Apple Pork Burgers

In this apple week recipe, burgers are dressed up with pork, diced apples, cinnamon and a touch of maple. This fall favorite is one that you will have to make again because one time will not be enough. Alone, Americans consume approximately 50 billion burgers a year, and the typical American eats a hamburger 3 times a week, so add this pork burger into your weekly rotation. Also, an interesting fact about burgers is that during World War 1 they were referred to as Liberty Sandwiches.
 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
Difficulty: Medium

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 pound ground pork or loose pork sausage
  • 1/2 cup diced apples
  • 1/4 cup diced green onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon oil to grease griddle (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix together all ingredients. Divide in half and form 2 patties.
  2. Preheat Swiss Diamond griddle over medium heat. Lightly oil if desired.
  3. Cook over medium heat, turning burgers once until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
  4. Serve on toasted buns with lettuce and dressing as desired.

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