Apple Pork Burgers

By Jenn Bruer

Beefsteak with potatoe salad- Frikadelle mit Kartoffelsalat

Ingredients
1.5 lbs ground pork
1 onion, minced
1 egg
1/2 cup apple, grated
1/4 cup celery, minced
1/2 cup sweet potato, grated
1/4 cup cranberries, finely chopped (I place mine in the food processor and pulse to tiny pieces)
1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a mixer (or mix by hand) until well combined
  2. Shape the mixture into 1 inch thick patties (this should make about six 1-inch patties)
  3. Grill for 5 minutes on either side or until the meat is cooked
    • If it’s too cold out to grill, these taste great in the oven too! Put them in at 375 for about 20 minutes.

Note
I have also made these burgers in the oven and wrapped them in bacon – they were Ahhh-mazing 🙂 Enjoy!


Apple Marinade Pork

By Jenn Bruer

Ingredients
4 pork cutlets (any boneless cut will do)
Pork cutlets 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup apple juice
1 tsp dijon mustard
3 tbsp pure maple syrup
2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper
1 tbsp coconut oil, ghee, or butter

Directions

  1. Use a meat hammer to pound the pork cutlets to 1/4-1/8 inch thickness. Cut small slits around the edges of the cutlets to prevent curling.
  2. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, apple juice, mustard, maple syrup, oregano, salt and pepper.
  3. Place pork chops and marinade in a container with a lid.
  4. Refrigerate a minimum of 2 hours (or over night is fine too).
  5. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Add pork chops and cook on either side for 4 minutes, or until the chops reach an internal temperature of around 145 to 160.
  7. Remove pork from pan, allow to rest 3 minutes and serve*.

*Serve over a bed of grilled vegetables which can also be tossed with the same marinade before grilling.


Sesame Pork Stir-fry

Sesame

By Jenn Bruer

Ingredients
1 tbsp coconut oil (or butter)
2 boneless pork loin chops, cut into bite size pieces
2 stalks of chopped celery
1 chopped onion
1 chopped carrot
2 cups chopped broccoli
1 sliced red bell pepper
1 cup snow peas
2 cloves of crushed garlic
1 tbsp sesame seeds (to top meal when served)

Sauce ingredients
2 tbsp gluten-free soy sauce OR coconut aminos
3 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Directions

  1. Heat coconut oil in wok or frying pan to medium-high heat.
  2. Add pork, celery, carrot, onion and saute until meat is cooked through and browned.
  3. Lower heat to medium-low.
  4. Add broccoli, garlic, snow peas, bell peppers and all the sauce ingredients.
  5. Toss and cook for 5 additional minutes.
  6. Serve and top with sesame seeds.