• Paleo Avocado Bacon Sliders Recipe

    Paleo Avocado Bacon Sliders | stupideasypaleo.comSteph’s note: Please welcome my guest blogger Ashley from Livin Paleo! I first learned of Ashley through her Instagram account where I saw her throwing around heavy barbells, so needless to say, she became an instant girl crush. She’s a CrossFit badass—competing in the NorCal Regionals soon—and a whiz in the Paleo kitchen, coming up with all sorts of simple but really tasty eats to fuel her endeavors. Definitely check out her blog for lots of awesome gluten free bites. Take it away, Ashley!

    Paleo Avocado Bacon Sliders Recipe
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    Serves: Serves 6
    • 1 large sweet potato
    • 1 lb (454 grams) ground beef
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • ½ tsp (2.5 grams) salt
    • ¼ tsp (0.5 grams) black pepper
    • ¼ lb (115 grams) bacon
    • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
    • ½ onion, chopped
    • 1 avocado
    • ½ tbsp (22 mL) lime juice
    • 1 tbsp olive oil or fat of choice
    • ½ head romaine lettuce
    1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C).
    2. Wash the sweet potato and cut into ½ inch (1.27 cm) slices.
    3. Line two baking sheets with foil or parchment paper, lightly coat one with olive oil or fat of choice and lay out the sweet potato slices. You will need 12 slices. Lay out the bacon on the other sheet.
    4. Bake both for 20−25 minutes. Flip the bacon and sweet potatoes halfway through. While the sweet potatoes and bacon cook prepare the burgers, bell pepper and onions, and smash the avocado.
    5. In a medium bowl combine the ground beef, minced garlic, salt and pepper and form into six patties.
    6. Heat olive oil or fat of choice in a large skillet over medium heat and add the patties. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side.
    7. Heat olive oil or fat of choice in a separate small skillet over medium heat and cook the bell pepper and onions until soft and slightly charred.
    8. In a medium bowl smash together the avocado and lime juice. Add salt and pepper to taste.
    9. Assemble each slider by topping a sweet potato slice with lettuce, a burger patty, bacon, smashed avocado, bell pepper and onions and another sweet potato slice.


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    Steph Gaudreau is a certified holistic nutrition practitioner, weightlifting and mindset coach, and the author of the best-selling Performance Paleo Cookbook. Her recipes and expert advice have been featured in SELF, Outside Magazine, Elle, and Greatist. Steph loves barbells, cats, and anything Lord of the Rings. She lives in San Diego, CA.

    28 thoughts on “Paleo Avocado Bacon Sliders Recipe

    1. I made this tonight with four slight modifications: removed red bell pepper and bacon, tossed some cut grape tomatoes and artichoke hearts in with the onions, and used pork instead of beef. Absolutely delicious, thank you sharing this recipe!

    2. These are absolutely delicious! We didn’t add lettuce (as to make it even more of a comfort food!) 🙂

    3. I am on day 4 of The Whole30 and craving all the food. Not only is this recipe delicious, but it helped curb my sugar craving (a little).

    4. I traded out ground beef for mixed beef and pork (because beef is really expensive where I live), and grilled the bacon and sweet potatoes in a skillet instead of baking them. Best burger I’ve ever eaten!

    5. I was lazy (and my grocery store didn’t have the grass fed beef I wanted) so I used pre-made grass fed burgers but topped them with carmelized onions and peppers, guac, tomatoes, and the sweet potato ‘bun’. I was even too lazy to make bacon!!!! But they came out great, thank you for the idea!!

    6. These were really great. I was surprised at how well the sweet potatoes worked as buns. They required a little more effort holding the burger together while you bit into it, but boy was that a delicious mess. Plus, I didn’t have to make sweet potato fries separately. They were built in! The sweet potato flavor didn’t interfere with the burger at all. I usually like a potato bread bun, with that hint of sweetness, but the sweet potato had that and more. Thank you again! No more bread-related discomfort associated with burgers!

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