Making food interesting, healthy, and fun can be a challenge when you have children. I suggested to my two youngest children that we could make burgers to make our Friday night even more special. Friday is our family game night when we have a lot of fun. We dug into the fridge and freezer and came up with this burger.
- 2 pounds of organic and grass fed ground beef
- cayenne pepper, chili powder, cumin, and oregano
- mushrooms, onion, broccoli, and garli.
- bacon (hm, this is probably a questionable Paleo ingredient, but I had some nitrite free bacon in the freezer so I couldn't resist)
- pepper flakes
- one avocado
The bacon was put on a broiler pan and put in the oven while we prepared the burgers. We dumped the ground beef in a large glass bowl and spiced it up cayenne pepper, chili powder, cumin, and oregano. The burgers were put on a broiler pan and cooked in the oven while we fried mushrooms, broccoli and chopped onion and garlic. The vegetables were fried in coconut oil and we also sprinkled some pepper flakes over the vegetables. Oh, yes, we added some of the bacon grease over the veggies to get some extra yummy flavor.
Since we didn't use any hamburger buns we had to make the burgers look filling and tasty. We put as much as we could on the burger and topped it off with avocado. A burger made of good quality meat is by no means unhealthy, but burgers are often associated with a fast food place which my children don't go to very often. So it was a totally acceptable Friday night "treat"for my youngest two children.
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