Pork, quinoa and cheddar burger

Ways to be Well represents a market-leading offer based on a culture of positive eating and nurturing self-care to benefit our clients and their teams.

Our plant-forward philosophy means the vegetables, fruits, pulses, whole grains nuts and seeds are the stars of the show, underpinning all of the menus.  Sustainably sourced meat, dairy and fish also feature on occasion.

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Serves 4.

For the burgers:
400g pork mince
40g smoked cheddar, grated
50g white quinoa

For the garnish:
4 wholemeal buns
1 red chilli
1 Granny Smith apple
1 carrot
1 inch of root ginger
1 clove of garlic
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 tbsp rapeseed oil
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 bunch coriander
40g rocket

Adults need around 2000Kcal/8400kJ a day
Typical values per portion: Energy 2033kJ/486Kcal

  1. Making the burgers - cook the quinoa in a large pan of boiling water for 9 mintues, drain and allow to steam dry. Combine the cooled quinoa with the grated cheddar and pork mince. Divide into 4 patties.

  2. Building the burgers - start by making the carrot and apple pickle. Peel and grate the carrot and the apple. Deseed and finely slice the chilli. Peel and finely chop the garlic and ginger.

  3. Whisk together the lemon juice, ginger and garlic and combine with the carrot, apple and chilli. Set aside for 30 minutes.

  4. Set a small pan with the oil over a medium heat, once hot add the mustard seeds until they begin to pop. Quickly pour over the carrot and apple, mix though along with roughly chopped coriander.

  5. Pan roast or grill the burgers until they have achieved good colour on each side and are cooked through. Remove from the pan and leave to rest.

  6. Halve and toast the buns.

  7. Top each bun with the burger, a portion of the pickle and the rocket, with the top of the bun resting on the side showing off the filling.