Sage Apple Pork Burgers with Caramelized Onions Sage Apple Pork Burgers with Caramelized Onions

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Not your average backyard fare, these thick, juicy burgers, dressed up with lettuce and thinly sliced apple, are fancy enough for casual entertaining. And since you can make the patties and the caramelized onions ahead, they might become a weeknight grilling favourite, too.

  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage (or 1/2 tsp/2 mL dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lb lean ground pork
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 leaf lettuce
  • 1 apple thinly sliced
Carmelized Onions:
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


In bowl, beat egg with apple juice. Stir in green onions, bread crumbs, sage, salt and pepper; mix in pork. Shape into four 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick patties. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 6 hours. Or layer between waxed paper in airtight container and freeze for up to 1 month; thaw in refrigerator.)

Caramelized Onions:
In skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; fry onion, stirring occasionally, until turning golden, about 8 minutes. Sprinkle with sugar and vinegar; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until deep golden, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, place patties on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and cook, turning once, until no longer pink inside, about 10 minutes. Cut buns in half; place, cut sides down, on grill and toast until golden, 1 to 2 minutes.

Place lettuce, apple, patties then onions on bottoms of buns; sandwich with tops.

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

  • Sodium 906 mg
  • Protein 30 g
  • Calories 523.0
  • Total fat 21 g
  • Cholesterol 121 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 53 g


  • Iron 30.0
  • Folate 39.0
  • Calcium 12.0
  • Vitamin A 5.0
  • Vitamin C 20.0
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