Bacon-Wrapped Herb Burgers

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If you want to take your burger recipe to the next level, try wrapping it in bacon. The bacon not only gives this burger a delicious flavor, but it keeps the burger moist so it doesn’t dry out. It’s also a very versatile burger recipe that’s Whole30, keto and Paleo-approved. If you’re not a huge fan of herbs, feel free to swap the herbs for delicious spices like cumin, chili, paprika, and turmeric.

Bacon-Wrapped Herb Burgers

Makes 6

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 pounds of organic, grass-fed ground beef or lamb
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 spring onion, chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, grated (roughly 3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup fresh sage, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed*
  • 12 long pastured bacon slices (chemical- and preservative-free)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Add the beef, salt, onion, grated zucchini, sage, thyme leaves and garlic to a bowl and mix everything together until evenly combined.
  3. Divide the mixture into 6 even portions and use your hands to mold them into 6 burger patties.
  4. Now get 2 bacon slices and lay them flat on top of each other to create a cross. Place one of the burger patties in the middle of the bacon cross and wrap the bacon around the burger patty as best you can.
  5. Repeat this step for the remaining burger patties.
  6. Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Cook the bacon burgers on all sides evenly until the bacon is cooked through.
  7. When the burgers are ready, place them onto a lined baking tray and then into the oven to ensure the middle of the burger is cooked through. This may take 15 minutes or so.
  8. When they’re ready, remove them from the oven.
  9. Serve with a side salad, your choice of roasted veggies or steamed veggies, avocado or a poached egg.

Nutrition Information per serving:

  • Calories: 396
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Total Sugar: 0.5g
  • Fat: 22g
  • Protein: 42g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sodium: 830mg
  • Iron: 20mg
  • Potassium: 491mg

Note on suspect ingredients: Garlic is in the suspect category of the Bulletproof Diet, because it inhibits alpha brain waves and could affect your mood – and depending on where you get it, could be moldy. For that reason, it’s not recommended that you eat garlic often.

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