Pork and Apple Burgers

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We are really enjoying the beautiful fall weather lately. It’s made for a lot of dinners on the deck. And while we’re full into fall flavors – like apples! – we’re still using our preferred summer method of cooking – the grill.

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These pork and apple burgers are an awesome fall dinner for this cusp season – it feels like a summer meal, but is full of fall flavors.

These combine just a few ingredients but pack a huge flavor punch. I love the taste of pork and Envy apples balance each other – and pretzel buns and blue cheese are the perfect accompaniments. I added in  Flahavan’s oats to bind the burgers together and give them a good chewiness.

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Pork and Apple Burgers

Serves 4

1 lb. ground pork
1 Envy apple, shredded
1/2 cup Flahavian’s Irish Steel Cut Oatmeal
1 Tbsp. dijon mustard + more for serving
1 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 oz. blue cheese
4 pretzel buns
4 leaves lettuce

Combine the pork, shredded apple, oatmeal, mustard, and theme and mix until well combined.  Form into 4 patties.

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Cook the patties for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway.

Serve on pretzel buns with lettuce, additional mustard, and blue cheese.

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