Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Oriental Pork Burgers

oriental pork burger
Pork, Shiitake Mushrooms and Spring Onions
I've been consciously trying to eat a bit healthier since the new year, it's not fun but after an entire Autumn of gluten free gluttony I put on half a stone and it had to go. It wasn't my recipes that were to blame it was the daily chomping on Thorntons, Jack Pots and Biscuits, I let temptation lead me into gluten free comfort foods off the shelf.

For that reason recently when making Burgers I've been using no oil to cook them, instead I've been grilling them and I actually prefer that cooking method now. Less mess and washing up too. Because we mince our own pork we can limit the fat content so these are pretty healthy with lots of fresh ingredients.




grilled oriental pork burgers
Special Ingredient, Hoisin Sauce
Ingredients:

400g Pork Mince
3 Tablespoons Homemade Hoisin Sauce
3 Spring Onions
3 Large Shiitake Mushrooms

The Hoisin Sauce is packed full of flavour so that's why there are so few ingredients.

Directions:
  • Preheat the grill to medium high
  • Chop the spring onions quite small
chopped spring onions
Lovely Fresh Flavour
  • Chop the shiitake mushrooms
shiitake mushrooms whole and chopped
Earthy
  • Put the pork mince into a bowl and add the chopped onions and mushrooms
burger ingredients
Oriental Burger Mix
  • Mix together
oriental burger ingredients
Great Textures
  • Cover a grill pan with tin foil
  • Place the patties onto the pan and cook for 10 minutes
  • Turn and cook for a further 10 minutes
  • Remove from grill and serve
grilled pork burgers
Healthy Burgers
From 400g of Pork Mince you would usually get 4 large burgers. As you can see there are only 3 here, I used around 100g of the mix for a different recipe, it's a good one and will be up tomorrow if you're interested, it's in keeping with the Oriental theme but not necessarily the low calorie one. Oops.

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