In search of a burger boredom buster?
Me too! Mainly because I live in a house of manly men – yes, even the pets are males – and they all love burgers! And of course, let’s not forget the fries.
In fact, if it were up to these guys, it would be burgers and fries every week. (Dare I say multiple times a week?)
Of course I want to keep them happy, and well fed, but I also have to be honest here – plain ole burgers bore me. Hopefully, the die-hard burger lovers out there will forgive me. I don’t mean to be a burger hater. It’s not that I don’t want to like burgers, it’s just that unless they’re packed full of savory seasonings, or come loaded with mounds of flavorful toppings, I’d rather pass.
Enter the burger boredom buster idea … Since The Whole30 Challenge requires a palm-sized serving of meat at each meal, I thought “what’s more palm-sized than a burger?” And since burgers make my guys happy – which means one less meal to play short-order cook – I was inspired to create a burger that would please anyone who enjoys a well seasoned patty! (And I strategically included a few hidden veggies to add extra flavor and nutrition too!)
As tasty as these burgers are, I still say, bring on the toppings! My favorites? Sliced tomatoes, red onion, avocado and spicy mayo. Confession time … if I wasn’t on the Whole30 right now, you can bet I’d be tossing these babies onto a slightly toasted grain-free bun too! (In fact, my grain-free hamburger bun recipe is one of more than 100 grain-free baking recipes featured in my awesome grain-free baking cookbook! But for now, we’ll be happy with big leafy lettuce-wrapped burgers, after all, they’re yummy too!)
But I digress … the point is, these easy-to-make burgers are so tasty, even this borderline burger-phobe likes them. Especially when they’re paired with Roasted Herb Sweet Potato Bites – they’re so incredibly savory, I’m pretty certain that even your fry-loving family members will find them simply irresistible too.
Now it’s time to fire-up the grill and toss a few flavorful burgers on!