Grain-Free Paleo Burgers

This recipe makes a great weeknight dinner because preparation and cooking time are so quick.  It makes a great year-round option -- the burgers can be cooked on the grill or in a pan on the stove top. Serve them wrapped in lettuce with all of your favorite vegetable toppings. Add sweet potato fries and a side salad to round out the meal.

Try low carb, high protein Paleo burgers 

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12-15 minutes


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1/4 medium red onion, diced
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 fresh tomato, sliced
  • 1 head of butter lettuce
  • 1 avocado, sliced


  1. In a large bowl combine ground beef or turkey, red onion, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  2. Use your hands to form the mixture into 4 patties.
  3. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties and cook 3 minutes, turn and cook an additional 3 minutes, continue turning every 3 minutes (adjusting heat as needed to prevent burning or sticking) for a total of 12 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. 
  4. Place a tomato and avocado slices on burger and wrap in two lettuce leaves.

Makes 4 servings.

Grain Free Paleo Burgers


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