There is nothing quite like the perfect combination of salty & sweet. This grilled pork burger with peaches is sure to send your taste buds on a thrill ride! Pork serves as a rich source of quality protein and peaches contain many antioxidants that cleanse your body and help protect you from illness. After a fun summers day there is no better way to end it than a perfect meal that everyone will love. Make sure to share with family and friends! This delicious recipe feeds four and is dairy free.
- 1 small red onion, half thinly sliced, half finely chopped, divided
- 3/4 pound (about 3) firm peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into (1/2-inch) chunks
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, divided
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for greasing
- 1 pound lean ground pork
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 cup packed baby spinach
- 2 whole wheat pitas, halved
Put peaches, sliced onions, vinegar, 2 tablespoons water, 1 tablespoon of the mustard, sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper into a small pot and bring just to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquid is thickened and peaches are very tender and just starting to fall apart, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer peaches to a bowl and set aside to let cool. (If there seems to be too much liquid, drain if needed.)
Prepare a grill for medium-hight heat cooking, oiling the grill grates if necessary. In a large bowl, combine pork, chopped onions, parsley and remaining 1 tablespoon mustard. Form the mixture into 4 patties. Brush patties all over with oil then season with remaining salt and pepper. Grill burgers, flipping once, until deep golden brown and cooked through, about 10 minutes total.
Divide spinach between pita halves then tuck one burger into each half. Spoon pickled peaches into pitas and serve.
Per Serving:Serving size: 1 burger in pita, 370 calories (190 from fat), 21g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 75mg cholesterol, 630mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 11g sugar), 23g protein