• Paleo Cinco de Mayo Burgers Recipe

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    I’ll give it to you straight up: If you make these Paleo Cinco de Mayo Burgers and serve them with a huge bowl of guacamole, you’ll be the hero of the party.

    The ingredients are a nod to the green, white and red celebratory colors of any Cinco de Mayo celebration, and the flavors are classic.

    Keep things super simple on yourself and make these ahead of time. They’re amazing grilled, or even better with ground chicken. (Just don’t use ground chicken breast because it’ll be too dry.)  The key is to finely chop the veggies so the burgers don’t fall apart or end up with raw veggie chunks inside.

    Paleo Cinco de Mayo Burgers | stupideasypaleo.com

    Instead of serving mine with the usual lettuce wrap, I used green cabbage leaves because they’re a bit more sturdy. Pair with fresh cilantro, pickled jalapeños, and a big spoonful of guacamole. Click here for my easy Paleo Guacamole Recipe. Olé!

    Other Cinco de Mayo faves here on the blog:

    Paleo Cinco de Mayo Burgers Recipe

    Preparation 15 mins 2017-03-28T00:15:00+00:00
    Cook Time 10 mins 2017-03-28T00:10:00+00:00
    Serves Makes 6     adjust servings

    Ingredients

    • 1-1/2 lb (680 g) ground beef (grass-fed is best)
    • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion (about 1/2 a medium onion)
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper (about 1/2 a small pepper)
    • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeds and white inner membrane removed, finely chopped*
    • 1 tsp onion powder
    • 1 tsp sea salt
    • 1/2 tsp black pepper
    • 2 tbsp (30 mL) ghee or avocado oil

    Instructions

    1. Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Using your hands, thoroughly combine all the ingredients until it’s well mixed.
    2. Use a ⅓ cup measuring cup to portion out the meat. Fill the cup until it’s slightly rounded, then turn the meat out and shape into patties. The burgers will stay flat if you press your thumb halfway through the patty right in the center.
    3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and add 2 tablespoons ghee or avocado oil until it’s shimmering. Fry the burgers for 4 minutes on one side, then flip and fry another 2-3 minutes depending on the thickness of your patties and how well you want them cooked.
    4. Serve with in green cabbage or lettuce leaves and top with guacamole, fresh cilantro, fresh tomato, salsa, etc. Get creative!

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    Paleo Cinco de Mayo Burgers | stupideasypaleo.com
    Paleo Cinco de Mayo Burgers Recipe
    Prep time:
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    Serves: Makes 6
    Ingredients
    • 1-1/2 lb (680 g) ground beef (grass-fed is best)
    • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion (about 1/2 a medium onion)
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper (about 1/2 a small pepper)
    • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeds and white inner membrane removed, finely chopped*
    • 1 tsp onion powder
    • 1 tsp [url href=”http://amzn.to/GKtEnV” target=”_blank”]sea salt[/url]
    • 1/2 tsp black pepper
    • 2 tbsp (30 mL) ghee or [url href=”http://amzn.to/1fHG4KN” target=”_blank”]avocado oil[/url]
    Instructions
    1. Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Using your hands, thoroughly combine all the ingredients until it’s well mixed.
    2. Use a 1/3 cup measuring cup to portion out the meat. Fill the cup until it’s slightly rounded, then turn the meat out and shape into patties. The burgers will stay flat if you press your thumb halfway through the patty right in the center.
    3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and add 2 tablespoons ghee or avocado oil until it’s shimmering. Fry the burgers for 4 minutes on one side, then flip and fry another 2-3 minutes depending on the thickness of your patties and how well you want them cooked.
    4. Serve with in green cabbage or lettuce leaves and top with guacamole, fresh cilantro, fresh tomato, salsa, etc. Get creative!
    Notes
    *If you like spicier burgers, leave the membrane in the pepper[br][br]Equipment needed:[br][url href=”http://amzn.to/1cd6Lre” target=”_blank”]Knife[/url][br][url href=”http://amzn.to/17TDFez” target=”_blank”]Cutting board[/url][br][url href=”http://amzn.to/1dIdadH” target=”_blank”]Mixing bowl[/url][br]Measuring cup[br][url href=”http://amzn.to/1rOGqal” target=”_blank”]Skillet – 5” cast iron[/url]

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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.

    9 thoughts on “Paleo Cinco de Mayo Burgers Recipe

    1. These look amazing. Nothing like a good burger, and I love the cat getting in on the action lol!

    2. That looks fantastic. Just pinned for use during our whole30 starting tomorrow.. And I love that last picture.. My furry friends get in the picture all so often too!

      1. Yay! I’m glad you’ll try it and it’s perfect for whole30.

        The reality of having a home studio and a cat is that she makes her way into the photos but I never actually let her touch or the eat the food though it may look like it. You’d actually be surprised how many negative comments I’ve gotten about it, but someday these photos will make fond memories of her. <3

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