Whoever originally came up with the idea of pairing bacon with burgers was a genius. It’s a combination made in culinary heaven! Of course, you’ve always got to fight with the bacon to keep it from sliding off the burger. Chef George Bryant has solved this dilemma; Grind the bacon into the burger…more genius! Or, instead of grinding the bacon, just add our diced pork bacon to the mix.
Grill these bad boys for a summertime treat, serve with George’s Sweet Potato Mash, and you may have to sell tickets for dinner. These Paleo Bacon Beef Burgers are destined for greatness!
Recipe Author: George Bryant/Civilized Caveman
prep time: 15 mins
cook time: 30 mins
total time: 45 mins
yield = 4
USWM Shopping List: Grass-fed Ground Beef, Diced Bacon, Grass-fed Butter
PHOTO CREDIT: George Bryant/Civilized Caveman Cooking
Bacon Beef Burgers
1 lb ground beef (if you can’t get grass fed get LEAN meat, bacon has all the fat you need)
1 lb raw diced bacon
2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
Sweet Potato Mash
4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 cup toasted pecans, crushed
1/4 cup coconut milk
2 tbsp grassfed butter (optional)
2 tbsp cinnamon
dash of cloves
USWM Diced Sugar-Free Bacon
Instructions for Bacon Burgers & Sweet Potato Mash
Bacon Beef Burgers
- Put your ground beef in a mixing bowl and grind your bacon into the bowl or hand mix it in
- Using your hands, mix the beef and diced bacon together until everything is evenly incorporated
- Now add all of your remaining burger ingredients and mix well with your hands and then form into four 1/2 lb patties. They will shrink so this will be the perfect size
- Once formed, let them sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes which is a perfect time to knock out your sweet potatoes
- Once ready, preheat your grill and go to town. Cook the burgers to an internal temp of 165 degrees which at 400-450 should take 20-25 minutes
Sweet Potato Mash
- Boil your sweet potatoes in a pot of water until fork tender
- Drain from water and add them to a mixing bowl or stand mixer
- Add your grassfed butter and bury it in the potatoes to let it start melting and then add all the rest of your remaining ingredients
- Mix well with a hand mixer, or hand mash them, or go to town with your stand mixer, and let it do all the work
- Once everything is mixed, serve
See the original recipe at The Civilized Caveman.
***VERY IMPORTANT, YOU MUST COOK THESE BURGERS TO AN INTERNAL TEMPERATURE OF 165 DEGRESS FARENHEIT BECAUSE OF THE BACON. Trust me if you eat your stuff rare or whatever it will not bother you with these, don’t get sick*** ***You need to stay close to your grill, with all the bacon fat dripping it can easily cause some large flareups and that will burn your burgers and have them raw in the middle. These will take 20-25 minutes to cook and you need to be close the whole time***
Meet The Chef
Thanks to The Civilized Caveman, George Bryant, for another delicious dish!
George Bryant is a professional Husband, Bonus Dad and family man. He is also the New York Times Best-Selling author of The Paleo Kitchen and creator of the wildly popular Paleo food blog “Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations.” After spending the first 20-something years of his life in a constant battle with his weight, and then nearly losing both his legs while on deployment as a US Marine, George took matters into his own hands and began his own Paleo-journey. What started as a simple place to post recipes for friends, has since turned into an award-winning food blog. After being in the Marines for 12 years, George has since been medically separated and is enjoying working full time creating delicious Paleo recipes, while hoping to change as many lives for the better by making REAL food recipes simple and tasty.