Apple and Sage Pork Burgers with Green Apple Slaw Recipe

Hola Amigos! The weekend is almost here,  I can't believe how fast this week has gone by! and why it always feel like that when it comes to summer, while winter days seem to last forever...oh well, let's enjoy the sun while it lasts.
Tonight's dinner was prepared while we were busy mowing the lawn, weeding and all the stuff that you do to keep your yard in shape. So far only tiny strawberries and 0 blackberries...hmmm wonder what's going on with this year's crop...but back to the recipe.
 Something quick and easy needed to be done, so my hubs got his grill out and cooked some hot dogs for kiddo, some sausages for him and some pork burgers for me!
This burgers I made the same way you would made a pork  loin or chops. All the herbs but just a tiny touch of them because they can be strong and take over the flavors and apples! On top of the burger and on the side, Green Apple Slaw everything on a Hawaiian bun. Sounds tempting? Here is the recipe!

Apple and Sage Pork Burgers with Green Apple Slaw
1 Pd. Ground Pork
2 TBSP Apple Sauce
1 tsp. Minced Garlic
1/2 tsp Sage (or to taste)
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp Allspice
1/2 tsp Thyme Leaves (or to taste)
Salt and Pepper to taste 
Hawaiian Buns
BBQ Sauce Optional

Add all these ingredients to the ground pork and mix until everything is combined. Form your patties and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes so the herbs can infuse the pork.
When this is done, grill your burgers keeping in mind is pork and it needs to be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 (We are old school and still go to 155-160).

Green Apple Slaw
3 Cups Pre-Bagged Cole Slaw
2 Green Apples, no core, chopped in any fashion you like.
1 Small carrot shredded
1/4 of a Red Bell Pepper finely chopped
1/4 of a Orange Bell Pepper finely chopped
1/4 Red Onion Sliced
1/2 Cup Mayo
1 TBSP Dijon Mustard
1 TBSP Red Wine Vinegar
1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
The Juice of Half a Lemon

Mix all the veggies and mayo in a salad bowl. Squirt a little bit of the juice of you half lemon into the chopped apples so they remain green and add them to the veggie bowl. In a measuring cup add the rest of the juice of your half lemon, mustard and brown sugar. Mix until the sugar is dissolved, Add this to the veggie/apple mix, toss to combine and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
I know the amounts of ingredients might look odd to you ( 1/4 of a bell pepper for instance) but I'm trying to keep it real and that is exactly what I used. 


They were good and very satisfying. I just love the crispiness and tartness of the creamy green apple slaw combined with the sweetness of the Hawaiian bun with a bite of earthy and herb infused pork!

I'm sure you noticed that the burgers were glazed with BBQ sauce, my hubs, the grill master this time, likes everything with sauce so before I knew it it was already on the burgers, but they still were delicious!

The thing I love the most about burgers is that there is no wrong way of doing one! As long as you don't burn it of course!

And in case you were asking for cheese? Why not...Melted Swiss Cheese goes heavenly on top of this burger!

Thank you for sharing yet another burger recipe! Hope this one along with other favorites like our Hawaiian Burger with Aloha Sauce or the Black and Blue Burgers with Pimento Dressing becomes one of the burgers you'll give a try this summer!

Remember my friends, everything tastes better with a Pinch of Love,


  1. Mmm, looks delicious! Green apple is a nice twist too.

  2. This definitely sounds like something right up my hubby's alley!!

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  3. I'm in a family full of burger lovers. When we go to the burger place up in Lansing they all order a different variety just to get a look at what the other burgers are...I know they'd like this one.

    Cole slaw just screams summer too, doesn't it? Happy weekend to you!

  4. I love cooking with sage, this looks great!

  5. G'day! What a great combination, true!
    Viewed as part of Foodie Friends Friday Party link too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    What's On The List

  6. That looks so yummy! My family would love that burger! Have a lovely weekend! Angie xo

  7. I'm always looking for an alternative to boring beef burgers...love this.

    1. If you love pork chops, you are going to love these Diane! Thanks you so much for stopping by!

  8. These look so good! I love to grill and am always looking for an alternative to plain old burgers. I'm going to be trying these next! Maybe for the 4th??
    Krista@ Far From Normal

    1. These burgers will definitely fit the bill for an alternative to beef burgers and even your traditional cole slaw :) Thank you so much for your visit!

  9. Yum! Great recipes. I love cole slaw on just about anything. I will have to try it on your sliders.

  10. This looks wonderful and Swiss is the hubby's fav cheese! I will have to give it a try.

  11. Girl your pictures are always so freaking amazing!! I so how you always lay it all out and so beautiful!!!

    This looks freaking so yummy!!! love love!

  12. That looks so yummy. Pinned it.
    Thanks for visiting Baby Giveaways Galore. I am a new follower of yours as well.

  13. Oh my goodness, I'm drooling looking at these pictures!! These burgers sound FABULOUS!!! Moist & juicy - perfect! Dying to try for the 4th of July BBQ! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

  14. Yum!!! Found your link at Spatulas on Parade and pinned this for later. We love burgers and I have never made a pork burger before.

  15. These burgers sound fantastic!! Pinning to make them soon! :) Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  16. These burgers sound fantastic!! Pinning to make them soon! :) Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  17. I didn't think you could top that Hawaiian burger. You did it! Love that slaw. Thanks for sharing at The Burger Bash. Pinning.

  18. These sound yum!!

    Thanks for stopping by Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!!

  19. I need to come over to your house for burgers - first Salmon and Shrimp and now this? YUM!

    Thanks again for linking up to Super Sundays at Who Needs a Cape

  20. You have a gift of combining amazing flavors and textures! :) Thanks for sharing at Party Thyme. This recipe has been pinned to my Party Thyme features board

  21. Certainly looks delicious! Thanks for stopping by and linking up today at Seaside Simplicity :)

  22. Wow!! Those look delicious!!!! Thanks for linking some of your recipes with Random Recipe Roundup! They all look great! Zannie @ mymixingspoon.com

  23. Great flavor combinations. Unusual burgers are so much fun. Thank you for linking!
    Michelle @Ms. enPlace

  24. I could have some of that for lunch today Lizy! Looks so good! Happy July 4th!

    1. Will be great to share lunch one day Judy.maybe a vacation in your tropical island in the future. I loved it there! for now we share here! thanks for your visit, always appreciated!

  25. Hi Lizzy, Seriously looks amazing! I'm going to save your recipes & have to try them soon. Hope your having a great 4th of July thanks for linking up & sharing!! @ DearCreatives.com xo Theresa

  26. I love the combination of pork, apple and sage and know from personal experience how well the flavours work in a burger! I've never made apple slaw before, though. Gotta give it a try! I'd be thrilled if you'd come over to Pink Recipe Box and link this up at Creative Wednesdays: http://pinkrecipebox.com/creative-wednesdays-with-pink-recipe-box-1/

  27. A BBQ and slaw lover after my own heart... yummy in my tummy... thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday.