Hamburgers are such a simple food, it almost seems silly to post this as a recipe, but I wanted to record how we make hamburgers.
For us, great hamburgers start with grassfed ground beef combined with onion soup flavoring. We used to use Liptons Onions Soup Mix, but now use a homemade version I found online.
Onion Soup Mix
Recipe from Heavenly Homemakers
- 2/3 cup dried, minced (or chopped) onion
- 3 teaspoons parsley flakes
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons turmeric
- 1 teaspoon celery salt
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon sucanat
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
Shake the jar before each use to ensure ingredients are well mixed. Store this in a dry, cool place.
Use 4 Tablespoons of the mix in recipes in place of 1 packet of onion soup mix.
Note: I will often double this recipe to make sure I have plenty on hand. Costco is a great place to get the spices – especially the chopped onion as this recipe uses a lot of it.
Now we’re ready to make Hamburgers!
Paleo Onion Soup Hamburgers
- 1 lb grassfed ground beef
- 3-4 Tbsp onion soup mix
Note: we usually double this recipe in our house
In a large bowl, combine ground beef with onion soup mix — this works best if you mix by hand. Form into 1/4″ thick patties in whatever size you prefer.
My 8 year old daughter loves doing this step and will make a variety of sizes for the variety of appetites in our house.
After handling the raw meat, be sure to wash hands thoroughly.
Now it’s time to grill those suckers. How? I dunno, that’s my husband’s domain. However, I found a great tutorial on the web.
Check out The Grilling Companion’s Guide to Grilling Hamburgers. His advice seems sound … except for the part about the bun.
Once you’ve got your burgers grilled up, it’s time to add some yummy toppings and sides.
Skip the bun and the (sugar-laden) ketchup and try some of these options:
Paleo Burger Toppings
- Salsa — Restaurant Style or Pineapple Salsa are our favorites
- Avocado Slices
- Grilled Onions
- Sauteed Mushrooms
- Raw Onions
- Grilled Pineapple
If you feel the need for a bun, you can wrap it in a lettuce wrap — we usually just slather on the toppings and eat with a fork. Another idea: make two baby burgers and use them as your “bun” and fill the inside with yummy toppings.
Here are some of the ways we’ve enjoyed hamburgers this past year:
What’s your favorite way to fix up hamburgers?