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Welcome to my blog! I'm starting this blog to add some spice to some of your kitchens! I follow a primal lifestyle which basically means I eat a whole bunch of vegetables, good meats, some fruit, nuts and seeds and a little dairy. I avoid eating all grains and try not to eat processed food and limit the amount of sugar I throw down my throat. Basically the name of the game is to eat REAL FOOD. Sounds simple right? But sometimes people find it hard to start to eat this way. So this blog is here to help you (and me) throw together some awesome tasty food . So please stay a while and get your creative kitchen juices flowing again!!

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Best Bunless Burgers!

I got a little inspiration the other day hearing about how Daz had a burger in the states where the meat pattie was half mince and half ground bacon. So I thought why not try to make something similar with my own twists on it.

It turned out to be really simple and came out tasting great.

As you know on the primal lifestyle we don't eat bread so you have to use any sturdy lettuce leaf for the base and top of the burger. In this one I used a couple of small cos lettuce leaves for the bottom and top. Worked out great.


300-400g of Mince
3 slices of Free Range Bacon
Lettuce Leaves
1 Red Onion
1 Tomato
Half an Avocado
2 Portabello Mushrooms
Brie Cheese (Optional)
1tsp Paprika
1tsp Cumin
1Tbsp Tomato Paste
Salt and Pepper

First thing to do is to roughly chop up the slices of bacon and then whiz them in a food processor until it's all ground up in to bacon mince.

In a bowl mix up your mince with the bacon then add the paprika and cumin. Add the tomato paste and some salt and pepper.

Get your hands dirty now and give it a really good mix. Once mixed, make burger patties out of the mince mixture. Try not to make them too thick.

Put a frying pan on a medium heat and place a few patties in and start cooking. You could use a BBQ instead if you so desire.

While they are cooking turn on your grill in the oven to a high heat.

Place your mushrooms on an oven tray and drizzle with a little olive oil and salt and pepper then place under the grill.

While the patties and mushrooms are cooking you can prepare your burger inside bits.

Slice up the red onion, tomato, avocado and brie.

Wash your lettuce leaves and arrange a couple together on a plate. This will form the base of the burger so make sure it's sturdy.

Keep an eye on the patties and mushrooms and turn when they need it.

When the mushrooms are almost done place a couple of small slices of brie on each one and put back under the grill.

When the burger patties are done take them out of the pan and place on top of your lettuce leaf bases.

Now you can start building your burger.

You can layer it up any way you like but this is what I did. I put a little mustard on the pattie then placed a couple of slices of red onion on that, then took the mushroom with the melted brie on top and put that on next.

I just have to say I was getting a little excited at the prospect of getting to eat this at this point...

Then I placed the tomato and avocado on next. Make sure you season with a little salt and pepper and then place the remaining lettuce leaves on top.

Now this got pretty messy while I was eating it. You can use a knife and fork if you like but if you have sturdy enough lettuce leaves the burger will hold together. Just.

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