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Perfect Paleo Burger Recipe

Paleo Burger

The Civilized Caveman, George Bryant, has a dish you’ll have to put to the test. There are lots of burger recipes out there…maybe this one really is the best! Is this the perfect paleo burger? It sure sounds good! If this one doesn’t do it for you, visit The Civilized Caveman for more outstanding paleo burger recipes.

RECIPE AUTHOR: George Bryant (The Civilized Caveman)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Serves: 3

USWM Shopping List: Grassfed 75% Lean Ground Beef


Paleo Burger

PHOTO CREDIT: George Bryant/The Civilized Caveman


For the burgers:


  1.     1 pound ground beef
  2.     ¼ medium red onion, minced
  3.     1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  4.     1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  5.     salt and pepper, to taste

For those who like to experiment, here are a few change ups to try. Instead of using the 75% ground beef:


For the shoestring parsnip fries:


  1.     2 medium parsnips, peeled
  2.     ½ cup (100 grams) coconut oil, melted


Garnish with:


  1.     sliced red onions
  2.     ¾ cup (180 mL) Avocado Mousse
  3.     romaine hearts
  4.     shoestring parsnip fries (from above)




  1.     In a medium mixing bowl, mix together all of the ingredients for the burgers without overworking the meat.
  2.     Divide meat into 3 equal portions and form into ½-inch (12-mm)-thick patties. Use your thumb to make an indentation in the center of each burger. Set aside.
  3.     Using a spiral slicer or julienne slicer, cut the parsnips into strings.
  4.     Preheat a grill to medium-high heat, and preheat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  5.     Once grill is hot, place the burgers on the grill and close the lid. Cook 6 minutes.
  6.     While the burgers are cooking, add the coconut oil to the saucepan. Test the oil by placing one parsnip shoestring in the oil to ensure the oil bubbles. Add the parsnips to the oil and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until golden brown. When the parsnips finish cooking, place them on a paper towel−lined plate to drain.
  7.     Flip the burgers and cook for 2 to 3 minutes for medium-rare, or until desired doneness. Remove the burgers from grill and let rest for 5 to 7 minutes.
  8.     To assemble the burgers, place each on a bed of lettuce and top with sliced red onions, ¼ cup (60 mL) avocado mousse, and parsnip fries.




Thanks to The Civilized Caveman for this outrageous paleo burger recipe!

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.