Spiced pork patty baguette

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
Serve up a sandwich in style with this rustic bap filled with fennel-flavoured meatballs, sweet red pepper and lamb’s lettuce

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 544
  • fat 18g
  • saturates 5g
  • carbs 65g
  • sugars 15g
  • fibre 7g
  • protein 29g
  • salt 1.5g


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 onion, 2½ sliced, ½ grated
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced into strips
  • pinch of chilli flakes
  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tsp fennel seed, lightly crushed using a pestle and mortar
  • 400g pork mince
  • 1 long baguette, ends cut off and reserved, remaining part cut into 4 and halved across
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • couple handfuls lamb's lettuce


  1. Heat half the oil in a frying pan and add the sliced onions, the pepper and some seasoning. Cook on a low heat for 15 mins until the pepper is soft and the onions are caramelised.

  2. Meanwhile, put the chilli flakes, garlic, fennel, mince and grated onion in a bowl. Whizz the bread ends into breadcrumbs and add those, too. Season and mix everything thoroughly. Heat a griddle pan and shape the meat mixture into 12 patties. Rub the patties with the remaining oil and griddle for 3-4 mins each side, or until cooked through.

  3. Stir the ketchup into the onion mix, heat through, then spoon onto the baguette bottoms. Lay 3 patties on each, scatter with some lamb’s lettuce and top with the other half of baguette.

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