Tree Top Foodservice

Culinary Center

Spiced Pork and Apple Burgers with Maple Dijon

Servings: Makes 6 burgers


3 tbsp. maple syrup
2 tbsp. spicy brown mustard
2 pounds ground pork
½ cup Tree Top Natural Apple Sauce
1½ tsp. salt
1½ tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. dry mustard
½ tsp. black pepper
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
6 Hamburger buns
Baby Spinach leaves
Optional for garnish: Cheddar cheese, grilled onions, pickles, tomatoes or other favorite toppings
Optional: Toast buns if desired


Stir maple syrup and mustard together in a small bowl. Set aside.

Spray a large non-stick grill pan or griddle with cooking spray and place over medium to medium high heat.

Mix pork, apple sauce, salt, chili powder, dry mustard, pepper and cinnamon together in a large mixing bowl. Form mixture into 6 patties. Place patties in pan and cook for 4-5 minutes, turn and cook additional 4-5 minutes or until done. To serve, spread bun bottoms with maple mustard mixture. Top each with a spinach leaf, a patty and bun tops. 

Serving Suggestions
Serve with crispy sweet potato fries and steamed beans for an easy but special meal. 

Nutrition Information Per 1 burger: Calories 760; Calories from fat 420; Total fat 47g (Saturated fat 21g); Cholesterol 180mg; Sodium 1170mg; Carbohydrate 32g (Dietary fiber 2g, Sugars 11g); Protein 48g.

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