Nutritional Bonus: Just like the standard variety, Asian pears are a very good source of fiber, helping to bring this meal’s tally to 6 grams per serving. Factor in the red cabbage, which is also a great source of fiber, not to mention iron, potassium and vitamins A and C, and this Asian Pear Slaw makes for a filling, energy-boosting and antioxidant-rich burger topper.
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- 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp ground mustard
- 2 Asian pears, cored and sliced into matchsticks
- 1/4 head red cabbage, cored and thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
- 1/4 packed cup fresh parsley, chopped
- Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 lb lean ground pork
- 2 tsp mild chile powder
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- Olive oil cooking spray, optional
- 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns
- 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves
- 1 3/4 oz gorgonzola cheese, sliced
- Prepare slaw: In a large bowl, whisk yogurt, honey, vinegar and mustard. Wrap pears in a double layer of paper towel and squeeze gently to remove as much moisture as possible. Add pears to bowl, discarding paper towel. Add cabbage and parsley, stir gently and season with pepper.
- Preheat a grill or broiler to high. In a separate large bowl, combine pork, chile powder, thyme and a few grinds of pepper. Shape mixture into 4 equal patties, about 1/2 inch thick each. Grill or broil (if broiling, place patties on a broiler pan misted with cooking spray and cook about 8 to 10 inches from heat), turning once, until centers are no longer pink and juice runs clear, about 10 minutes.
- To serve, fill each bun with spinach, patties, cheese and slaw, dividing evenly.
- Serving Size: 1 pork burger
- Calories: 347
- Carbohydrate Content: 36 g
- Cholesterol Content: 84 mg
- Fat Content: 9 g
- Fiber Content: 6 g
- Protein Content: 33 g
- Saturated Fat Content: 4 g
- Sodium Content: 473 mg
- Sugar Content: 13 g