Whenever I pick my kids up from the babysitter’s place, I always ask them: “What do you want to eat for dinner?” I usually get the same answers: “Chicken and rice! Top Ramen with egg!” or the super gross: “MCDONALD’S!!” I always tell them no, and I offer up alternatives. I remind them that I will never take them to McDonald’s because that’s not REAL food. They are saddened by this, but then perk up when I tell that that they’re going to help me make dinner. They are always so very willing to help out in the kitchen and I love that.
So last night I sugested burgers for dinner and to my surprise they said yes. My kids don’t normally like hamburgers. They are more hot dog eaters and they very rarely eat sandwiches. My girl would prefer to eat the meat separate from the bread, and my boy would rather eat the bread than the meat. They’re weird, but whatever.
We stopped at Lucky’s for ingredients and to my happy surprise there was uncured bacon and grass-fed ground beef there. YES! They of course had organic vegetables so I put that in the basket as well. 15 minutes later and we were out of there.
Since my kids aren’t really on the Paleo Lifestyle like I am, I allowed them to have buns to hold their burger. But not just any old boring buns!! NOPE!! I had made my own Garlic and Parsley Butter a couple of days ago and I spread it on some french bread slices and toasted it up. Oh we fancy!! 😛
Here’s what you’re going to need for…
1 lb of grass-fed ground beef
3 strips of uncured bacon (diced)
3-4 cloves of garlic (minced)
Montreal Seasoning and Onion Powder (I kind of eyeballed it. A tablespoon total perhaps?)
1. Put all of your ingredients in a bowl.
2. Get your 6 year old boy to wash his hands and squish away!!
He thought that it was the grossest thing ever, but the smile on his face shows me that he thought it was fun.
3. If you have a grill then fire it up! If you’re like me and don’t have one, then get a pan and put it on the stove on medium high heat. Add about 2-3 tablespoons of butter and let it melt.
4. So the size of the patty depends on you. Want a 1/2 pound of burger then divide the meat into two. Want a 1/4 pounder? or…
HA!! Well… you get the picture. Up to you!!
5. When the pan/grill is hot, add the meat. Let cook for 3-5 minutes on each side (or longer depending on how well you want it cooked. I like mine rare.)
6. You can use the time that the patties are cooking to prep your fixins. I had an avocado, a tomato, and iceburg lettuce.
Now THAT’S a delicious burger if I ever saw one!! I pretty much inhaled it. It was juicy, flavorful, and of course Paleo friendly. 🙂
My kids enjoyed theirs as well.
So again, it is entirely up to you what kind of fixins you want to add to your burger: grilled onions or bell peppers, portobello mushroom, cheese (raw and unpasteurized if you’re Paleo), MORE BACON! Up to you! Make it your own. I recommend serving this up with a side of sweet potato fries. ENJOY!