I am making burgers next week and plan to use lettuce for buns and I was thinking of putting onion, guacamole and bacon on the burger itself. Any other ideas for paleo-friendly burger toppings? What do you use?
I make homemade mustard.
Montana Jones' Yumtastic Hot Dog Mustard
- 2 tbsp ground yellow mustard seed
- 1 tsp ground brown mustard seed
Add 1 1/2 tbsp water, blend to a thick paste and let sit overnight. Then add...
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
For thinner mustard add a couple drops more vinegar.
Allow to age on the counter (or in a cool dark place) for a week or so or to taste. When mustard reaches desired taste, place in fridge.
Makes about 1 cup.
Pico de Gallo
Sweet Pepper, Green or Banana Peppers
Bacon, yes use it twice.
I have always loved a fried egg on top of a burger, and now in my paleoness, i love it even more.
. Try a Single egg fried in butter and spices like hot curry powder... Over easy is the best. The yolk on the burger is a sauce packet within the fine condiment layer!!!
The only time I eat cheese is on my beloved cheeseburgers. (I am a cheeseburger freak. I'd mainline them if I could.) I use the normal stuff: cheese, lettuce, onions - raw or carmelized, etc. One of my favorite combinations is cook the meat over wood, top with grilled green chiles and either Monterey Jack or Pepper Monterey Jack cheese and a hot sauce such as Louisiana Hot Sauce or Frank's and a slice of purple onion.
How to make animal fat mayonnaise!
Link to the bacon-aise! http://mobile.seriouseats.com/recipes/2009/10/baconnaise-meat-mayos-mayonnaise-recipe.html
Yes yes, the recipe here calls for canola, but ... just swap in an oil that you would like!
I make a Caper Remoulade that is delicious on lamb burgers. It is so good you'll use it on vegetables as well!
3 TB Parsley or Cilantro leaves
2 teaspoons drained capers
1 garlic clove
1/2 cup homemade mayonnaise
1 TB whole-grain mustard
Make your favorite homemade mayonaise. In a mini food processor, pulse the cornichons with the parsley leaves, capers and garlic clove until finely chopped. Add the mayonnaise and mustard and pulse until blended.
some might object but potato chips make an excellent topper. I usually avoid potatoes in general (and def most massproduced, veg oil-fried chips) but many in the paleo community do potatoes now and then. The crunch that potato chips give to the burger is pretty killer. Once in a while and itll make you smile:)
I learned this in high school cafeterias when the meat quality was horrible so the only way to make the burgers palatable was to load up a bag of chips.