Rosemary burgers
Dairy Free, Lunch and Dinner, Paleo, Recipes, Whole30

Whole30 Hamburgers [Whole30, Paleo]

Sounds basic, but doesn’t taste it.

Whole30 hamburger

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. 

Rosemary burgers

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!


Ingredients:

  • 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
Burger patties
Hamburgers before going on the grill.

Instructions:

  1. Turn on the grill to preheat, or turn on a large pan on the stove on medium-high heat.
  2. Mix coconut aminos, balsamic vinegar, garlic, onion powder, garlic powder, steak seasoning, salt, pepper, white onion, and rosemary in a large bowl.
  3. 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.
  4. Divide the beef into four equal parts.  Roll each part into a ball and then flatten into a patty that is about ½” thick.
  5. 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.)

Notes:

  • 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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