Paleo Maple Pork Patties


The humble lunch box just got exciting with this easy and delicious recipe for Maple Pork Patties!

Based on the original by Nom Nom Paleo’s Michelle Tam, this simple and flavoursome recipe is a crowd pleaser.  Great to make in advance for lunch box treats or served hot with eggs as a breakfast meal.

A tasty combination of free-range pork, herbs and a splash of maple syrup. Not a maple syrup fan? Freshly grated apple is a great alternative, just make sure the juice is drained before adding to the pork mixture.

This recipe makes 16 bite sized patties.


  • 500gm free-range pork mince
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or grated apple
  • 1 tablespoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon of freshly minced sage
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon of rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon of smokey paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried chilli flakes
  • 2 tablespoons of ghee or fat of choice


  1. In a large bowl mix all the ingredients except the ghee together. Try not  to overwork the meat as this can result in tough and dense patties.
  2. Once the ingredients are combined, roll the mixture into patties. These are roughly 5cm in width and 1.5cm high.
  3. Melt the ghee in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook on each side for approximately 4 minutes or until golden.

Delicious to enjoy in lettuce leaf burgers, or to pack in lunch boxes to take to school or work.


Chloe Varga

Freelance writer and photographer from Sydney. Chloé is passionate about food and loves to cook, eat, grow and photograph it. She is half Hungarian and loves the rustic traditional aspects of food and how it brings people together.

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