Pork and Apple Burgers

  • 5MINS
  • 10MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 106KCAL

These slimming friendly Pork and Apple Burgers are perfect for a low calorie or Weight Watchers friendly BBQ!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories106
  • Carbs3g
  • Protein2g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.4g
  • Sugars2g

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Burgers are a barbecue staple, and these Pork and Apple Burgers are a great way to change up the usual BBQ fare. The flavours in this recipe may seem a little unusual but don’t be put off by the fennel seeds – the little pop of aniseed works so well with the pork, without being too overbearing. Add to that the tanginess of the apple, and you have one mega mouthwatering burger. You could even top it with apple sauce for extra flavour!

For rustic handmade patties, press these burgers into shape by hand. Or why not use a burger press for an even more professional look.

What diets is this Pork and Apple Burgers recipe suitable for?

This Pork and Apple Burgers recipe is suitable for gluten free and dairy free diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Pork and Apple Burgers recipe?

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The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

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These Pork and Apple Burgers are dead easy to make. You can shape them by hand, but we like to use a burger press as this gives a really even shape. You can pick one up over on Amazon.

How many calories are in this Pork and Apple Burgers recipe?

There are 106 calories per portion in this Pork and Apple Burgers recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

Pork and Apple Burgers are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. It’s best to mix with your hands as this helps to bring the meat together.

Step 2

Shape into 4 patties and leave to rest in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Step 3

Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and on a medium heat cook the burgers for around 5 minutes each side until cooked through.

If using a barbecue, spray the burgers with low calorie cooking spray before placing on the griddle to cook.

Serve immediately with your choice of accompaniment!

What could I serve with Pork and Apple Burgers?

These Pork and Apple Burgers work really well when served alongside any of the following dishes:

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How do you know when these Pork and Apple Burgers are cooked?

In a frying pan on a medium heat, or on the barbecue, cook the burgers for around 5 minutes each side until cooked through and no pink remains in the middle.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Pork and Apple Burgers in the fridge?

Once you’ve put them out, ideally you should eat them straight away.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Pork and Apple Burgers in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Pork and Apple Burgers?

This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze in their raw state, with some waxed paper or parchment between them. Only freeze when raw if the pork mince has not been previously frozen.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Defrost thoroughly before reheating.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Pork and Apple Burgers?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

Raw, from frozen: Allow to defrost, and then follow the recipe from Step 3.

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Pork and Apple Burgers

These slimming friendly Pork and Apple Burgers are perfect for a low calorie or Weight Watchers friendly BBQ!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 106
  • Carbs 3G

Ingredients

  • 500 grams 5% pork mince
  • 60 grams apple grated
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried onion granules
  • 1 tsp salt
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. It's best to mix with your hands as this helps to bring the meat together.
  2. Shape into 4 patties and leave to rest in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  3. Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and on a medium heat cook the burgers for around 5 minutes each side until cooked through. If using a barbecue, spray the burgers with low calorie cooking spray before placing on the griddle to cook. Serve immediately with your choice of accompaniment!

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Natasha LewisSaturday 19th November 2022

Cooked these yesterday evening and wasn’t sure at first on the fennel seeds… but wow they absolutely made the burger. I think these will become a firm favourite in our household thank you!

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    HollyMonday 21st November 2022

    Hey Natasha, thanks so much for your message we are glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe!

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Sharon LaytonMonday 3rd October 2022

Good morning, I’m a little confused about the calories for this recipe and need your help please.
The recipe states 106 calories per burger ?
My calculations are .
500g of 5% pork mince 163 per burger, what am I doing wrong please can you help, many thanks.

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    HollyThursday 27th October 2022

    Hi Sharon, Thanks for your message. We understand that it can be frustrating that apps and websites might not match up on calorie counts. However, all of our recipes have been double checked for accuracy.There are a lot of reasons that the calories can differ; calories can be different after an ingredient is cooked in a particular way, or different brands of ingredients can vary the calorie count substantially, for example. Unfortunately the apps available to the general public do not account for this.
    Hope that helps!

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Robyn LindoeTuesday 2nd February 2021

I made these burgers last night and they are delicious, we really enjoyed them and they’re so chunky which makes them filling! I had one in a whole meal roll with low fat burger cheese with chips (potatoes cooked with low fat cooking spray) and salad on the side, so yummy!

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    HollyTuesday 2nd February 2021

    Hi Robyn, that sounds delicious! So glad to hear you enjoyed them

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BryonyTuesday 18th August 2020

What kind of apples work well for this recipe?

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    LisaTuesday 18th August 2020

    Hi Bryony!
    My favourites to use are Granny Smiths and Pink Ladies, but any dessert apple works! Hope you enjoy the burgers.

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HollyTuesday 11th February 2020

Hi! I’m just curious to know how the calories are worked out? Because this says 106kcals per burger but the mince itself is 164kcals per 100g?

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Sarah SmithTuesday 23rd July 2019

Can I cook these in my Actifryer?

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    Emma TWednesday 25th September 2019

    Hi Sarah,

    Yes – just make sure you remove the paddle first ????

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Natalie DimblebyWednesday 29th May 2019

Made these tonight and I can’t recommend them enough. The texture was good and you were right about the fennel seeds, they really added to the flavour.

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DawnSunday 10th March 2019

Hi do you have to cook these lovely burgers first before freezing or can you freeze not cooked and then cook fresh..?

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Christine HopkinsSaturday 2nd February 2019

Fabulous, juicy, tasty burger…. I used finely chopped spring onions & garlic powder as I had no onion powder….
Gorgeous with a HEA of cheese on top.

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    AngelaTuesday 30th April 2019

    Hi will it be okay to use onion salt instead of granules as thats all I have?

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      CateMonday 3rd June 2019

      Onion salt is a mix of onion granules and salt, so be very careful using it as you can easily make the dish too salty 🙂

KarenFriday 24th August 2018

I cannot find onion granules anywhere. Whats the alternative?

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kelsie dewarTuesday 31st July 2018

if you do not use the fennel seed does this make a huge difference to the taste?

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DawnMonday 16th July 2018

Could these be cooked in the oven?

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AndreaThursday 8th March 2018

Please can you tell me if I can freeze before cooking ?

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