Friday, 10 January 2014

Paleo Breakfast: Burger Recipes

01:53 Posted by Dhaval Bhandari
Burgers are a big feature in our diet. They make such a tasty, convenient meal or breakfast any time of the day. Plus, ground meat is often cheaper to buy than whole cuts of meat. Just try to source the grass-fed variety and other paleo diet shopping from a trusted butcher. After that, it’s great fun exploring different combinations of meats and herbs. We often compete for the best burger recipe.

Everyone who knows me knows I’m a red meat man. My paleo breakfast burgers of choice are usually beef, lamb, or wild meats like zebra, wagyu beef, and camel. (Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.) Stronger tasting meats are really complemented with more distinctive flavors such as garlic, onions, chili, mustard, or tomato.

I’m a huge fan of turkey or chicken paleo burgers. Although poultry isn’t a strong tasting meat, you can infuse it with lots of fresh herbs. Tarragon, rosemary, and thyme are a great addition—also try adding some Thai spices or Italian herb mixes. And have some of the best and quickest easy paleo breakfast recipes for you:

Paleo Breakfast: TARRAGON TURKEY BURGERS AND CITRUS FRIES

Lots of us love a roast turkey, but cooking with ground turkey can be a little trickier as it doesn’t have the same juicy flavors as a big oven-roasted bird. We add lots of tarragon to turbo-boost the taste of a turkey burger, not to mention pack in some fantastic antioxidants.

For the Citrus Fries
  • 4–5 carrots
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • For the Burgers
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • Large bunch of fresh tarragon, chopped

Serve with
Homemade Mayonnaise

PREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes
COOKING TIME: 40 minutes
SERVES: Makes 4–5 burgers

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Peel the carrots and slice them into thin fries.
  3. Place the carrots on a baking sheet, squeeze the lemon juice over them, and sprinkle with half the garlic.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes or until tender.
  5. While the carrots are cooking, place the ground turkey in a large bowl and add the egg, the remaining garlic, and the tarragon. Using clean hands, mix all the ingredients together and shape into burger patties.
  6. Place the patties on a grill pan and bake for 20–25 minutes. Once cooked, serve the paleo burgers with the citrus carrot fries.

Paleo Breakfast: THAI BURGERS

Ground pork, chicken, or turkey all work with this Thai-style combination of lime, chili, and cilantro.

  • 1 pound ground pork, chicken, or turkey
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (optional)
  • 1 egg
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Large handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 fresh green chili, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

PREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes
COOKING TIME: 20–25 minutes
SERVES: Makes 4–5 burgers

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Using clean hands, combine the meat, fish sauce, egg, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, chili, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Shape the mixture into burger patties, and place on a grill tray.
  4. Bake for 20–25 minutes.
Serve with
Some bok choy sautéed in coconut oil

Paleo Breakfast: PESTO PORK Paleo CUPCAKES

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These meaty cupcakes are a bit of fun, making them great for appetizers and party food. We use a dairy-free raw pesto called Seggiano in this recipe, but if you’re OK with dairy, any organic brand will do. Dairy-free or otherwise, pesto is a simple, easy way to enhance the flavor of any kind of burger recipe.

  • 1 pound ground pork (or you can use ground turkey or chicken)
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Topping
Butternut Smash
8–10 cherry tomatoes

PREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes
COOKING TIME: 20–25 minutes
SERVES: Makes 8–10 cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix the meat, pesto, egg, salt and pepper in a large bowl with clean hands. Roll into a ball and mold to form a cupcake shape. Alternatively, you can shape the meat into standard burger patties.
  3. Place the meat on a grill pan and bake for 20–25 minutes.
  4. Once cooked, top with a teaspoon of Butternut Smash and a cherry tomato.

Paleo Breakfast: Turkey, Chestnut, and Rosemary Burgers

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Chestnuts provide a good source of natural carbohydrates. We like to use chestnut flour for baking and add whole chestnuts to roasted vegetables, stuffing, or of course burgers!

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 6 sprigs of fresh rosemary, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup peeled and roasted chestnuts

PREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes
COOKING TIME: 20 minutes
SERVES: Makes 8 burgers

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, egg, garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper.
  3. Chop the chestnuts and add them to the mixture.
  4. Using clean hands, mix all the ingredients together and shape the mixture into burger patties.
  5. Place on a grill pan and bake for 20 minutes.
Serve with
Butternut Smash

Paleo Breakfast: Lamb and Cumin Burgers

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Lamb tastes great infused with blends of spices like cumin, smoked paprika, and ground coriander. In this recipe, we use cumin, garlic, and tomato paste, but you can try experimenting with your own spice mixes, too.

  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 egg
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

PREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes
COOKING TIME: 20–25 minutes
SERVES: Makes 4–5 burgers

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground lamb, egg, garlic, cumin, tomato paste, salt, and pepper.
  3. Using clean hands, mix all the ingredients together and shape into burger patties
  4. Place on a grill pan and bake for 20–25 minutes.
Serve with
Steamed spinach and Chunky Zucchini Fries

Paleo Breakfast: Matt’s Big Beefy Onion and Chorizo

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A simply mind-blowing combination!

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 small chorizo sausages, chopped into bite-size cubes
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

PREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes
COOKING TIME: 20–25 minutes
SERVES: Makes 4–5 burgers

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place the ground beef in a large bowl. Using clean hands, combine with the chorizo, egg, tomato paste, and chopped onion.
  3. Shape the mixture into burger patties and place on a grill tray.
  4. Bake for 20–25 minutes
Serve with
Sweet Potato Wedges

Paleo Breakfast: BEEF AND MUSTARD BURGERS

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Roast beef and mustard chips are a favorite in the UK. We’ve made this winning flavor combination one our favorite burgers instead!

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 heaping tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Serve with
  • Cauliflower Mash

PREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes
COOKING TIME: 20–25 minute
SERVES: Makes 4–5 burgers

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Using clean hands, combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Shape the mixture into burger patties.
  3. Place the patties on a grill pan and bake for 20–25 minute
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