3 Quick & Easy Meals for the Busy Holidays - Episode 3: Umami Burgers

 

Umami Burgers

INGREDIENTS:

1 tbsp of coconut oil

2/3 pound mushrooms, cut in quarters

3/4 cup sliced onions

2 tsp of fine sea salt

1 3/4 tsp of ground black pepper

1 1/3 pounds 80% lean ground beef

Lettuce (for serving)

Pickles, Avocado mayo, sauerkraut, for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

2.)  Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.  Fry the mushrooms and onions until the mushrooms are soft.  Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and remove from the pan.

3.)  Place the ground beef in a mixing bowl and add salt and pepper.  Using your hands, mix and then form meat into four 3/4 inch thick patties.  Season the outsides of the patties with the remaining salt and pepper.

4.)  Fry the burgers on both sides in the pan over medium-high heat until cooked.  Remove from pan and set aside.

5.)  Serve the burgers on the lettuce leaves, if desired add the avocado mayo or thousand island dressing, fried mushrooms and onions and sauerkraut.  Garnish plate with pickles.  Best served fresh!

Dairy Free Thousand Island Dressing (a.k.a "big mac sauce"):

Ingredients:

3/4 cup mayo

1/4 cup chopped dill pickles

1/4 cup tomato sauce

1/8 fine ground sea salt

1/8 tsp fish sauce

How to:

Place all the ingredients in a jar with a lid, cover and shake until smooth.  Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.  Shake well before using.

Enjoy!

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