Thermomix chipotle maple pulled pork burgers

A classic American favourite.

  • 2 hrs cooking
  • Serves 6
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Pulled pork burgers with apple slaw just got a whole lot easier. Now you can create this classic American favourite in your Thermomix.


  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 2 cup medium ripe tomatoes (300g), quartered
  • ½ cup (105g) chipotle in adobo sauce
  • ¾ cup (180ml) orange juice
  • ¼ (60ml) pure maple syrup
  • 750 grams pork scotch fillet, cut into 5cm (2in) pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion (200g), sliced thinly
  • 6 large bread rolls (450g), toasted
  • 2 cups (50g) trimmed watercress sprigs
Buttermilk apple slaw
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons egg mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 2 green onions, cut into 4cm lengths
  • ¼ medium red cabbage (225g), chopped into 4cm chunks
  • 1 medium green apple (150g), quartered, cored
  • 1 medium red apple (150g), quartered, cored


  • 1
    Place cumin in mixing bowl; cook for 2 min/steam mode/speed 2 or until fragrant and lightly toasted. Mill for 10 sec/speed 9. Add tomatoes, chipotle in adobo sauce, orange juice and maple syrup; blend for 10 sec/speed 6 or until smooth.
  • 2
    Season pork. Heat oil in a large frying pan over high heat; cook pork, in batches, for 2 minutes each side until browned. Transfer to a plate. Add ⅓ cup (80ml) water to frying pan; cook for 2 minutes, stirring and scraping with a wooden spoon, until reduced by half. Add to mixing bowl along with pork and onion; cook for 80 min/100°C/reverse/stir mode or until pork is very tender and can be pulled apart with a fork.
  • 3
    Use tongs to remove pork to a large bowl. Use two forks to gently shred meat. Cook sauce for 15 min/steam mode/speed 3, with simmering basket in place of measuring cup, until reduced by half. Return pork to mixing bowl; cook for 1 min/steam mode/reverse/stir mode to heat through. Transfer to a bowl and cover to keep warm.
  • 4
    Make buttermilk apple slaw. Clean mixing bowl. Place buttermilk, mayonnaise, vinegar and mustard in mixing bowl; blend for 20 sec/speed 6. Season to taste. Add green onion; chop for 3 sec/speed 4. Add cabbage and apples; chop for 3 sec/speed 4. Scrape down the side of bowl. Chop for 2 sec/speed 4 or until coarsely chopped.
  • 5
    Top bread roll bases with watercress and slaw, spoon over pork mixture, then top with bread roll tops

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