From Liz Franklin’s Express Meals.

It’s National Burger Day today, but why stick to a classic beef burger? For an exciting twist try these succulent pork burgers with a sweet red onion salsa and punchy blue cheese. Use good-quality lean pork mince, accompanied by a small amount of a strong-flavoured blue cheese, such as Roquefort or Gorgonzola, and these make a healthier and altogether more tasty cheeseburger.

Pork Burgers with Blue Cheese & Red Onion Salsa

Serves: 4

Preparation time:15 minutes

Cooking time:10 minutes

450g/1lb good-quality pork mince
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp soy sauce
115g/4oz blue cheese, such as Roquefort, Gorgonzola or Stilton, sliced
salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 crusty bread rolls and rocket salad, to serve

For the Red Onion Salsa:
2 tbsp olive oil
2 red onions, cut into thin wedges
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp chilli oil


1. Preheat the grill to high.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the pork mince, onion and soy sauce, then season with salt and pepper. Form the mixture into four burgers.

3. Grill the burgers for 4 minutes on each side until cooked through. Top each burger with a quarter of the cheese and grill until melted.

4. In the meantime, make the red onion salsa. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a griddle pan over a high heat. Griddle the onion wedges for 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until softened and charred in places. Remove from the heat and stir in the balsamic vinegar, chilli oil and the remaining olive oil.

5. Place one half of a roll on each serving plate. Top with a burger and a spoonful of the onion salsa. Place the other half of the rolls to the side and serve with a rocket salad.

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