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Pork and Apple Burgers Quick & Easy

Pork and apple burgers, a glorious herby minced pork patty with hints of thyme and sage combined with grated apple.

The burgers take less than half an hour to make from scratch and are great topped with everything from apple chutney to a nice slaw.

Pork and apple burgers served with rocket and apple chutney.

Minced Pork Burgers

I love a good burger and never constrain myself to just beef. I have duck burgers, bean burgers, fish burgers, peri peri chicken burgers and even venison burgers here on my site.

It was inevitable that pork, my favourite meat, would get a look in sooner rather than later!

These pork and apple burgers are loaded with classic British pairings with pork. Of course, we have apples but we also have sage and thyme too.

They are quick and simple to make, cook in less than 10 minutes, are wonderfully juicy and taste wonderful!

Whether you cook them on the stove top or fire up the bbq these burgers are real family favourite.

Pork and apple burgers served with rocket, chutney and a side of potato wedges.

Frequently Asked Questions.

What pork should I use?

A burger needs fat for moisture, flavour and to help it hold together. This means that you need to go with a pork mince that has some fat in it, to be accurate you want around 20% fat.

I have mentioned before that I always mince my own meat, it is one of those things I am funny about.

This pork and apple burger recipe uses blade from the upper shoulder/neck area. It has plenty of good quality fat and I grind it to a fine-medium mince.

Can these burgers be made in advance?

Yes. I will usually make the pork and apple burgers a day or two before I cook them. Doing this allows them to relax after being formed, it also allows the flavours to “mature”.

They will be fine in the fridge in a bag or air tight container for 3-4 days.

Can I freeze these burgers?

Yes, I sandwich them between baking parchment and freeze them in pairs as I cook for two. They will freeze for up to 3 months with no issues.

I always defrost the patties before cooking.

Closeup pork and apple burgers served with rocket, chutney.

Serving Suggestions.

I’m usually a minimalist when it comes to burger toppings and these pork and apple burgers are topped with my homemade apple chutney and a little peppery rocket.

If you wanted to do something a little different then a classic French celeriac remoulade or even a red cabbage slaw would be wonderful too!

When it comes to side dishes then I usually some wedges on the side and dinner is served.

Cheesy fried polenta chips also make a glorious addition!

But these herby, fruity, porky burgers are also fantastic with onion rings too!

Pork and apple burgers served with rocket and apple chutney served on a bun.
Yield: 2 Burgers

Pork and Apple Burgers Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Long after the BBQ has been put away these delicious herby pork and apple burgers are the perfect recipe for Autumn and Winter.


  • 250 g (9 oz) Minced Pork
  • 50 g (1/3 Cup) Onion
  • 50 g (1/3-1/2 Cup) Apple
  • 2 Sprigs Thyme
  • 10 Sage Leaves
  • 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 25 g (1/4 Cup) Breadcrumbs (approx)

For the Final Burger:

  • 2 Burger Buns
  • Handful of Rocket
  • 4 Tbsp Apple Chutney (see below for recipe)
  • 1 Tbsp Cooking Oil


  1. Peel and grate the onion and peel core and grate the apple.
  2. Place these in a large bowl with the minced pork.
  3. Finely chop the sage leaves and strip the leaves from the thyme and add them to the mix.
  4. Add the salt and pepper and mix to combine.
  5. This mix will be quite wet, add enough breadcrumbs to hold it all together.
  6. Now is a great time to fry off a small amount of the mix to test the seasoning.
  7. If the seasoning is right, divide into two and form into patties.
  8. When you are ready to make the burgers heat a pan over a high heat.
  9. Pour the oil over the burger patties and rub it in on both sides.
  10. Place the burger in the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  11. When the burgers have cooked sear off the burger buns for 30 seconds
  12. Add the rocket to the base of the bun, followed by the burger and then a generous topping of a chutney.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 589Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 987mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 3gSugar: 14gProtein: 40g

Calorific details are provided by a third-party application and are to be used as indicative figures only.

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Close up apple chutney with golden raisins on a spoon.
Yield: 500 grams

Easy Apple Chutney Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Making chutney at home is both delicious and simple, this apple chutney is fantastic on cheese and crackers, pork chops or even a burger!


  • 3 Apples, I use Granny Smiths
  • 100g (⅔ Cup) Onion
  • 50g (⅓-½ Cup) Large Golden Raisins
  • 1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 100g (½ Cup) Brown Sugar
  • 175ml (¾ Cup) Apple Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Salt


  1. Peel and cut the onion into a 5mm (¼") dice.
  2. Peel and core the apples and then cut them into a 1-1.5cm (½") dice.
  3. Combine all of the ingredients in a 15-17cm (6-7") saucepan and stir to combine.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce the temperature to low-medium, and simmer for an hour.
  5. Allow to cool completely before serving or storing in a jar.


The calorific value of this recipe refers to the full recipe.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 784Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2375mgCarbohydrates: 193gFiber: 11gSugar: 163gProtein: 5g

Calorific details are provided by a third-party application and are to be used as indicative figures only.

Did you make this recipe?

If you made this recipe, I'd love to see what you did and what I can do better, share a picture with me on Instagram and tag me @krumplibrian and tell me how it went!

Carol Ryan

Saturday 21st of August 2021

Just the best burgers ever loved the Apple chutney to. A real winner xx

Brian Jones

Friday 27th of August 2021

Thanks Carol.

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