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
- 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
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.