When we moved into our house five nearly six years ago I decided to buy a sage plant for our raised flower bed. To be honest I’m not much of a gardener and I simply planet the sage then left it to grow. Over the years it really took hold and it’s grown into quite a big bush. (No pun intended, I promise!) At the time I brought this plant there were a couple of things I didn’t know about sage plants. Firstly I didn’t realise that sage was perennial and it’s also very hardy. I planted it in a dark place in the garden and I honestly didn’t think it would survive the winter. Six years later the plant is still there and it’s still growing.
Secondly I didn’t realise how many health benefits there are with sage. It’s very high in several nutrients and it’s loaded with antioxidants. Sage can help to support oral health, reduce blood sugar levels and ease menopause to name but a few. Plus it’s packed with flavour and it compliments pork very nicely. My dad would often use sage in his cooking and now that I’ve rediscover it in the garden I’ll be using it my cooking too. The sage was so yummy with the caramelised onions and pork that I had to share the recipe with you. We really enjoy this burger and we hope you do too.
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- Vegetable peeler
- Sharp knife
- Chopping board
- Baking tray
- Mixing bowl
- Onion x 1
- Sage x 1 handful
- Coconut or brown sugar x 2 tbsp
- Tamari or soy sauce x 2 tbsp
- Olive oil x 2 tbsps
- Butter x 2 tbsps
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Ground almonds x 4 tbsp
- Mince Pork x 500g
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Peel and slice the onion.
- Wash the sage leaves and set these ingredients to one side.
- Put the frying pan onto a high heat on the hob and add the oil and butter to the base of the pan.
- Once the butter and oil starts bubbling add in the onions and fry until they start to soften.
- Then add in the coconut or brown sugar and the tamari or soy sauce.
- Continue to fry the onions until they start to turn a brown colour.
- Once they start to turn brown add in the sage and continue to fry for a further five minutes.
- After five minutes remove from the heat and leave to cool.
- Put the mix pork in the bowl as well.
- Now put the ground almonds into the mixing bowl.
- Put the caramelised onion and sage into the bowl as well.
- Dampen your hands under the tap so the mixture doesn’t stick to your hands.
- Using your damp hands scrunch all the ingredients together.
- Once everything is well mixed together divide the mixture into four even parts.
- Wash and dampen your hands again.
- Now take a quarter of the mixture and flatten it.
- Make it into a burger shape and make sure their is a dip in the middle of the burger.
- The dip will hopefully stop if from rising when in the oven.
- Put the burgers into the fridge for 4 – 6 hours.
- Place the burgers onto a baking tray and put into the oven for about 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown on the outside.
- Serve with chips and salad.
- Then enjoy. .
Caramelised Onion and Sage Pork Burgers was a delicious meal that we all enjoyed. It was easy to prepare and cook. The burger could be made in advance of a meal and frozen. Then all you need to do remove and defrost before cooking. It makes a very easy mid week meal. These burgers are great cooked in the oven but they could be cooked in a pan or on the BBQ too. They were delicious served with chips and salad. However you decide to eat this meal, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx