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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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