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Recipe: Davina’s Pork Sliders and Quick Apple Coleslaw

Davinas Pork Sliders

Davina McCall has created this delicious lower-calorie version of a burger, which can be served on its own or with a bun. The smoky flavours of the pork sliders are perfect with the quick and easy apple coleslaw and are sure to be a favourite with all the family

Ingredients (Serves 4)

For the pork sliders
500g pork mince
1 tsp dried oregano
1 garlic clove, crushed
½ tsp mustard powder
½ tsp fennel seeds, lightly crushed
100g wholemeal breadcrumbs or cooked quinoa
1 egg
25ml whole milk
Olive oil spray (optional)
Lettuce leaves
Slices of tomato and onion (optional)
Salt and black pepper

For the quick apple coleslaw
1 green apple, peeled and grated
4 spring onions, finely chopped
¼ small green or white cabbage, finely shredded
1 tsp cider vinegar
1 tbsp créme fraiche or yoghurt
½ tsp Dijon or American mustard



1.       If you’re baking the sliders, preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C Fan/Gas Mark 7. Put the pork mince in a bowl with the oregano, garlic, mustard powder, fennel seeds, breadcrumbs or quinoa, egg and milk. Season with salt and pepper, then mix thoroughly – it’s easiest to do this with your hands.

2.     Divide the mixture into 8 patties and flatten them very slightly. Place the sliders on a baking tray and bake them in the oven for about 15 minutes. Alternatively, spray a large frying pan or griddle with oil and fry or grill the sliders for 4–5 minutes on each side until they’re charred and cooked through.

3.     Leave the sliders to rest for a few minutes. Place each one on a lettuce leaf, add a spoonful of coleslaw and top with another lettuce leaf. Add slices of tomato and/or red onion if you like.

Quick apple coleslaw

To make the apple coleslaw, mix the grated apple with the spring onions and cabbage and season with salt. Whisk the cider vinegar with the créme fraiche or yoghurt, and the mustard, if using, then stir this mixture into the apple and cabbage. If necessary, drain the coleslaw slightly before serving with the sliders.


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