You can do these on the grill or on the frying pan with a skim of oil. One apple provides enough natural fructose for four people.
Yields 4 servings; serving size 4 ounces
Protein: 19.55 grams
Carbohydrates: 5.81 grams
Sugar: 4.36 grams
Fat: 24.13 grams
1 tart green apple, peeled, cored, and diced
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 green onions, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 pound lean ground pork
Using a fork, lightly blend all ingredients together.
Heat grill to high. Form meat and apple mixture into burgers. Sear quickly, turn heat to low, and cook for 5 minutes per side.
Ask the butcher for the very leanest pork to grind, or do it yourself in the food processor. It's a great addition to spaghetti sauces, stews, and soups. Start with meatballs and burgers. Your sugar-free sauces, such as chili or barbecue, will be great garnishes.