• 1 pound ground pork
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats (quick-cooking)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme (crushed)
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 egg (slightly beaten)
  • 1/4 cup green onion (minced)
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 green apple (large tart, cored and cut in thin wedges)
  • 1/2 onion (medium, cut in small wedges)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. In a large bowl combine oats, sage, salt, pepper, and thyme. Stir in applesauce, egg and green onion; mix well. Stir in ground pork until well blended. Form into 4 patties about 3/4 to 1-inch thick. Wrap a bacon strip around each patty; secure with a toothpick. Grill or broil 4-5 minutes on each side until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160 degrees F.
  2. Meanwhile in a small skillet, cook and stir apples and onions in hot oil until tender. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Serve with patties
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