Paleo-Friendly Meals: Fajita Burgers

I feel like I am forever cooking, especially on Sundays. I’m not complaining – because I love to cook and eat fresh food – but sometimes I exhaust myself looking for something new and yummy to cook. I’m pretty adventurous with my meals and don’t mind trying new things, but my mom is a different story. She’ll usually eat whatever I cook, but the following recipe is one of her favorites. It’s a dressed up version of a classic AND it’s Paleo-friendly. What more could you ask for?DSCF1288These fajita burgers are fantastic for workweek lunches because they reheat and travel well. Let’s get to it!DSCF1220Gather your ingredients: coconut oil, red onion, bell pepper, egg, fresh cilantro, garlic, cumin, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, s&p.DSCF1227By the way, this is what my kitchen table looks like every Sunday.  A hot mess of everything, but never without my Starbucks! 😉
DSCF1260Start by chopping the red onion and bell pepper. You can use part of a red and green pepper if you prefer, but I like to guy the oddly colored peppers at the farmer’s market because they are so charmingly different (and cheap!). DSCF1264Melt coconut oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and peppers and sauté until soft – about 7 minutes. DSCF1266Transfer the onions and peppers to a bowl and let cool.

DSCF1262In a large bowl, combine the ground beef with all the spices, cilantro, and egg.
DSCF1263Combine the mixture with your hands and be sure not to over mix. This will make your meat tough. 
DSCF1272Once your vegetables have cooled, fold into the meat mixture. DSCF1273Melt coconut oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat. Now depending on how precise you are, you can either pre-divide your meat into six equal parts OR you can walk on the wild side and just spoon it as you go. This is your path diverging in the woods, people. No matter which way you go, you’ll still get the same result. 😉
DSCF1274Cook for about 4-6 minutes on each side.DSCF1288Mmmmmmmmmmm. Look at that pile of loveliness. Since my mom doesn’t follow the Paleo lifestyle, I usually serve this up with some refried beans topped with shredded cheese. DSCF1289For me? I like to pair these burgers with a delicious jalapeño tomato salad! I hope you try these burgers because I’m sure your taste buds will thank you! Thanks for stopping by and Aloha!

Paleo-Friendly Meals: Fajita Burgers

Total Time: 25 minutes

Number of servings: 3

Per Serving 894 calories

Fat 71 g

Carbs 5 g

Protein 55 g



  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2/3 cup diced bell pepper
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a large frying pan, melt 1 tablespoon coconut oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onions and peppers and saute until soft - about 6-7 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, all spices, cilantro, and egg. Mix gently with hands - be sure not to over-mix. Fold in cooled vegetables.
  4. In a large frying pan, melt the remainder of the coconut oil over medium-high heat.
  5. Cook each patty for 4-5 minutes on each side.
  6. Enjoy!



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