Fennel Seed & Pork Burgers w Apple Slaw
Fennel Seed & Pork Burgers w Apple Slaw

Fennel Seed & Pork Burgers w Apple Slaw

I’ve been really busy lately so our meals have needed to be quick to prepare! Burgers are one of my “go to” recipes when I’m short on time. These Pork Burgers also taste pretty special too, so they’ve been on regular rotation! Thankfully the meat patty has almost as many hidden vegetables as pork mince.

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Pork Burgers

Included in the recipe is grated fennel bulb, carrot, apple and onion. Some extra fennel seeds add even more flavour to the pork burgers. Before you’re turned off by all the grating of vegetables let me tell you a secret. It takes just a moment to drop the fruit and vegetable into the food processor or Thermomix.

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Fennel & Pork Burger w Apple Slaw

I will give instructions for both cooking methods but I promise these burger patties can be knocked up in five minutes. Plus, while the food processor or Thermomix is on the bench you can make this easy apple coleslaw.

Fennel Seed and Pork Burgers on a Brioche Roll

Fennel Seed and Pork Burgers on a Brioche Roll

So you see, even though we’ve been having burgers for dinner, it really isn’t an unhealthy option. Best of all the kids don’t even know they’re eating something that’s good for them. Happily, as far as they’re concerned, a burger is a burger!

If you have very fussy eaters you may need to add the fennel seeds to only half of the burger mince.  The seeds give a really lovely fennel flavour to the pork burgers, but one of my kids was a little suspicious of the taste.

Fennel Seed & Pork Burgers w Apple Slaw

Fennel Seed & Pork Burgers w Apple Slaw

Ingredients

  • 1kg Pork Mince
  • 200gm onion
  • 200gm fennel bulb
  • 150gm green apple
  • 150gm carrot
  • 1 red chilli
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 25gm fennel seeds
  • 50gm bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 TBS oil
  • 4 Brioche Burger Rolls
  • Apple Coleslaw
  • 1/4 cabbage
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 bunch coriander
  • Kewpie mayonaise (to serve)
  • Smokey BBQ sauce (to serve)

Instructions

    Thermomix Instructions
  1. Place the pork mince, breadcrumbs, fennel seeds and egg in a large mixing bowl and reserve.
  2. Add the quartered onion, garlic and chilli to the TM. Grate 3sec/10speed.
  3. Remove the onion mixture and add it to the pork mince.
  4. Add the quartered fennel bulb to the TM. Grate 2sec/10speed.
  5. Remove the fennel and add it to the pork mince.
  6. Add the quartered apple to the TM. Grate 2sec/10speed.
  7. Remove the apple and add it to the pork mince.
  8. Add the carrot to the TM. Grate 2sec/10speed.
  9. Remove the carrot and add it to the pork mince.
  10. Using a spoon or your hands combine the pork mince ingredients.
  11. Form the mince into burger patties.
  12. Fry the pattyies on each side in oil until cooked.
  13. Apple Coleslaw
  14. Use a mandolin or a food processor to shred the cabbage and onion into fine strips. Place them in a serving bowl.
  15. Core the apple and then slice the apple with the mandolin. Once you have the slices cut the slices into match sticks and then add to the coleslaw.
  16. Roughly chop the coriander and add it to the coleslaw.
  17. Dress the salad with mayonnaise to coat.
  18. Assembly the burger and add BBQ sauce to serve.

Notes

When I make the mince I find I have enough mixture leftover to freeze a batch of pre-made burger patties. You’ve got to love recipes that help you out with a second meal.

Pork Burger

Pork Burger

Do you have any quick meals up your sleeve for busy evenings? I’d love to hear from you if you do. I have a feeling I will need a few more ideas!

Fennel & Pork Burger Pin

Fennel & Pork Burger Pin

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Comments

  1. My husband’s favourite meal….I have never used fennel seeds and fennels in patties…gotta give it a try next time. Your burger looks superb!

  2. Can’t wait to try this and let my nephew enjoy without forcing him to eat the veggies! Thanks for the awesome tip, Julie 🙂

    A great recipe, as always! xx

  3. Perfect week day meal for us. Pork and fennel is a marriage made in heaven!

  4. Delicious! Pork and fennel are a combination made in heaven -we adore them!

  5. Pork burgers are good. We make them too, but you don’t see them that often for some reason. Yours look wonderful! Thanks so much.

  6. What a fabulous burger Julie, also love the apple slaw.

  7. I hardly ever buy pork – why is that?

    This looks and sounds delicious, especially with the slaw. Noted!

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