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?These fajita burgers are fantastic for workweek lunches because they reheat and travel well. Let’s get to it!Gather your ingredients: coconut oil, red onion, bell pepper, egg, fresh cilantro, garlic, cumin, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, s&p.By the way, this is what my kitchen table looks like every Sunday. A hot mess of everything, but never without my Starbucks! 😉
Start 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!). Melt coconut oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and peppers and sauté until soft – about 7 minutes. Transfer the onions and peppers to a bowl and let cool.
In a large bowl, combine the ground beef with all the spices, cilantro, and egg.
Combine the mixture with your hands and be sure not to over mix. This will make your meat tough.
Once your vegetables have cooled, fold into the meat mixture. Melt 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. 😉
Cook for about 4-6 minutes on each side.Mmmmmmmmmmm. 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. For 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!