Fun-Burgers!

Fun-Burger!!

Last night’s dinner, if anything, was pure fun.  The boys did most of the work as I supervised and the mess was nothing short of epic!  I should have taken a picture of the “aftermath” but as I stated on my Facebook page last night, life’s too short to do anything but embrace the craziness!  I wouldn’t call this post a recipe but more of an idea of how to get the kids involved and an example that the typical Monday night paleo burger can be just about anything but boring!  What can your family come up with?

Fun-Burgers!

2 lbs grass fed ground beef

Sea salt, black pepper, and garlic powder to taste

5 eggs, fried

10 bacon strips

4 sweet potatoes, grated

1 pound of broccoli florets

Coconut flour drop biscuits

Lettuce mix, sliced dill pickles and tomato slices

Mix the ground beef and spices together and form into hamburger patties and set aside. Fry the bacon, remove from the pan and set aside.  Shred the sweet potatoes in a food processor or with a cheese grater.  Fry the grated sweet potatoes in some of the bacon grease.  While the sweet potatoes are cooking, pan fry your burgers, about 4 minutes per side.  Remove the burgers from the pan, set aside and fry the eggs in some grass fed butter or coconut oil.  Of course you should have several children helping with all stages of the process and somehow in the middle of the above madness, mix up and bake some of the coconut flour drop biscuits and throw the broccoli on a cookie sheet, drizzle with coconut oil and bake at 400 with the biscuits for about the same amount of time.

My kids stacked up their Fun-burgers like towers and dove in! Little Rowan wanted his burger deconstructed and ate all of his burger parts separately.  The point is, good food never has to be boring and getting the kiddos involved, although sometimes hectic and messy is well worth the extra few minutes spent cleaning up and the memories of being together and having fun will last a lifetime.

Enjoy!!

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Comments

  1. says

    Eating Paleo has required us to be adventurous with mealtime. It occurred to me how we often eat the same things over and over but that eating can be so much more and varied than we sometimes allow!

  2. brandon says

    Hey Sarah,
    if there is one could you post a link to the coconut flour drop biscuits? always looking for coconut recipes. thanks!

  3. says

    Hi-

    Great looking burgers. Having recently cut out dairy and eating low carb for the last 6 months, Paleo seems to just make a lot of sense to me.

    When’s your cookbook coming out?

  4. Mary says

    This was insane! I think we’ve broken our record for number of dishes needed to be washed after this meal, but it was completely worth it! Sooo incredibly tasty.

  5. Linda says

    Just wanted to pass on this yummy cauli-rice recipe. So tasty with your green curry chicken on top!
    1 head cauliflower
    olive oil
    garlic
    salt & pepper
    Throw the cauliflower florets in the food processor (a little at a time) until it is finely chopped up. It almost looks like rice. Heat some olive oil or coconut oil in a large frying pan, add garlic and onions or whatever spices you like. Add the ground up cauliflower and saute for about 5-8 minutes. So delicious, and has the same sort of consistency as rice.

  6. says

    I will definitely be trying those coconut flour drop biscuits – great idea for build your own burgers when you need something more than a lettuce wrap!

  7. says

    How do you handle the food situation when your boys either have friends over or go to a friend’s house? What do you tell the other parents?

  8. Rainbow says

    Dear Sarah!
    I discovered your blog recently and I just had to say: your kids are so incredibly cute! You seem to be having alot of fun with them. I want to be a mom like you later :)
    Thanks for your great blog and for the inspiration!

  9. Hazel says

    Sarah – I’m curious what brand of bacon you use. I’m having trouble finding bacon without added sugar (cane sugar or brown sugar). Is there such a thing?

    • says

      I’ve found that good butchers can provide — I’ve got one in town that can do it for sure, another that I honestly haven’t asked (but their chorizo is pretty clean — meat and spices, basically). Find one and ask, and if they can’t provide it, maybe they can direct you to a local provider — I’ve got all sorts of farms around here I could go to to find it, and some that come from farther up the island to hit the weekly market.

      Mind you, I live (literally) on the side of a mountain, but I think that just means in a city you have more butchers, yes?

      • Hazel says

        Thanks, Lacey! That’s the kind I usually buy and was surprised when I saw the sugar in the ingredient list.

    • Sarah says

      Hi Hazel,
      I’m all over the place with my bacon! I sometimes buy it from our farmers market, sometimes there’s a guy at my CSA who is selling pasture raised pork, and sometimes I but share of pork from a friend of ours who raises hogs, and often I buy if from our local butcher or from Trader Joe’s. I think it’s really hard to find bacon that has zero sugar but typically it’s a very small amount and as long as you are not living off of bacon, I wouldn’t worry about it too much. Hope that helps!

  10. dustin says

    Saw this today and had it tonight. Good stuff. My girlfriend and I have not done anything paleo, but we’re researching and slowing using up all of our “bad foods” and getting ready to dive in next week. This was a fun way for us to both say, “this won’t be bad”. Love the site!

  11. Claudia says

    I just recently plunged into the paleo lifesytle and I tried your fun burger recipe last night and it was amazing! My husband had a taste and he thought it was amazing (and he’s a trained CIA chef!). I look forward to checking your blog for new healthy ways to eat!

  12. Hope says

    I just made a batch of the coconut flour drop biscuits and they are so good. I had one with some almond butter … Unbelievably tasty! Thanks for sharing. Do you use honey in yours? I used a small amount of organic grade B maple syrup (not the 1/4c the recipe calls for). I’m just wondering.

    Ps love your podcast!

  13. Tammy says

    Made these with the family tonight and it was a HIT! The kids had so much fun helping make them and then ate enough to feed an army! :-) Am loving the recipes on your site. Thank you.
    Tammy

  14. Lisa says

    Hey Sarah! Made these tonite and loved ‘em!! I was really excited about the drop biscuits until I checked on them …aack! they all turned into one big blob! Not sure what went wrong :( but still made the best of it and just used a cookie cutter. Fabulous! Love your site a lot, made a ton of things and its really, really helped me transition my family into eating Paleo! Thanks for the dedication!

    Lisa

  15. Susan says

    After taking a bite of the drop biscuits, my husbands says,”Are these macaroons? Scones? Pancakes? Oh, I don’t care what they are. They’re awesome!” My son said, “How much dinner do I have to eat before I can have one?” He didn’t believe me when I told him they were PART of dinner. SO GOOD!

  16. says

    YUM! Had these tonight and I have to say it was by far one of the most satisfying meals I’ve had since we’ve transitioned to paleo. Deeeelicious!! A keeper for sure!

      • says

        Made this again on Friday night. The kids really got a kick out of stacking everything up and eating however they wanted to. I also made the biscuits with coconut butter. OMG….YUM.
        I really can’t wait for your book to arrive. I’m getting so many great ideas from your site on how to transition my family of 6 to eating paleo. So far, it’s been great! Thanks again!!

  17. Lindsay says

    Made these on Tuesday night for my hubby and I. We LOVED them! I bought my own copy of Everyday Paleo today and wan’t wait for it to arrive!

    Thanks for everything you do Sarah!

  18. Adam says

    Wow! Amazing! Stacked with everything… bacon, egg, avocado, sweet potato, all atop a coconut drop biscuit. Couldn’t have been better!

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