Grassfed Cowgirl Burgers
GRASSFED COWGIRL BURGERS
FOOD AS MEDICINE:
Grassfed beef is rich in anti-inflammatory and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and CLAs and is free from added hormones and antibiotics found in conventionally raised animal products. For meats, eggs, dairy there are significant nutritional differences in pastured animal products resulting in increased amounts of CLAs, which are omega fatty acids with research supporting efficacy as cancer fighting, aiding in weight loss, and supporting insulin sensitivity to promote blood sugar regulation. These CLAs are found 5 times higher in pastured grass-fed products which are also higher in amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, and potassium, with 1/3-1/2 less fat and 1/3 less cholesterol than conventional products.
16oz Grassfed Beef
¼ cup shredded aged cheddar cheese
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped finely
2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
¼ tsp sea salt
½ tsp black pepper
optional: fried egg and avocado slices for serving
- Preheat the grill or a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Mix the grassfed beef, cheddar, jalapeno, bacon, sea salt and pepper in a medium bowl until well combined.
- Form the mixture into four patties and flatten with the palm of your hand. Grease the grill with coconut oil or ghee. Grill burgers for about 5 minutes, then flip and grill for another 3-5 minutes or until done to your liking. Allow to rest. Serve on butter lettuce with a fried egg or avocado slices, if desired.
Makes about 4 servings
Nutrition facts serving: 284 Calories, 20g Fat, 0g Carbohydrates, 25g Protein