It’s finally getting warmer outside and so we are firing up the grill as often as we can. I love grilling for so many reasons, but mostly because we get to enjoy the sunshine and the weather while keeping the kitchen clean and the house cool. While there are tons of things you can cook outside, I thought I would share my recipe for the classic item: burgers!
In order to make these a healthy meal, make sure you select the best quality meat that you can. 100% grass fed and finished ground beef is nutritionally superior to factory farmed meat. It had a higher ratio of good fat and minerals and tastes amazing as well. You can also select ground bison as your meat for another healthy option.
In addition to using a great meat, this recipe also uses ground flax seed as the binder to keep these burgers together. Flax seed is an excellent source of fiber and contains the Omega 3 fats that are often lacking in our diets. I hope you enjoy these as much as our family does!
- 1 lb of high quality ground beef or bison
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup ground flax meal
- 1 TBSP dried onion
Make sure the meat is completely thawed prior to beginning. In a large bowl, whisk the egg until it is well blended. Add the ground meat and mix together. Add in the ground flax and continue to mix until it is evenly distributed throughout the meat. Blend in the dried onion.
Separate the mixture into quarters. Roll 1/4 of the mixture into a ball, making sure that it is well pressed together. You can then either flatten the ball into a patty shape on wax paper, or use a patty shaper to create your burger patty. Continue this process for the rest of the meat.
Grill over medium heat for 3-5 minutes on one side, then flip and grill on the other side until you have reached the desired doneness.
These are great when served with grilled portobello mushrooms and a fun salad! Here’s a fun video of me making this recipe – full of bloopers and ametureness for your enjoyment.