Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Paleo Burgers

Last night I was craving burgers. This weekend when I was flipping through this cookbook:

I made a mental note. MUST. MAKE. THESE. BURGERS. So I rolled up my sleeves after I got home from work and got to cooking.

I realize that I am making it sound like this was a time intensive event...It was SO simple. I added onions to the beef mixture and then stirred together the dry-rub.  After I shaped the burgers I coated each one (I made four) with the rub. Sarah’s recipe calls for letting them rest in the fridge for 30 minutes. However, Sarah assumes I have patience—I don’t.  Her recipe serves 7-8 people, since it is only me, I decided to make half of the recipe—easy peasey. 

This meal seriously came together in 20 minutes from start to finish. That is my kind of meal! I served my burger on a bed of mixed greens with avocado and tomatoes. This was AMAZING. The dry rub was phenomenal. I give this recipe 2 BIG THUMBS UP! 

I cannot recommend this book enough for anyone—paleo or not. The meal ideas are quick, easy, and TASTY! In becoming a Paleo eater I have found that it is rather easy to adapt any recipes; however, it is really nice to have a resource that is 100% Paleo. It is also a great way to secretly serve your friends or family paleo meals and have them LOVE it! 

For  the past several years I have been heavily relying on online recipe sites for meal ideas; however, I am making a concerted effort to delve back into TANGIBLE old-school cookbooks. I love actually “reading” cookbooks. It is something that is so comforting to me. It reminds me  of when I was in high school and I would browse through all of my mom’s cookbooks during breakfast each morning.

This one was my favorite. I loved all of the retro recipes. Fondue was BIG in the 70’s.


 It was just me, sitting at the kitchen table, eating oatmeal and drinking tea, and browsing. I relished this 15 minutes each morning and I would love to get back into this habit.

Do you like reading cookbooks? What are your favorite ones? Or do you rely on online recipes?


  1. Would you recommend this cookbook over any other paleo cookbooks that you've tried? I'd love to invest in one because having it on hand in the kitchen is a constant reminder and push to make more 'real' meals from scratch. I finally cooked up a nice meal from a cookbook last night and it was so much more enjoyable than my typical eggs or quick burger dinner.

  2. I love cookbooks, but then again I love actual books. I do get some recipes online, but would rather have an actual hold it in my hand cookbook if I can.
    You asked about sweeteners. It was hard, I just went cold turkey. Funny, after a little while, everything tastes better. Things taste sweet that I never thought of as sweet before.

  3. I love cookbooks! does that make me oldschool? I also have a recipe box where i hand write all my recipes (i KNOW that is old school)!

  4. I don't care much about cookbooks, but I love the look of that burger!