Apple Pork Cheeseburgers
Author: Epicurus.com Kitchens
Recipe type: Main Course
- 1 1/4 pounds ground pork
- 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 Tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- 1 apple, cored and thinly sliced, preferably something crisp like a Gala or Granny Smith
- 1 small piece of brie, sliced into at least 4 thin slices, about 1/8-inch thick.
- green leaf or Romaine lettuce, 4 leaves, washed and dried
- 4 hamburger buns, preferably with a crunchy crust
- Dijon mustard
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine pork, onion, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix well until completely combined. Form the mixture into 4 patties, about 3/4-inch thick.
- Heat a large frying pan over medium heat or your grill (we used a cast iron grill pan). Cook the burgers until cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Then, place the sliced brie on top of each burger, cover the frying pan either with a lid or just a sheet of foil, turn off the heat and let them sit for a minute or two until the cheese is melted.
- To serve, place the lettuce on the bottom piece of the bun, top with the grilled cheeseburger, and top with the apple slices. Spread Dijon and/or mayonnaise on the cut side of the top half of the bun and close.
If you grill the burgers, transfer to a plate before topping with the brie and cover the plate loosely with foil to allow the cheese to melt. Brie melts quickly, so there's no need to wait long.