We had some pork mince that was 5% or less fat so I decided to experiment with some healthy pork burgers for Ben and they went really well.

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It is the reader’s responsibility to check nutritional values, such as Slimming World syn values and WW points. Additionally, they must check any other allowances, as any given are approximate.

Budget shopping tips for these burgers

I try to ensure all of the recipes I make are accessible for everyone. By this, I mean that they do not use obscure hard to find ingredients.

I also believe that recipes should use as few ingredients as possible and avoid expensive ingredients. We would all much rather spend money on holidays than expensive ingredients wouldn’t we?

Buying herbs and spices in bulk is something I really recommend. It can save a lot of money in the long term but also mean you never run out! I find putting them on Amazon subscribe and save helps too!

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Shopping around to see which shops have offers on your usual products can make a big difference to your weekly shopping bill. Additionally don’t forget to check out the yellow sticker reductions and freeze what you can.

Keep an eye out for reduced pork mince to put in the freezer and make into these burgers to save even more money!

Frozen vegetables are nutritionally just as good as fresh usually so do keep an eye for those too to save money. Do you have any particular frozen vegetables you love?

This recipe works just as well with frozen and defrosted onions if you prefer. Do share them with me it is always nice to hear of people’s recommendations.

Burgers and Kebabs on Barbecue Grill

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The best vegetables are those with low-calorie density.

This means if you eat 100g of spinach, for example, it is just 23 calories and 100g of crisps, which would be just as filling, is around 536 calories!

Find more tips about the best vegetables for weight loss.

Enjoying these Pork burgers on a diet

They usually work out as low syn or syn free on Slimming World (depending if you use your healthy extra a choice)

If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count the ingredients within this recipe in your allowances. It is of course important to check yourself any plan you follow and remember all nutritional information and ingredients are found in the recipe card below.

Can these pork and cheese burgers be made with beef mince?

Yes, this can be just as easily made with beef mince if you prefer. It really is a great way to get children to try new things and make something themselves.

You could also swap the cheese for another variety if you prefer. It really is up to you! Have fun and get your hands dirty making them!

raw mince
Raw mince

Other recipes you may enjoy

For more recipes that use mince check out my mince recipe guide.

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Banana pancakes

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Pork burgers

Pork and Herb Melt in the Middle Burgers

  • Author: JustAverageJen
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Burgers 1x
  • Category: Burgers
  • Method: Hob
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Low Calorie


An easy way to make your own burgers with a cheese centre which melts beautifully as it cooks. Perfect for a BBQ or just to make in the oven at home.



454g 5% Pork Mince

1 red onion (peeled and finely chopped)

1 large egg

1 tbsp. Mixed Herbs

1 tbsp. Garlic Granules

1 tsp Mustard Powder

6 Babybel light cheeses


Using a large mixing bowl mix together all ingredients except Babybels using hands if necessary!

Separate mixture into six and mould each into a burger shape with a Babybel in the middle.

Using Frylight in large frying pan fry burgers on medium heat for approximately 7 minutes on each side until golden. Do not try and turn them over too early or they will fall apart and the cheese will escape!

Keywords: Slimming World, syn free, burgers,

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  1. Never had pork burgers before. the melting cheesy middle was such a fab addition to an otherwise tasty burger recipe.