I love a good burger. This loaded burger bowl lets you have all the great toppings along with some extra veggies and you avoid the refined carbohydrates and gluten in the bun (or the not-so-great GF bun). You can easily customize this bowl however you like! Some bacon, avocado, tomatoes, and/or cheese would all be great additions. My tomatoes aren’t ripe yet otherwise they’d be making an appearance here!
Burger Bowl Ingredients:
- 2 – 4 sweet potatoes, depending on size
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- garlic powder and paprika to taste (or House Spice!)
- 1 box of mushrooms, sliced
- 1 onion, any type you like, sliced
- 1 or 2 lbs ground beef (I make 3 burgers per pound so just adjust accordingly)
- additional salt and pepper, to taste for burgers
- Several big handfuls of mixed greens
- 1 avocado, sliced
- few radishes, sliced
- Special Sauce dressing
- any additional toppings you’d like!
Special Sauce Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup mayo – homemade with avocado oil, Sir Kensington, Chosen Foods, or Primal Kitchen
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 heaping tbsp ketchup – I love Primal Kitchen unsweetened!
- 1.5 tsp pickle juice
- 1.5 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp raw honey
- salt, pepper to taste
- 1/4 tsp each garlic powder and paprika
Preheat the oven to 425 and prep the sweet potatoes. Wash and slice them into fries and then toss with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Roast in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes, flipping about halfway through.
Meanwhile, heat a pan (I like cast iron or stainless steel) over medium heat. Add some olive oil and cook the sliced onions until they are nice and soft. Add the sliced mushrooms when the onions are close to how soft you want them to be. Season with salt and pepper. When the mushrooms are cooked to your liking as well, remove the onions and mushrooms and keep warm in a bowl.
While the onions and mushrooms are cooking, form the ground beef into patties. I like to make 3 out of 1 pound of meat. Season with salt and pepper and then cook however you would like to (tip: I know some people like to season meat and put a bunch of stuff into it and make patties that way but I find the more they are handled the less juicy they come out. So I try to handle them as little as possible and just form them into burgers. Then I just season the top and bottom with salt and pepper. See tip number 3 here!) You can use the grill or just cook them on the same pan you used for the onions and mushrooms, which is what I did.
Prep the rest of your salad veggies and mix together the special sauce dressing ingredients. Add everything to a big ol’ bowl and enjoy!