Spiced Apple Pork Burgers with Maple-Dijon Sauce
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Serves: 6 servings
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown or Dijon mustard
  • 2 pounds ground pork (can substitute ground turkey, if desired)
  • ½ cup applesauce (such as Tree Top Organic)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 hamburger buns (wheat or gluten-free), optionally toasted
  • Baby spinach leaves or lettuce leaves.
  1. Stir the maple syrup and mustard together in a small bowl.
  2. Spray a large non-stick grill pan or griddle with cooking spray and place over medium to medium-high heat.
  3. While that heats up, mix the pork, applesauce, salt, chili powder, dry mustard, pepper and cinnamon together in a large mixing bowl. Form the mixture into 6 patties.
  4. Place the patties in the hot pan and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, turn and cook additional 4 to 5 minutes or until done.
  5. To serve, spread bun bottoms with maple mustard mixture. Top each with a patty, spinach or lettuce leaf and bun top.
  6. Serve with crispy sweet potato fries and steamed beans or broccoli for a full meal.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/spiced-apple-pork-burgers