Retro Pork Patties with Groovy Gravy Retro Pork Patties with Groovy Gravy

Author: Canadian Living

There are few dishes more heavenly than meat and potatoes with gravy to cover both. Smashed Potatoes or Crispy Lightened-Up Oven Fries are ideal partners to the patties and delicious gravy.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2003


  • 1 egg
  • 2 green onions minced
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/3 cup minced dill pickle
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1 lb lean ground pork
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
Groovy Gravy:
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


In bowl, whisk egg; whisk in 1/4 cup (50 mL) water, minced green onions, garlic, pickle, bread crumbs, mustard, horseradish, thyme, salt and pepper. Mix in pork; shape into four 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and refrigerate for up to 1 day.)

In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown patties; transfer to plate. Drain off any fat from pan.

Groovy Gravy: In same pan, cook onion and garlic over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add chicken stock, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium.

Meanwhile, in small bowl, mash together flour, butter and pepper to form paste; whisk into liquid. Add patties and any accumulated juices; simmer until sauce is thick enough to coat back of spoon, patties are no longer pink inside and meat thermometer inserted in centre of patty registers 170°F (75°C), about 5 minutes. Garnish with sliced green onions.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 1010 mg
  • Protein 27 g
  • Calories 350.0
  • Total fat 20 g
  • Cholesterol 128 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 13 g


  • Iron 20.0
  • Folate 14.0
  • Calcium 7.0
  • Vitamin A 6.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
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Retro Pork Patties with Groovy Gravy