Hi guys! I’m finally back to blogging after a long hiatus. A huge thanks to Katie who has been holding down the Whole Health Hacks fort these past few weeks with amazing new recipes (hint: check out the Thai Chicken Meatballs if you haven’t already…to die for!!).
As you may know, I’ve been in process of relocating to Portland from San Francisco. I’ve moved several times the past few years (including several cross country moves from Ohio to California), but this one has been extra exhausting. In between scheduling movers, packing, loading up the cats and driving up the west coast, I’ve been trying my best to stick to a mostly paleo diet while on-the-go. Luckily, Portland has an amazing food selection so it hasn’t been too hard. The local grocery chain, New Seasons Market, has every paleo product I could ever imagine (seriously, the products rival Thrive Market!), and all of the local restaurants have gluten free and allergen-friendly options.
Of course, while I love the fact that I can easily pick up a grab & go meal from the local market, I have been craving home cooked meals. I had time this weekend to sneak in a homemade burger night and these Bunless Hawaiian Burgers were the result! Topped with roasted pineapple, pan fried bacon, and spicy guac, this delicious meal just might be my new favorite. Enjoy!
- 1 pound of grass fed ground beef
- 1 pineapple, sliced into spears
- 4 slices of bacon
- 1 avocado
- 1 lime
- 1 tsp of Frank's Red Hot
- 4 tbsp of ghee
- Pinch of sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 375 F.
- Begin by prepping the pineapple. Toss the pineapple spears in 2 tbsp of ghee and a pinch of sea salt. Put into a ziploc bag and set aside to marinate.
- Next, prepare the burgers. Knead the ground beef into four 1/4 pound burger patties.
- For the stove top -- cook the burgers in 2 tbsp of ghee in a large pan over medium heat. (Or if preferred, grill the burgers to taste.)
- While the burgers are cooking to perfection, take the pineapple spears out of the bag and put onto a roasting pan. Cook in the oven for 15 minutes, until juicy. (Note: The pineapples would also taste great on the grill.)
- Once the burgers and pineapple are done, fry the bacon. To make less of a mess, use the same pan that you cooked the burgers in.
- Finally, prepare the spicy guacamole. Mash one avocado, the juice of one lime, 1 tsp of Frank's Red Hot (or more, depending on preference), and a pinch of sea salt together in one bowl.
- Top the burger with pineapple, bacon, and spicy guac. Enjoy!
- Tip: If you don't have a roasting pan handy, you can craft one out of aluminum foil. Use at least two layers of large, rectangular pieces and fold up the sides to make a "pan."