Paleo Plan

Bun-less Burgers

Makes dinner for two, with leftovers for lunch.

Approximate cooking time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Mix meat, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper together with a fork. Form into 4 patties.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil when hot.
  3. Cook the burgers until desired temperature is reached.

21 Comments

  1. judytovey

    under directions #3 – should it say “add the buger to the veggies and condiments of your choice?” I didn’t understand “buns”

    Thanks

  2. The burgers are the buns! so you layer all the veggies between the burgers. It is super yummey and gives you the feeling of eating a traditional burger.

  3. WasatchCrossfit

    So, should you form the 1 pound beef into 8 patties…because you should only be eating 4 oz., so you would want each patty to be 2 oz. so you can eat two with veggies in between??

  4. zayasluis

    Strange

  5. I am new to the paleo community and MAN….I am really finding other paleo eaters to be super critical. It is standing as a turn off to the lifestyle itself. I have tried many recipes on this site and they have all been great. Keep up the good work Paleo Plan!

  6. The comments about veggies . . . are they referring to a previous revision of this recipe? Or to another recipe?

  7. CarolePinell

    This was delicious! I cook a whole lot extra to feed my family and have leftovers for my and hubby’s lunches. Unfortunately these were so good that my young children ate up all our leftovers! Noooo!

    Definitely on my favorites list and will be made again very soon!

  8. Saehaebebe

    What veggies do we put on it? I don’t see any listed? maybe lettuce?

  9. Saehaebebe

    Nevermind! It’s the cabbage…silly me.

  10. Curious Geeh

    Get creative! Try those extra large mushroom sliced with tomatoe or avocado lettuce, let your creativity be your guide!

  11. We made these with shredded romaine lettuce, sliced roma tomatoes, slices of avocado, sliced mushrooms, and Dijon mustard! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  12. I like to use large portabella mushrooms as “buns” for hamburgers. Just smear them with the hamburger jucies and grill until soft and juicy. SO good messy but good!

  13. YUM! So my family is way into Paelo and way into cross-fit, and we recently found this farm that offers 100% grass-fed burgers and meat. They ship all over the US, and they’re truly a small family farm. They raise Wagyu beef (kobe), which is just to-die-for. We tried their beef in this recipe, and it was amazing! Look them up — Pasture Prime Family Farm. Keep posting these amazing recipes!

  14. randyeight

    I have been following the plan for about two weeks now and have taken a picture (dressed up of course) of most of my meals. Can I turn them in somewhere? I would really like to share the inventions of a crossfit loving military-I-am-a-veteran-wife that has found time between working, working out, socializing with my friends while raising a genius daughter! A lot of the recepies have been questionable but after following the order of things have found them to be quite refreshing! I do not care where you got them from, I am just happy you have them here! Tons of friends have signed up to the site in order to be mimic my families energy and calm happiness. I know the servings call for two and I have added .25 to account for my child. Is there a program online that I can use to scale the conversions to fit to my family or to when guest come over?

    • Neely Quinn

      randyeight – Yes, please! Can you email them to me at neely@paleoplan.com? As for the servings, no, unfortunately we don’t have a program online to do those calculations, but basically if you’re having 2 more people over for dinner, you’d just double the grocery list for that meal and double the recipe amounts as well.

  15. Alex Krizel

    The hardest thing about giving up grains for me was burgers. When I made the switch, I found a few gourmet recipes for burgers (mostly from Hubert Keller) and I simply serve the burger on a bed of greens and eat with a fork. Winds up I’m not missing a thing. Great thing about this recipe is the simplicity. Love it.

  16. You can have burgers and lettuce in place of buns. Wrap lettuce! DELICIOUS AND VERY FILLING!

  17. Yummy! Made these tonight. Sooo simple. Used gem lettuce leaves for the ‘buns’. Kids loved sprinkling on grated carrot and cheese. Definitely making next week! Thanks all for the recipes and tips. X

  18. Lana S

    This is not a recipe. Meat, salt, and pepper does not require a recipe. I’ve tried a few of these recipes on this sight and they have been quite good. Sorry, this one is a joke.

    • Lana S – Actually, there are many non-cooks out there who honestly don’t know how to cook burgers. They need direction, so this one’s for them.

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