Pork & apple san choy bao


3 apples
2 tbs peanut or vegetable oil
600g lean pork mince
3 green onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/3 cup hoisin sauce
1 tbs hot chilli sauce
8 iceberg lettuce, trimmed to serve
coriander sprigs, hot chilli sauce, lime wedges, to serve


  1. Cut apples into quarters. Dice eight of the apple quarters and cut the remaining four into matchsticks. Place matchsticks into a bowl, cover with soda water and set aside.
  2. Heat wok over high heat until hot. Add 1 tablespoon oil. Add diced apple. Stir-fry 3 minutes until just tender and start to colour on edges. Remove to a bowl. Reheat the wok until hot.
  3. Add 2 teaspoons oil and half the mince, stir-fry 2-3 minutes until mince changes colour. Remove to a bowl. Repeat with remaining oil and mince. Drain any excess liquid from the mince. Return all the mince to the hot wok. Add, green onions and garlic and stir fry 30 seconds. Return the apples, add hoisin and chilli sauce. Stir-fry 2-3 minutes until sticky.
  4. Drain apple matchstick, pat dry with paper towel. Spoon pork and apple mixture into lettuce leaves. Top with apple matchsticks, coriander and chilli sauce. Serve with lime wedges.


? Pink Lady®, Jazz™, Red Delicious, Fuji, Kanzi™ and Royal Gala are all great for this recipe

Tip If your cooking for kids replace the hot chilli sauce with sweet chilli sauce.

Variation Spoon the cooked mince and apple mixture into taco shells, top with lettuce, avocado and yoghurt.

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