I think that pork is often overlooked for burgers. But I can highly recommend it as a delicious alternative! And, if you choose your meat carefully, it can be surprisingly low in fat. This recipe uses only a few ingredients and you can grill the burgers to make them even healthier.
You will need (for four burgers)
500g of pork mince (buy under 10% fat if you can)
1 onion, chopped very finely ideally with a food processor if you have one
1 egg white
1 teaspoon flour
2 teaspoons of paprika
4 burger buns, sliced in half
Handful of leaves, rocket or watercress work well
BBQ sauce (this is optional, but delicious, my fave is HP classic woodsmoke)
What to do:
In a large bowl, mix together the pork mince and onions. Using your hands is best, it’s messy but worth it!
Add the egg white and mix it into the meat. Next, add in the flour in two stages, folding it into the burger mince as you go. Finally sprinkle in the paprika and give it one last mix.
Separate the meat into four equal sized portions and mould them into burger shapes. We use a burger press (you can get them for less than a tenner on Amazon) but if you don’t have one then use your hands. Make sure you compact the meat tightly together though, or it might fall apart during cooking which in my experience is very frustrating.
Once you have your four burgers, either grill or griddle them. Grilling them is the healthiest as you don’t need any oil, but griddling them adds an extra special barbecuey taste. Entirely up to you :o)
Cook for 15 minutes, turning halfway through. The burgers will be nice and firm when they’re cooked.
Serve on the burger buns with the handful of leaves and a drizzle of BBQ sauce.