Thursday, January 13, 2011

Bacon and Egg Burgers on Mixed Greens

It was a bacon-and-eggs night for the kids, so I thought I'd integrate the same ingredients into our meal. This classic combo on a burger proved to be quite tasty! I had leftover guacamole and salsa, which I used to top my burger. Feel free to use whatever paleo toppings you have handy. Enjoy!

2 lb grass-fed ground beef
1 red onion, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup green olives with pimentos
1 jalapeno, seeded and roughly chopped
1/4 cup flat-leaf Italian parsley, tough stems removed
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 egg, slightly beaten, plus 6 more for topping
12 slices of bacon
mixed salad greens

Starting on opposite sides,
overlap bacon in a cross shape.
  1. Preheat grill to medium high.
  2. Place onion, garlic, olives, jalapeno, and parsley in food processor and pulse until finely chopped but not pureed.
  3. In a large bowl, add beef, onion mixture, red pepper flakes, and egg. Use your hands to thoroughly combine.
  4. Form mixture into 6 patties.
  5. Wrap one slice of bacon around a burger, overlapping ends about 1 inch. Trim excess bacon and reserve for another use. Take a second slice of bacon and wrap in the opposite direction, forming a cross shape. Repeat with remaining burgers.
  6. Grill for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until bacon is cooked through.
  7. While burgers are cooking, fry or poach eggs.
  8. To serve, place mixed greens on each plate. Top with burger, egg, guacamole, and salsa.


  1. Sounds delicious! I bought some extra lean ground beef today and will make this tomorrow!

  2. Great! Let me know how you like it. If you can, next time, try grass-fed ground beef for the best health benefits. But either way, this burger will taste great! The ingredients will help balance the dryness of the extra-lean beef. Enjoy!