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Monday, June 9

Paleo Basics // The Ultimate Burger

A really good hamburger is not only totally satisfying, it's incredibly simple to make paleo. Nutrient dense toppings such as a fried egg, grilled portabella mushroom cap, and avocado slices more than account for the lack of bun. Also, you needn't forgo any summer barbecues just because of your diet. It's one of our favorite, simple meals, and with summer just beginning, there are a lot of ultimate burgers in our future.

To make 3 large burgers (or 4 smaller ones) you will need:
1lb grass-fed ground beef
about 3/4 tsp liquid smoke
a few healthy shakes of Worcestershire sauce (this has molasses in it. omit if you want.)
a generous few shakes of steak seasoning (look out for sugar and seed oils)
1 small red or yellow onion, whole
1 portabella mushroom cap per burger

1 farm fresh egg per burger
avocado slices
fresh tomato slices
organic spring mix or other lettuce
organic pickles (read ingredients!)
organic ketchup, mayo, Dijon mustard (read ingredients!)

How to:
Marinate your ground beef in the steak seasoning, Worcestershire and liquid smoke for a few hours before grilling. Patty out into three or four burgers and grill until desired cook is achieved {we go for medium/medium well}. Cut the ends off your onion and place it in a piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil, then close the foil around the onion and place it on the grill for 10-15 minutes. Wash the mushroom caps and brush with olive oil, then place those on the grill as well. Grill the mushrooms for about 3 minutes per side. While the meat and veggie are grilling, fry the eggs for each burger and slice the other toppings.

We like to eat our burgers with crispy sweet potato fries. This recipe is a good one, with or without the rosemary. Also, if you're just really craving a traditional hamburger with a bun, this recipe is a great option.

Happy grilling.

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Anonymous said...

Do you still find it easy preparing food and staying on track with Paleo and a new baby?


Ashley said...

Hi Teresa!

Sorry it took me so long to respond.

It is definitely harder staying on track with a babe in tow. I still try and prep meals on the weekend, so my crockpot is working overtime! I usually roast a whole chicken in the oven and make a beef + vegetable stew in the crockpot on Saturdays. That feeds us for at least half the week. :)

Anonymous said...

No problem on the responds time...I just started looking at your blog. The balance of family, new baby and work is rough. I’m married, we have 2boys (3 and 6), a dog and both work full time jobs…oh I’m also in school! I was hoping to try Whole 30 to see if it would help with my stress level, restless sleep and weight. I’ve tried several different Whole 30 and paleo meals but they have not come out well. I’m hoping to find some good ones here. Can you point me in the direction (when you have time) to your beef + vegetable stew for the crockpot?