Cheese and Chive Burgers

makes 2 large burgers

INGREDIENTS

  • 500 grams grass-fed beef mince
  • handful chives, chopped
  • 1 small free range egg,
  • 1 tbsp. parmesan
  • 1 tbsp. almond meal*
  • pinch of sea salt and pepper

*oat bran will also work very well, but contains gluten. So you may want to avoid if you eat a gluten-free diet.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cheese and Chive Burgers1) Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and mix together thoroughly. Then separate into two separate patties, flattening them on a chopping board and moulding the edges to make two large burgers.

 

2) You can cook them either in a pan, under a grill, or in a George Foreman grill.

 

Tip: Serve with a slice of organic parmesan, some lettuce and raw red onion slices. If muscle gain is your priority, feel free to add a multi-grain (or gluten-free) burger bun

 

HEALTH BENEFITS – Jack’s comment:

The primary ingredients in these burgers are beef mince and egg. And yes, both contain saturated fat and cholesterol. But in the context of a well-balanced diet, this isn’t unhealthy.

 

In fact, cholesterol is needed for a great many physiological processes, including sex hormone production and brain health. Perhaps that’s why many vegetarians and vegans have less vitality than meat-eaters, but that’s just an anecdotal supposition, and no offence is meant. Another reason may be the heme iron found in beef which is far better absorbed than the non-heme iron found in vegetables. As well as this, between these two food sources, you secure intake of: vitamin B12, zinc, selenium, omega 3s, choline, and all the fat-soluble vitamins.

 

Another cool thing is that if you follow this recipe, these burgers are completely gluten-free, which is hard to come by these days – most store-bought burgers and sausages use some form of wheat as a binding agent.

 

Note: one caveat to consumption of animal fats is the quality of the food source. Remember that ‘fat’ is where toxins are stored. Therefore, consumption of fat from a healthy animal (i.e. grass fed beef mince and organic free range eggs) is going to have a markedly different effect on our health than that from unhealthy, animals subject to abuse (i.e. grain/antibiotic fed cattle and caged chicken eggs).

Jack Galloway

Jack Galloway

Jack Galloway is a pioneer of health within the context of the 21st century, specialising in holistic health programmes and body transformation programmes. He has an extensive skill base in nutrition, exercise physiology and functional medicine, and has helped hundreds of clients transform their health and physiques.
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