Pork Burgers with Sweet Apple Relish

Pork & Apple Burgers
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.

Pork Burgers with Sweet Apple Relish
 
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Recipe type: Chicken & Pork
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
Relish
  • 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
Burgers
  • 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
Mustard Sour Cream (optional)
  • 90g (1/3 cup) light sour cream
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
Extra
  • Tbsp olive oil for frying the burgers
  • Buns and salad to serve
Method
Relish
  1. Place onion, cinnamon, and olive oil into Tmx bowl and sauté at 100 degrees, 2 minutes, speed 1.
  2. 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.
  3. Set the relish aside. Don't clean the bowl.
Burgers
  1. Place onion, apple and garlic into the Tmx bowl, chop speed 7, 5 seconds.
  2. Add oil and sauté 100 degrees, 2 minutes, speed 2.
  3. 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.
  4. Shape the mixture into patties, This mixture will make between 6 and 8, depending on how large you like your patties.
  5. 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.
  6. If making mustard sour cream. combine sour cream and mustard in a small bowl and mix with a spoon.
  7. 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.

 

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