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The Perfect Paleo Burger with Seasoning Recipe

Juicy paleo burger on white plate with condiments in the background.

The Perfect Paleo Burger

Burgers tend to get a bad rap for not being a healthy choice. When you choose high-quality meat and use wholesome ingredients, this is a great 30-minute meal to make for your family.

Remember, the successful secret to eating a healthy lifestyle is finding healthy alternatives to your favourite foods. By doing so, you don’t feel like you’re depriving yourself and binge later.

Instead of a gluten-based bun, I pair this Perfect Paleo Burger with my Grain-Free Burger Buns I shared a few weeks ago. I usually top my burger with spinach, tomato, avocado, dijon, and soy-free vegenaise. And if you’re looking to make it a complete meal, try having my Best Ever Backyard BBQ Summer Salad, too.

The Meat

When looking to make a healthy alternative to a fast food burger, you want to make sure you are opting for high-quality beef. I always choose grass-fed beef. Grass is the food cows are designed to eat — not corn or grain (like the majority of the animals are fed).

Grass-Fed Benefits:

  • Leaner and juicier
  • Higher in beta-carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin Bs
  • 2-4x more omega 3 fatty acids
  • Healthier ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fats
  • More good unsaturated fats
  • Lower bad saturated fat
  • 3 to 5 times more CLA (conjugated linoleic acid)

If you’re wondering what all those different food labels mean, check out my ultimate guide here.

Best Burger Tips & Techniques

  • Add the salt/seasoning JUST before cooking as salt will draw moisture out of the meat.
  • Place in the fridge for 30 minutes if you’re worried about the burger not holding together.
  • Skip adding eggs as it makes a denser burger because the juices can’t run as easily throughout the meat.
  • Say no to the breadcrumbs — they absorb moisture and result in a dryer burger.
  • Handle the beef as little as possible to prevent it from getting too tough.
  • Don’t compress to make tight burger patties as this will also cause the meat to be tough.
  • Do not use a spatula to press down on the burgers. This releases the juices.
  • Handle the burgers as little as possible once cooking.
  • Always let rest for 5-10 minutes after cooking to allow juices to redistribute through the burgers.
The Perfect Paleo Burger with Seasoning Recipe

Super juicy beef burger seasoning perfectly.

15 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

Yields 4 burgers

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb grass-fed lean ground beef or bison
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • Unrefined sea salt, to taste (or seasoning below)
  • Optional Seasoning:
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 ½ tsp unrefined sea salt
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Clean, oil, and preheat your BBQ.
  2. Combine the beef, garlic, and dijon in a bowl and mix well. Separate beef mixture into four equal portions.
  3. Gently shape into desired thickness (I make mine about 1”).
  4. Use your thumb to make an indent in the middle of each burger to prevent them from shrinking while cooking.
  5. Just before cooking, generously season the top of each burger and place it seasoned-side down on the grill.
  6. Sear on high heat for 1 minute then reduce heat to medium. Cook 5-7 minutes more.
  7. Just before you flip, season the other side. Sear on high for 1 minute. Reduce to medium and cook 5-7 minutes more.
  8. Remove from grill and let sit for 5 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute throughout the burger.
  9. Place in my grain-free burger buns and add desired toppings.
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