Paleo Hamburger Patty
Hamburgers are definitely approved paleo food. Aside from not eating them on buns, you need not change most of the ingredients. It’s an opportunity to experiment with new taste combinations.1 lb. ground meat
1-2 tomatoes, sliced
1-2 bell peppers, sliced in strips
8 oz. mushrooms, any kind, sliced
Spices and seasonings, your preference
Fresh cilantro or parsley sprigs
Mix seasonings into meat before frying or grilling. For a slightly unusual spicy taste, try a bit of powdered ginger. Fry burgers with onions, peppers and mushrooms in avocado, olive or unflavored coconut oil. Use homemade paleo-ingredient mayonnaise, ketchup and mustard if desired. Garnish with cilantro or parsley, or wrap burgers in leaves of spinach and enjoy.
For a true paleo-burger, use locally raised and grass-fed pastured meat. Bison is preferable. Turkey, chicken or lamb are also good choices.
Is cheese acceptable? Many people in the Paleolithic era had milk from sheep, goats or cows. Try taking an “eat like your ancestors” approach. To make an informed decision, discontinue dairy for a month to six weeks, then resume and see how you feel.