something a little bit fancy.
My husband found this recipe on Taste.com, tweaked it a little and converted it for the Thermomix.
The secret ingredient to the relish is definitely the prunes, even if you are not normally a fan I suggest you leave them in and give the relish a try. They add a sweet stickiness that is very tasty. If you have relish left over you could also use it to accompany pork chops, sausages or on a Ploughman’s platter.
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 large red onion, halved, thinly sliced
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 2 green apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1.5cm pieces
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 70g (1/3 cup) pitted prunes, roughly chopped
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 brown onion, peeled and cut into quarters
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 green apple, peeled and quartered
- 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
- 800g pork mince
- 25g (1/3 cup) fresh breadcrumbs
- 90g (1/3 cup) light sour cream
- 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
- Tbsp olive oil for frying the burgers
- Buns and salad to serve
- Place onion, cinnamon, and olive oil into Tmx bowl and sauté at 100 degrees, 2 minutes, speed 1.
- Add apple, honey, vinegar, and prunes and cook for a further 15 minutes 100 degrees, speed 1. Add lemon juice in the last few minutes of cooking.
- Set the relish aside. Don't clean the bowl.
- Place onion, apple and garlic into the Tmx bowl, chop speed 7, 5 seconds.
- Add oil and sauté 100 degrees, 2 minutes, speed 2.
- In a large bowl combine the onion, apple and garlic mixture with the pork mince, thyme and breadcrumbs. Mix with a large wooden spoon (or use your hands) until well combined.
- Shape the mixture into patties, This mixture will make between 6 and 8, depending on how large you like your patties.
- Cook the patties in a frying pan or on the BBQ, until browned and cooked through the middle. Depending on how thick your patties are this will take about 5 minutes each side.
- If making mustard sour cream. combine sour cream and mustard in a small bowl and mix with a spoon.
- To assemble: Prepare bottom half of a bread roll with a layer of sour cream, then add salad of your choice (lettuce, tomato) place a pattie on the top, followed by a dollop of relish. Top with remaining half of the bread roll.