Appetizers, Mains, Sides, Snacks

mini burgs

November 22, 2010

Trust me…you won’t even miss the bun!  Really…these burgers are so flavourful, you will want them to stand alone.  I have always been a meat lover (steak yummmm), but since zeroing in on my diet and increasing my workouts I have become a CRAZY CARNIVORE!!!  I can actually really notice that my body totally craves protein now…BIGTIME!

Preparing and cooking these tasty burgs are super easy and will satisfy those cravings ASAP.  To date, this is definately one of our favourite Paleo recipes.  When I made these the first time, I used lean ground beef and have since tried the same recipe with ground turkey.  Both turned out equally as delicious, it just depends on what you are in the mood for.  One thing is for sure…these little protein bites are definitely a PARTY in the mouth!

The next time I make these mini burgs, I am going to get more adventurous and experiment with elk, bison or maybe even wild boar~ who knows?  I am on a mission to investigate and check out some local butchers and farms to see what I can get my hands on!  Eaters BEWARE, these little stacks of goodness are highly addictive.  Bet you won’t be able to stop at 3 or 4 or 5…

mini burgs
Recipe Type: appetizer
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Yield: 4
  • 1 pound lean ground beef or other meat of choice
  • coconut or olive oil- for cooking
  • ¼ small onion- grated
  • ½ small zucchini- grated
  • ½ small carrot- grated
  • 2 cloves garlic- crushed
  • 3 tsp red curry paste ~*ISH
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ground pepper to taste
  1. heat oil in frying pan
  2. put meat of choice in a large mixing bowl
  3. grate onion, zucchini, carrot and garlic and combine
  4. add curry paste, ground cinnamon and pepper
  5. mix thoroughly- using your hands works best here
  6. form small balls with mixture and then flatten into mini patties
  7. cook on medium heat, alternating sides for 10-12 minutes or until cooked
  8. top with guacamole
  9. enjoy!

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  • TIM February 22, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Sounds and looks great. Can you also tell us what the side dish is. It also looks delicious?

    • Cindy Sexton February 22, 2011 at 4:38 pm

      @ tim – the side dish is basically sauteed mushrooms, red onion and red peppers in coconut oil. For extra flavour sprinkle with sea salt and pepper or other spices! enjoy!

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  • Nathan June 17, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    I used bison and was really good, much better than when I made w/regular ground beef.

    • Cindy Sexton June 18, 2011 at 12:46 pm

      MMMM…sounds fab! I love bison too!

  • Kevin January 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Hey Cindy I was directed to your site from The Foodee Project and Crossfit Nexus’ web page… I just made these this afternoon and they were delicious!! I love the flavors of the Curry Paste and the Cinnamon, so good! I will definitely be bookmarking your page!

    • Cindy Sexton January 9, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      hi there kevin! that is fabulous…and THANK YOU!!! i am really glad that you enjoyed them…and thanks for reminding me that i should make those again soon! HAHA!! cheers…

  • TimJ January 9, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Used turkey and yellow curry powder (hot) and an egg to the mix. Fantastic!

    • Cindy Sexton January 10, 2012 at 7:50 pm

      OH MY! sounds great…I will have to trip your variation!! thanks for sharing.

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  • candy August 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    What kind of curry paste did you use? (Brand?)

    • Cindy August 1, 2012 at 9:10 pm

      oh gosh! good question…it has been awhile since we have made this exact recipe. having said that…i can picture the jar that i used, but can’t remember the name. next time i am in the health food store…i will check the brand for you! sorry!!

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