Pork Burger with Apple Slaw

Pork Burger with Apple Slaw

By The Weekly  

July 29, 2016

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Bite into this delightful burger and enjoy the tender sautéd onions and sweet, crunchy apple and fennel slaw and of course, the tender, golden pork patty.

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 6 Burgers


1 tbsp olive oil

½ onion, finely chopped

50 g pancetta, finely chopped

½ cup pecans, roughly chopped

2 tbsps dried cranberries, finely chopped

1 tbsp thyme, finely chopped

400 g pork mince

¾ cup dried breadcrumbs

1 egg, beaten

1 tbsp vegetable oil

¼ cup mayonnaise

¼ cup dill, finely chopped

6 bread or brioche rolls, halved, toasted

Gherkins, to serve


1 baby fennel, trimmed & sliced

1 red apple, cored & julienned

2 radishes, finely sliced

¼ cup mayonnaise

1 tbsp lemon juice


1Preheat oven to moderate, 180 C. Line an oven tray with baking paper.

2In a large frying pan, heat oil on medium. Saute onion and pancetta for 3 to 4 mins, until onion is tender. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in pecans, cranberries and thyme. Cool 5 mins. Add pork mince, breadcrumbs and egg and stir until combined. Season and shape mixture into six flattened patties.

3In a large frying pan, heat oil on high. Cook patties for 3 to 4 mins each side until golden. Transfer to tray. Bake 5 to 10 mins until cooked through.

4APPLE & FENNEL SLAW: In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Season to taste.

5In a bowl, combine mayonnaise and dill. Season.

6Top each roll base with dill mayo, patty and slaw. Cover with roll tops and serve with gherkins.

Photo: Rob Shaw/Bauer

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