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Pork, apple, and mozzarella burger

An easy and delicious pork and apple burger, perfect any day of the week.

Mark Stower, Director of Food and Service

Preparation Time: 15 mins

Cooking Time: 15 mins

Serves: 4


  • Step 1

    Sauté the onions in a little oil and then leave to cool.

  • Step 2

    Place the pork mince into a large bowl and add the sautéed onions and breadcrumbs, season with salt and pepper and mix together.

  • Step 3

    Add the grated apple and mix together.

  • Step 4

    Divide the mixture into 4 and make each into a burger shape.

  • Step 5

    Slice the mozzarella ball into 4. Place a slice of mozzarella on top of each burger and fold the meat around the mozzarella, so that the mozzarella is in the middle of the ball. Form each back into a burger shape and place them onto a baking tray. Place in the fridge for later.

  • Step 6

    Remove the leaves from the lettuce and slice the tomato.

  • Step 7

    Sliced the brioche buns in halves and lightly toast them.

  • Step 8

    Take the burgers out of the fridge and brush the BBQ sauce on the top of each burger.

  • Step 9

    Heat a skillet or frying pan and use to seal the burger on each side, then place them in the oven for approximately 10 to 12 minutes at 170˚C.

  • Step 10

    Take the brioche bases and lay out on a tray ready for the burgers. Place 2 leaves of little gem lettuce on top of each. Now add a cooked burger on top and place a slice of tomato on top of the burger.

  • Step 11

    Place a spoonful of natural yogurt on top of each and place on the brioche top to finish.


Pork is classified as a red meat and it is a good source of protein, iron, and many B vitamins.

These days many cuts of pork are lower in fat than beef and lamb. Pork mince varies in fat content but typically often contains only around 5% fat so it’s a great choice for making these burgers.

Mozzarella cheese is traditionally made from buffalo milk. This cheese is lower in fat than some cheeses, providing 20g fat/100g compared to around 35g/100g in cheddar cheese, so again a good choice in this burger.

Like all cheese, mozzarella is a good source of calcium.