My fav LCHF meal – burgers!

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The LCHF burger – prepared by Chef Craig Rodger, shot by #ScottieTPhoto

People keep asking me what my favourite LCHF meal is. I’m a simple sort of guy, and this is a simple sort of meal. The bunless burger. I love them – fresh ingredients and a meal that fills you up, and the whole family eats quite happily (I have three boys aged 5, 12, and 14). It’s cool that a burger tastes even better without the bun.

We’re working on our What the Fat? Sports Permanence book.  It’s all about being “Leaner, Fitter, Faster on Low-Carb, Healthy-Fat, and switching on fat burning to unlock your potential. In fact, we are handing in the manuscript today for a December 1st launch on Amazon Kindle. That’s menat a chance for Chef Craig Rodger and photographer Scottie T to do their thing with LCHF food. So here’s my favourite, thanks Craig!

Lettuce bun burger

Prep time: 15 minutes, Cook time: 15 minutes, Carb count:: Not much, Serves: 4

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Frying pans
  • Mixing bowls

Ingredients – For the patties

  • Onion 1
  • Mince (beef, chicken, lamb etc. will work well) 500g – check pack weights or ask your butcher
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Ingredients – For the toppings

  • Red or brown onion 1
  • Mushrooms 6 – 8
  • Tomato 1
  • Avocado 1 or 2 depending on size
  • Iceberg lettuce 1

Method

Chop the onions and cook on a medium heat in a frying pan until they are soft. Let them cool for 5 minutes and add them to the raw minced meat. Mix well and add salt and pepper. Form patties with the mix, place the patties on a plate and refrigerate for at least 5 minutes to allow them to set.

Prepare the toppings for the burger: Chop the red onion, tomato and avocado. Slice the mushrooms and fry them in the oil until they have coloured slightly.

Cook the patties in a frying pan on a medium-high heat turning every 90 seconds, depending on how thick they are they should be cooked in about 6 – 8 minutes. Cut a medium sized iceberg lettuce in half and quickly rinse it before separating the leaves into individual burger “buns”.

Assemble the burgers by placing the cooked patty inside the lettuce and topping with the onions, tomatoes and avocado. You can also top your burgers with fried eggs, aioli (recipe available p…), bacon etc. or mostly any other topping you normally like to have on your burgers.

Author: Prof. Grant Schofield

I am Grant Schofield, Professor of Public Health at Auckland University of Technology and director of the university's Human Potential Centre (HPC) located at the Millennium Campus in Auckland, New Zealand. My research and teaching interests are in wellbeing and chronic disease prevention especially reducing the risk and eventual mortality and morbidity from obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. I live by the motto "be the best you can be" and have a strong commitment to peak performance in which I also do consulting work. I’ve been interested in human health and performance for my whole career. I started in psychology, went into sport and exercise psychology, then into public health, especially physical activity, then obesity. There have been some twists and turns along the way, which are the reasons for why I do what I do – you can read about those in my first blog entry. I want to know how we can be the best we can be. This crosses disciplines such as biology, medicine, pubic health, and productivity management. The cornerstones are nutrition, exercise, sleep, neuroscience, psychology and wellbeing. In my blog, I cover these topics under the broad heading of the Science of Human Potential.

5 thoughts on “My fav LCHF meal – burgers!”

  1. Hi made these tonight and used a white hamburger bin from matthews friends website which is for kids needing medical keto diets. Perfect bun and perfect patty
    Yum. .bacon egg..what the fat mayo..tomato and avo. Bliss

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