Apple & Sage Pork Burgers with Caramelized Maple Onions

Serves  4


1 pound ground pork
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper, cracked
2 cloves chopped garlic 
1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon fresh sage leaves, chopped fine 
1 medium shallot chopped fine 
¼ cup apple, chopped fine 
2 medium yellow onions
Olive oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Apple Sliced (thin)


Mix the pork salt, pepper, garlic, brown sugar, sage and shallots until mixed well. Form patties, place on wax paper and freeze for about six minutes on each side or until partially frozen.  In the meantime caramelize the onions.  In a large skillet over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Cook onions and a little chopped sage  until onions are soft and caramelized, about 20 minutes add in maple syrup and stir well.   Grill burgers  on high heat on a very clean grill, flipping only once per side. Cook for about  three minutes per side for a for medium burgers. Serve on a toasted bun with slice of apple.