How to make sweet and savory pork burgers

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Give your taste buds a treat with these sweet and savory pork burgers. Using ground pork instead of beef is a great way to naturally infuse extra flavor and juiciness into your burgers. If you've never tried it before, the recipe below is a great place to get started.
This sandwich is certainly decadent, but the island flavor of the applesauce-pineapple topping makes the burger finish on a light note. The spicy aftertaste of the raw onion and garlic provides the perfect counterbalance to the sweetness. Finished off with fresh-tasting, crunchy arugula, this is a winner of a burger!
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Sweet and savory pork burgers
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15 minutes
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1 pound ground pork
Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup crushed pineapple, drained
1/4 cup small diced red onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup mayonnaise
4 sesame seed buns
1/4 cup chevre goat cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup baby arugula leaves
Shape the ground pork into 4 patties. Make a dimple in the center of each patty, and season with salt and pepper to taste. 
Heat the grill over medium-high heat. Place the burgers on the grill and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, flipping once, until they are cooked through and reach 160 F on an instant-read thermometer.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the applesauce, drained pineapple, red onion, and garlic. Set aside.
When the burgers are finished cooking, coat the bottom bun with 1 tablespoon mayonnaise.
Add a burger patty to each bun and top it with the applesauce mixture.
Add the crumbled goat cheese and arugula to the burgers before serving.
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