{Supper} Hamburgers with Caramelized Onions and Cilantro Lime Mayonnaise

One of Michael’s favorite meals is the classic American hamburger. The only problem is this particular food can be a recipe for disaster. A white bun made with refined flour and lots of additives, meat that contains numerous growth hormones and antibiotics, and the high fructose corn syrup condiments are all potentially harmful to our bodies. I’m not talking high calorie count here (believe me, my recipe is still rather fattening), I’m talking about  the potential harmful qualities of what has been put into our food before we consume it, or even buy it. Just the thought of all the extra additives makes me never want to eat a burger again.

However, there is good news! With just a few simple changes, burgers can be back on the menu! Build your burger from local beef, whole wheat bread made with organic, sprouted grains, fresh tomatoes and lettuce from the farmer’s market, and carefully selected condiments. These choices make it possible to eat hamburgers again. This meal can go from catastrophe back to classic in no time. Oh, and don’t forget about those Cajun Roasted French Fries!

Ingredients for the patty:

  • 1 lb. local beef
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh basil, chopped
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • salt and pepper
  1. Brush grill pan with olive oil and heat until smoking.
  2. Combine all ingredients in bowl until well mixed.
  3. Shape meat into desired burger size.
  4. Place two at a time on grill pan. Grill each side 4-5 minutes.

(I should note that I usually add an organic egg to my hamburger meat to keep the patties from falling apart. I was out of eggs this time, so I just left it out. The patties did just fine and did not crumble like I expected them to.)

Ingredients for the onions:

  • 1 1/2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp organic butter
  • 1 tbsp local honey
  • salt and pepper
  1. Heat butter in saute pan until hot.
  2. Add onions, season with salt and pepper, and let sweat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add honey to onions. Continue stirring while letting the onions get tender and brown around the edges, about 20 minutes total.

Ingredients for the mayo:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (find the brand with the least possible amount of ingredients, mine only has 8 and sugar is not one of them)
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp local honey
  • 1 tbsp dried cilantro
  1. Mix all ingredients in small bowl. Shmear the inside of each bun.

(all recipes my own)

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2 thoughts on “{Supper} Hamburgers with Caramelized Onions and Cilantro Lime Mayonnaise

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