Beef Burgers with Caramelised Fennel

Mmmmm burgers. This was our wild Saturday night in. Beer & burgers…. Actually there was no beer but we did drink kombucha out of wine glasses so we really cut loose. I tend to do burgers the same way I do pizza & sushi… With waaayyyyyyy too much filling so it all ends up all over me, plate, floor table…. But that’s cool, that’s why we have a dog, it’s a mobile vacuum cleaner.

You can add whatever burger fillings you like, you can se eggplant as your bun if you are after a lower carb option or totally cut loose & use sweet potato. Either way is delicious.

Fennel-
1 lge bulb fennel, thinly sliced (you can use red onion if you prefer)
1 tbs ghee, butter or coconut oil
1 tbs honey
1 tsp cinnamon
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Pinch salt

Meat Patties-
1 kg ground grassfed beef
1 cup chopped parsley
1 tsp dried oregano (or a good dose of fresh)
Pinch salt & pepper
2 eggs

Buns-
2 lge eggplants or sweet potato sliced in 1.5cm rounds
You can use lettuce as your bun instead if you like

For your buns- line a baking tray with baking paper & bake the eggplant/sweet potato on 170C until cooked through. Remove & allow to cool.

For the patties- add everything to a big bowl, mix well with your hands, shape into patties & cook on the BBQ or in a frypan.

For the fennel- Heat the ghee in a frypan until melted, add fennel (or onion) & sauté until soft, add remaining ingredients & mix through well then remove from heat.

Layer up your burgers with whatever else you like, we did bacon, spinach, tomato & avocado. They were so big we couldn’t fit them in our mouth. Good times.

4 thoughts on “Beef Burgers with Caramelised Fennel

  1. nic says:

    At the risk of sounding too cheeky, what are the chances of snagging nutritional info with with your recipes? So many amazing recipes here and definitely some favourites. You should publish.

  2. Ha Nic I would say the chances of that are slim to none 😉 You can plug the info into ‘my fitness pal’ if you want the breakdown.

  3. nic says:

    No worries, worth an ask and definitely will plug more of your recipes in. I have a few favourites that I keep coming back to and cycle in a meal plan but will have to keep adding to them.

  4. Thanks for stopping by the blog 😉

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