Apples, Main Attraction, Pork

Apple Cheddar Pork Burgers with Honey Mustard and Apple Red Cabbage Slaw

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22538640_1816947035000052_3507129869622322973_o (1)Here’s a great way to move into fall while still hanging on to your summer grilling dreams. If you don’t have time for the sauce and slaw just top your burgers with fresh Annapolis Valley apple slices and mayo!

For the Honey Mustard Sauce:

1/3 cup Mayonnaise

1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard

1 tablespoon Honey

A teaspoon of your favourite Hot Sauce (optional)

Salt and pepper

Whisk together in small bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper.

For the Apple Red Cabbage Slaw:

1 cup shredded Red Cabbage

1 Apple, cored and julienned (leave the peel on)

1/4 teaspoon Salt

1 teaspoon Cider Vinegar

1 teaspoon Sugar

Toss together until thoroughly combined and let sit for at least ten minutes.

For the Burgers:

1 lb. ground Pork

1 teaspoon Salt

1 tablespoon Honey

½ teaspoon freshly ground Black Pepper

1 teaspoon chopped fresh Thyme or ½ teaspoon dried Thyme

1 Apple, grated

1 clove Garlic, minced

½ small Onion, minced

6 slices of Old Cheddar 

6 Kaisers or Burger Buns, split

2 tablespoons soft Butter

Combine the pork, salt, honey, thyme, apple, garlic and onion and mix with your hands until thoroughly combined. Form into 6 thin burgers. Grill or panfry until browned and no longer pink inside. Top each burger with a slice of cheese and turn off the heat to let the cheese melt.

Spread the cut sides of the buns with the butter and toast under the broiler. On each bottom half, add a tablespoon or so of the honey mustard sauce, then top with a burger and a spoonful of the apple red cabbage slaw. Close with the top halves of the buns and serve.