makes 2 large burgers
- 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.
1) 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).