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Pork Burgers with Sage and Maple Sauce


These burgers are mouth-watering and oh so easy to make! Yum!!

  • Serves: 4 |
    4 servings
  • Difficulty:

  • Prep Time : 10 mins |
  • Cook Time : 7 mins
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  • 1 kg pork mince
  • 12 large sage leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, crushed
  • 8 spring onions, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Maple and sage sauce

  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) butter
  • 20 whole sage leaves
  • 100 ml maple syrup or maple-style syrup


  • 40 g fresh wild rocket
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 packet (250 g) streaky bacon, grilled

Combine all the burger ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Divide into 4 equal portions and shape into burgers about 15 cm across and 4–5 cm thick.

Braai the burgers over hot coals or in a hot griddle pan for 4–5 minutes on each side.

To make the maple and sage sauce, brown the sage leaves in a pan with the butter. Add the syrup and stir. Keep to one side.

Slice the bagels in half and toast. Drizzle one half with olive oil and place a burger on the bottom half of the bagel. Top with a good handful of rocket, a few slices of tomato and onion, and some bacon. Spoon the maple sauce evenly over the fillings and top with the other half of the bagel.