Burger and fries are iconic and delicious, but the bun and French fries are problematic for the paleo diet. Give this fast food favorite a complete makeover resulting in a lower-fat, low-carb and nutrient-dense dish. Use lean bison meat for the patty and eliminate carbs with an iceberg lettuce wrap. Serve these burgers with crunchy kale chips instead of calorie and fat-laden French fries or macaroni.
- Add the bison, tomato paste, cumin, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper to the onion mixture, and stir to combine. Form into four 1-inch-thick burgers. Place the skillet back over high heat, add the burgers and cook until an instant read thermometer registers 160 degrees F, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and rest the burgers for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Place each patty in a lettuce leaf, then top with tomato slices, shaved red onion and 2 teaspoons of the spicy aioli; wrap the burgers in the lettuce and serve with kale chips.
If you are not concerned with carbs, this goes well with Confetti Macaroni and buns like in the video.
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