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The Perfect Burger Recipe (Paleo, Gluten-Free)

What makes The Perfect Burger? Check out this recipe to get the low down on how to construct your own Perfect Burger! Paleo-friendly.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Beef, Gluten-Free, Paleo
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 785 kcal


For the Burgers:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 medium red onion minced
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Shoestring Parsnip Fries:

  • 2 medium parsnips peeled
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted

Garnish With:

  • Sliced red onions
  • Avocado mousse also from the cookbook
  • Romaine hearts
  • Shoestring parsnip fries from above


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together all of the ingredients for the burgers without overworking the meat.
  2. Divide meat into 3 equal portions and form into ½-inch thick patties. Use your thumb to make an indentation in the center of each burger. Set aside.

  3. Using a spiral slicer or julienne slicer, cut the parsnips into strings.
  4. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat, and preheat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  5. Once grill is hot, place the burgers on the grill and close the lid. Cook 6 minutes.
  6. While the burgers are cooking, add the coconut oil to the saucepan. Test the oil by placing one parsnip shoestring in the oil to ensure the oil bubbles. Add the parsnips to the oil and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until golden brown. When the parsnips finish cooking, place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  7. Flip the burgers and cook for 2 to 3 minutes for medium-rare, or until desired doneness. Remove the burgers from grill and let rest for 5 to 7 minutes.
  8. To assemble the burgers, place each on a bed of lettuce and top with sliced red onions, ¼ cup avocado mousse, and parsnip fries.

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Nutrition Facts
The Perfect Burger Recipe (Paleo, Gluten-Free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 785 Calories from Fat 603
% Daily Value*
Fat 67g103%
Saturated Fat 43g215%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 169mg7%
Potassium 821mg23%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin C 18.2mg22%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.