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Curry Burgers


Buying 8 pounds of longhorn was a marvelous idea. Now, when I’m feelin like some lean red meat, all I do is mix them with different spices and make major muscle-building burgers. And they taste pretty fantastic. I found an Indian-inspired seasoning in Practical Paleo and then mixed in my own ingredients to make these burgers. Hope you give it a go!

Curry Burgers (makes 4 patties)

1 pound lean beef
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 T curry
1/2 T paprika
1/2 T cinnamon
Dash of sea salt and pepper

Mix it all in a bowl and cook on medium-high heat for about 4 minutes on each side. I like mine a little pink in the middle but if you want it cooked through more, feel free to leave it on the stove a bit longer. Serve with a side salad and enjoy!

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Note to self- time to step up my photography game. Need some new plates and place mats:)


Moroccan Burgers


Oh these were so yummy! This is one of Sarah Fragoso’s recipes and you can find it here or scroll down below:) I paired mine with fresh tomatoes, a sweet potato and sauteed onions and mushrooms.

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But really- paleo creations are the best.

Moroccan Burgers

1 lbs longhorn or ground beef
1 T finely chopped cilantro
1 T finely chopped Italian flat leaf parsley leaves
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon paprika and a pinch of cayenne pepper

Mix all of the above ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Form into burgers and pan fry for 4-5 minutes per side over medium heat for a medium burger or longer if you want it cooked through more. This make 4 patties!

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Tex-Mex Turkey Burger & Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

One of my favourite food bloggers, Jenna Weber from Eat, Live, Run, created a turkey burger recipe that she included in her first book White Jacket Required. I was lucky enough to meet Jenna at a book signing here in Austin a few weeks ago. Not only did she inspire me to be a better cook, she is also proof that following your heart is always the best choice. Even when your dreams may seem unachievable, go for it anyways because intuition is much better than reason.

Anyways, she includes a few really awesome recipes in her book but this one especially caught my eye.

I didn’t go as far as to make it a “girl’s night” dinner but I suppose this would make a good meal for roommates to whip up together or an easy dinner for the whole family. Or you could be like me and just make extras for the week and keep em to yourself;)

So as awesome as this recipe looks, I didn’t have some of the spices it called for, like cayenne, but I did have this bad boy which I think is even better.

I have no idea where I got this sadly but if you really want to try it out and can’t find it at your store, you can order it here. Otherwise, just use cayenne….but be prepared…you’ll be missing out on the “tex-mexiness” flavor of these Texas-inspired burgers! You may notice there are no measurements on the seasonings…I usually don’t measure them out. I just give a generous amount to the mixture until I think it’s enough flavor. Just go with your gut!


1.25 lbs extra lean ground turkey

1 egg

1 egg white

1 red bell pepper


 Chili powder

Tex-Mex Chipotle Seasoning


Thyme (optional)

Sea salt

1 medium sweet potato

Sandwich thins (optional)

Cooking Spray


For the sweet potatoes-

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice the sweet potato up into thin slices and spray the bottom of a baking pan with cooking spray. Disperse sweet potatoes on pan and sprinkle with sea salt and tex-mex chipotle seasoning. Spray top layer with cooking spray again, stick in the oven for 30 minutes, flipping over half-way.

For the burgers-

Cut up bell pepper into small pieces. Whisk the egg and egg white in a bowl. Combine turkey, bell pepper, eggs, sea salt, Tex-Mex Chipotle seasoning, chili powder, paprika, thyme and cayenne in a mixing bowl. When everything is evenly mixed, form 5 patties. (I only have 4 in the picture because there was no more room left on the skillet)

Cook each pattie in a nonstick skillet on medium heat for about 7 minutes on each side.

When cooked all the way through, take off the skillet and serve on a sandwich thin alongside your sweet potato fries. I like to top my burger with salsa but other delicious options would be tomatoes, lettuce, pepper jack cheese, black beans, and avocado!