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Friday, 29 March 2013

Grass Fed Beef Burgers Without the Bun :)

When you take most grains out of your diet, you may often wonder if you will ever be able to eat some of your favourite foods again. Enter the humble lettuce leaf…we have used them as wraps, sandwich bread, Sloppy Joe vessels, and burger buns.  After the initial weirdness wears off, you won’t miss the bread at all. Romaine and green leaf lettuce seem to work the best, you need a lettuce with a bit of  body to it. Just be prepared for some mess, they are not the neatest things to eat!!

A lot of home made burgers have bread crumbs in them, I find them to be way juicer without. Give it a try! I don't think you'll miss them anymore than you miss the buns!

Grass Fed Beef Burgers

1 pastured egg
1 tsp grainy organic mustard
1 clove organic garlic, minced
2 tsp dried organic oregano
¾ tsp Herbamare or other unrefined sea salt

Mix all ingredients together, I find it easiest to use my hands to get everything well incorporated. Divide into 4 even pieces and shape into evenly thick patties. Cook over medium heat on a preheated bbq grill or over medium high heat in a nice hot cast iron pan with a bit of coconut oil. Cook on the first side for 6 minutes, and then flip and cook for another 3.
Serve hot between lettuce leaves, topped with your choice of toppings. We topped it with a nice slice of raw cheddar,  some sautéed organic mushrooms and onions and a dollop of the organic grainy mustard.

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