“VEGGIE” BEEF BURGERS

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AIP, GLUTEN FREE

I recently made up a batch of hamburgers that had a lot of vegetables in them. I was thinking of them as little meatloafs . My husband told me he really loved these “veggie” burgers. I said that’s a rather odd name for something made out of beef but he insisted that with all the vegetables that are in them, they must be Veggie Burgers. 

No matter what you call them, they are delicious, especially served with some crushed avocado, lettuce and grated carrot. We really love them for a light evening meal or for breakfast with some breakfast porridge.

Out of 2 lbs of hamburger, we ended up with eight nice size burgers.  It’s easy to cook up the whole recipe and freeze the cooked burgers for a quick meal later on.

In addition to the veggies, I’ve added in Cassava flour as a binder.

RECIPE:

2 lbs of hamburger

1/2 cup finely grated carrots

1/4 cup minced onion

2 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp Herbs Provence ( I buy them already mixed together.) If you can’t find Herbs Provence then use a mix of basil, thyme, oregano and parsley.

1 tsp sea salt

A splash of coconut aminos ( I used BIG TREE FARMS Organic COCO Aminos)

1/4 cup Cassava flour

In a large  bowl, hand mix all of the ingredients together. Once they are all thoroughly mixed together, form into 8 or more patties.

Heat a skillet, add just enough fat to cover the bottom and place as many burgers as will fit comfortably in the skillet.

Keep the heat setting at medium or even a little lower. These burgers have a tendency to get really brown as they cook. It takes a little bit less  time to finish them than to cook a plain hamburger.

OPTIONS:

This recipe also works great with ground turkey and ground pork.

When I use ground turkey, I coat the patties with Cassava flour, in addition to  mixing it into the meat. It keeps the meat moist and easy to fry up in the skillet.

The vegetable can be varied to suit your own tastes as well as the spices.  If you are doing AIP, just remember to keep the vegetables consistent with the diet, so no tomatoes, peppers or potatoes.

These could also be baked in the oven or even a toaster oven, just like little meat loafs.

Hope y’all enjoy these “Veggie” Burgers.

Cooking with Love in my Nonesuch Kitchen,

KarenVersion 2

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