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Beef Burgers with Fresh Herbs (Improve your Microbiome)

Burgers with Fresh Herbs

Serves: 2

Time Preparing: 20-25 minutes

Time Cooking: 10-15 minutes

Total Time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients (for burgers)

- 1-pound grass-fed ground beef

- 4 pasture raised bacon strips

- ½ teaspoon ghee or fat of choice

- 2 tablespoons red onions, diced

- 1 tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped

- 1 tablespoon fresh marjoram, finely chopped

- 1 tablespoon fresh sage, finely chopped

- ½ teaspoon sea salt

- ¼ teaspoon fresh cayenne, finely chopped (optional)

(for layers)

- 2 thin slices red onions

- 2-4 slices firm-ripe tomato, cored and thinly sliced

- 2 pickles, cut lengthwise in 3 pieces

- 4-6 lettuce leaves

- 2 tablespoon olive oil

- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

- 1 pinch sea salt

Preparation

Step 1

In a medium bowl mix ground beef, minced red onion, mint, marjoram, sage, cayenne, and salt

Divide mixture into two portions

Shape each portion into a patty, reserve

Step 2

Heat a medium skillet with ghee over medium heat

Place the burger patties in the hot skillet, cook for 3-4 minutes

Flip the burgers, cook 3-4 minutes

Flip again until is golden brown or, your preferred doneness, reserve

Step 3

While burgers are cooking, in another skillet place the bacon strips

Over low heat cook turning the bacon until browns evenly, 8-10 minutes, reserve

Step 4

In a medium bowl, add olive oil, lemon juice and a pinch of salt, mix well

Season lettuce, sliced onions, tomato, and pickles, reserve

Step 4 (to assemble)

In a plate make a bed with half of the lettuce

Top with half of the sliced tomatoes

Top with half of sliced onions

Top with burger patty

Top with pickles

Finish with half of the bacon strips

Or just add your desired toppings

Serve with sweet potato “French fries” (click here to see recipe)

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