Sounds basic, but doesn’t taste it.
I feel like I have an uphill battle on getting y’all to understand how good these Whole30 hamburgers are. I know it is so easy to buy premade burgers in the freezer or meat section of the grocery store, or even just grab a pound of ground beef and make your own patties. However, if you just take the extra 5-10 minutes to add the few ingredients in this recipe, you will be so glad you did.
These hamburgers are Whole30 and Paleo compliant and are packed with flavor. I actually make these a lot when friends come over (when we are not in a global pandemic) and every time they are a hit and people are shocked they don’t have cheese or other hidden junk in them. Don’t get it twisted, I love a good cheeseburger, but I make these with a little of my burger sauce and you won’t need cheese (but can totally add it if you don’t have dietary restrictions). Side note, I once made 16 of these Whole30 hamburgers for a dinner party of five people–that’s how much I love them.
I recommend using a grill for this recipe, but if you don’t have one, you can use a pan on the stove. Also, when you make the patties, I recommend scoring the meat into fourths and then taking each section and rolling them into balls and then flattening them out into a patty. To ensure all look the same, I use a wide mouthed mason jar lid as a stencil/guide to make the patty.
This recipe is simple. All you have to do is mix all the ingredients together, make the patties, and grill them up! Enjoy!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 TBSP coconut aminos
- 1 TBSP balsamic vinegar
- ½ TBSP minced garlic
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp steak seasoning
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 2 TBSP diced white onion
- 1 TBSP fresh finely chopped rosemary
- Turn on the grill to preheat, or turn on a large pan on the stove on medium-high heat.
- Mix coconut aminos, balsamic vinegar, garlic, onion powder, garlic powder, steak seasoning, salt, pepper, white onion, and rosemary in a large bowl.
- Then, add the ground beef into the seasoned mixture. Using your hands, mix in the beef with the seasoning mixture until everything is well combined.
- Divide the beef into four equal parts. Roll each part into a ball and then flatten into a patty that is about ½” thick.
- Transfer to the grill or hot pan and cook for 5 minutes on the first side, and then flip and look for 3-5 minutes on the second side (pending how you like your burgers cooked). (We recommend 5 minutes and then 4 minutes for medium burgers.)
- This recipe yields four burgers.
- I recommend McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning, but you can use your favorite steak seasoning. Ensure it has compliant ingredients if you are eating Whole30 or Paleo.
- Cooking times may vary based on your grill or pan and your preferences on how you like your burgers cooked.
- Serve with your favorite toppings. Mine are romaine lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles and my burger sauce.
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