Without a doubt, one of my most favorite foods is a simple hamburger, though, I have to admit, before I took the Paleo plunge, I had never made my own burgers from scratch, instead buying them frozen and pre-made. Not the greatest food experience but I didn’t really know any better.
This frozen burger fiasco was largely due to my faulty thinking that it was difficult to make burgers from scratch. Ha!
As you’ll see in the rest of this post, nothing could be further from the truth!
- 1 pound of ground beef, grass fed preferred but not necessary (though, if you don’t get grass fed, be sure to get the leanest meat possible)
- 1 egg, pastured preferred but not necessary
- Sea salt, to taste
- Some pieces of romaine lettuce, for the “bun”
- Tomatoes, onions, mushrooms… whatever you want for toppings
As you can see, a very simple list of ingredients and, even if you go with grass fed ground beef, it can all be purchases relatively inexpensively.
- Pre-heat the grill at a medium-high setting.
- Put the ground beef in a large bowl, crack the egg and put on the meat, and then add however much sea salt you’d like.
- With your hands, mix all of the ingredients together for about 30 to 60 seconds. Make sure the egg is completely mixed in with the meat.
- “Scoop” out a small handful of meat, and shape into a patty. For a pound of meat, you should get about five decent sized burgers.
- Put the burgers on the grill until the center gets to your desired temperature. For my taste, I cook the burgers about five minutes on each side.
- If you want to put cheese on the burgers, put the cheese on once you’ve flipped over the burgers.
- Once they’re done, put on whatever toppings you’d like and sandwich the burger and toppings between two pieces of lettuce.
Super simple, amazingly delicious, and 100% Paleo!
What’s your favorite easy Paleo recipe? Leave a comment below and share with the community!