One of January’s challenges is keeping on the Whole 30 while feeding the rest of my family.
They love me, but they will not participate in any such thing.
It’s totally cool.
I get to eat burgers like these.
We get around the meals with food like Whole 30 HJ Burgers. I eat these meat patties wrapped in butter lettuce with onions, bacon and mayo. They eat these burgers with delicious hamburger buns and Zesties. We’re all happy.
1 pound hamburger
1/2 pound pork sausage
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1 tsp kosher salt
Mix the garlic salt, seasoning salt, kosher salt and pepper in a small bowl.
Crack and beat the egg in another small bowl until blended.
Cut 12 pieces of wax paper into pieces roughly 8×8 inches square.
Wash your hands.
Unwrap the meat onto a large cutting board.
Squish the meat together, add the garlic salt and pepper and seasoning salt and the egg.
Continue to smoosh together with your hands.
Create a shape unlike any found in nature and laugh and weep at the same time.
Scoop into snowball sized balls. I can make 10 of them.
How many can you make?
Squish meat balls to a thickness somewhere between 1/2 and 1 inch.
Stack the hamburgers in between the pieces of wax paper.
Put the hamburgers in the refrigerator while you pull the rest of the fixins together — wash the lettuce (dry it too), slice tomato and onions, frizzle the bacon.
Heat a cast iron skillet (we use this griddle from Lodge) over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes.
Cook each burger for about 3 minutes per side. You can do this on any flat pan-like surface.
For the rest of my family, I add the cheese after I flip the burgers.
For me, I go cheeseless.
It’s a sacrifice I make for one month, every year.
Then we toast the buns that I won’t eat and I serve the burgers with all the fixins.
So, what are you eating by the end of January? Any new foods in your rotation? Any tips for lettuce wrap burgers? Tell me these things.