Paleo Apple and Bacon Rosemary Pork Burgers

It’s been awhile & I apologize for not keeping up with this blog, but life has a way of getting in the way of “fun” stuff. So, to make up for it, I’m going to post some more recipes that I have found in the meantime. This recipe is from my favorite paleo blogger, Juli, over at PaleOMG.com; full link is at the bottom of the page. These burgers are really & I mean REALLY good, I usually don’t like cooked apples (it’s a texture thing), but I liked them in these burgers.

Ingredients:

  • 1-1.5 lbs ground pork
  • 6-8 strips of bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 apple, cored & diced
  • 1-2 tablespoons rosemary (depending on how much you like rosemary)
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Heat up a medium sized skilled over medium heat
  2. Chop up your bacon and add it to the pan
  3. Let bacon cook for a bit until some of the fat seeps out and the ends of the bacon begin to turn up
  4. Then add your apple to begin to cook down.
  5. While the bacon and apple are cooking for the next 5-7 minutes, throw your ground pork in a bowl, add your rosemary and salt and pepper and use your hands to combine everything! If you don’t use your hands, it won’t taste right.
  6. Once your bacon and apples are done cooking, use a slotted spoon to add them to a paper towel on a plate to let cool. Keep the bacon fat in the pan unless you have a ton, in that case pour a little in your handy dandy bacon fat jar.
  7. Now time to make your patties!
  8. Take a small ball full of meat, I’d say smaller than a lacrosse ball, ball it up and then smash it down with your thumbs to make a patty. You want this a bit thinner than a normal burger though.
  9. Then make another one!
  10. Now, place a spoonful of your bacon & apple mixture on top of one of your patties, then plop another patty on top, then use your fingers to seal up the sides. Pinching technique works best.
  11. Repeat. I got 3 burgers out of 1 lb of ground pork
  12. Reheat your skillet with the leftover bacon in it
  13. Add your stuffed burgers to the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes per side (depending on thickness)

Link to original recipe: Paleo Apple and Bacon Rosemary Pork Burgers

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