Pork, apple and cheddar burgers with spiced cider and apple salsa

Pork, apple and cheddar burgers with spiced cider and apple salsa
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Method

1. Mix together the mince, grated apple, spring onions, beaten egg and herbs. Form into patties, placing a piece of cheese in the middle of each one. Chill for approx. 20 minutes to firm up.
2. Meanwhile, make the salsa. Place the cubed apples in a small saucepan with the cider, vinegar and cinnamon.  Cook over gentle heat until the apple has softened, then add the spring onions and let cool.
3. Barbecue or griddle the burgers for 7-8 minutes on each side until cooked through. Serve in rolls topped with the salsa, plus salad.

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Tip

Not keen on pork? Beef or turkey mince is just as tasty!

Ingredients

500g (1lb) pork mince
1 Cox or Braeburn apple, peeled and grated
4 spring onions, finely chopped
1 beaten egg
Fresh sage or parsley, finely chopped
40g (1½oz) cheddar, cut into 4 even pieces
4 burger rolls
For the Salsa:
3 Cox or Braeburn apples, cut into small cubes but unpeeled
150ml (¼pt) medium cider
1 tbsp cider vinegar
½ tsp ground cinnamon
2 spring onions, finely sliced

Notes

Time: 30 minutes, plus 15 minutes cooking
Serves: 4
Nutrition: 524 calories, 21g fat, 8g sat. fat