Father’s Day is coming up so I really wanted to make something geared to the boys (although I suppose burgers show no gender!). Anyway, my Savory Zucchini-Olive Loaf came out yummy, so I thought I’d tweak it and try to make a bun…and it worked!
3/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup almond meal
1T xanthan gum
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp onion flakes
1 tsp garlic powder
1 stick of organic butter
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In first bowl, stir the dry ingredients: coconut flour, almond meal, xanthan gum, salt, onion flakes and garlic powder. In a second bowl, whisk eggs and cooled melted butter. Combine ingredients in both bowls.
Divide mixture into fourths (about a 1/2 cup each). Using 1/2 cup scooper, dip a portion of the “sticky” mixture and plop down on the parchment paper (It almost has the consistency of a large drop cookie). Do this four times. Use a spoon to shape it like a bun and to somewhat smooth the top.
Bake for 40 minutes. Set aside.
1 lb ground beef
1T fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup green pepper, finely diced
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 cup almond meal
Thoroughly mix ingredients. If you don’t mind getting down and dirty, use your hands ~ I think this works best. Form into four patties. Grill until desired doneness.
Top burger with a thick slice of tomato, lettuce and a big dollop of guacamole.