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Simple and Easy Tuna Patties

Simple and Easy Tuna Patties

I made these one day for lunch when I couldn’t find any protein in the fridge, then spotted cans of wild albacore tuna on the kitchen shelves. I always forget about canned fish and how tasty they are until moments like these when I run out of all the meats I can eat in the house. In reality, I do really need to incorporate more fish into my diet because of their health-boosting Omega-3s and nutrient density, but somehow it’s just never the first thought when I get hungry. I think it’s because I always ate them plain and would just get bored of them.

Until freakin’ now, folks… (so dramatic) These tuna patties are so ridiculously easy to make and so tasty, and you can even make the patties ahead of time as a time-saving trick!

Simple and Easy Tuna Patties

Simple and Easy Tuna Patties

Simple and Easy Tuna Patties

You can eat the tuna patties on their own, or between two gluten free bread slices. I like it on a salad smothered with paleo mayonnaise and hot pepper flakes, but truth be told, I put those toppings on basically anything savory. These are also kid-friendly if you want to dial back on the hot sauce, and serve it with some ketchup. So many possibilities!

I’m kicking myself for all the times I never knew what to do with canned tuna, and would just mash it with some kind of fat to make a salad. No wonder I got bored of it! After making these tuna patties, no more lame old tuna salads for me for a while, because these are sooooo much better!  

Simple and Easy Tuna Patties

Simple and Easy Tuna Patties

Simple and Easy Tuna PattiesSimple and Easy Tuna Patties
Simple and Easy Tuna Patties
 
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Serves: 4 patties
Ingredients
  • 2 5-oz canned wild tuna, drained
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • Zest and juice of ½ lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp coconut oil
Instructions
  1. In a big bowl, combine all ingredients except coconut oil.
  2. Use your hands to combine and mix evenly.
  3. Shape the mixture into 4 patties, each about ½-1 inch thick.
  4. Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  5. Gently lay the patties into the pan, and cook until browned, about 3-4 minutes on each side.

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BLAT Bison Burger

BLAT Bison Burger

True story: I would be completely fine if I had to eat a burger every single day for the rest of my life. I feel like I say that about a lot of foods (I LOVE FOOD, OKAY?!) but I absolutely can’t get enough of a high quality, juicy burger in all forms. It’s so versatile with endless options of toppings and I love the toasty flavor of a hot, fresh-off-grill burger.

BLAT Bison Burger

BLAT Bison Burger

BLAT Bison Burger

This version of bison burger comes with everyone’s favorite combination: bacon, lettuce, avocado, and tomatoes. It sounds so simple but the flavors are definitely not! There’s saltiness and crunchiness from the bacon, creaminess from the avocado, and the refreshing taste of the tomatoes and lettuce. Honestly… it’s the perfect combo and I’m obsessed. This recipe is also RESTART sugar-detox friendly and a easy, healthy addition to a busy weeknight dinner. Hope you enjoy!

BLAT Bison Burger

BLAT Bison Burger

BLAT Bison Burger

BLAT Bison Burger
 
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Serves: 4 burgers
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup chopped bacon
  • 1 lb grass-fed bison
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 head of butter lettuce
  • Paleo mayonnaise
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced thinly
Instructions
  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat and cook the chopped bacon until cooked through.
  2. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked bacon on to a paper towel. Save the bacon grease for another use.
  3. In a large bowl, combine bacon, bison, garlic, dijon mustard, onion powder, dried oregano, salt and pepper. Mix together without overworking the meat.
  4. Divide meat into 4 equal parts an shape into patties, making a small indentation in the middle.
  5. Heat a grill to medium high heat.
  6. Place the burger patties on the grill, close the lid, and grill for 6 minutes.
  7. Flip the burgers, close the lid, and grill for 2 more minutes for medium rare, or longer if desired.
  8. Remove the burgers from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes.
  9. Place each burger on a lettuce leaf, then top with mayonnaise, tomatoes, and avocado slices. Finish off with another lettuce leaf on the top of each burger, and serve!

Paleo BLAT Bison Burger

Chorizo Burger with Cucumber Slaw

Chorizo Burger with Cucumber SlawWill it ever stop raining? Probably not. People in the Bay Area were freaking the eff out this past week about a rainstorm we had. Seriously. Like schools and offices closed. I’m an east coast girl and I’ve never seen such a reaction to rain before. It makes sense, I guess, because some areas did actually flood. Good thing we live on top of a hill.

I had no desire to go food shopping for the past few days since I didn’t feel like dealing with the gross weather, but my laziness forced me to get creative in the kitchen. Sometimes putting random crap together creates an awesome combination. It’s how I came up with this chorizo burger with a refreshing cucumber topping.

Chorizo Burger with Cucumber Slaw
I don’t love chorizo on its own because the flavor is just a bit too strong, but it tastes amazing mixed in with ground beef. Also, if you happen to overcook the burger, the juiciness of the chorizo balances it out so it doesn’t taste dried out. Win/win.Chorizo Burger with Cucumber Slaw

Chorizo Burger with Cucumber SlawI cooked these on a stove top, but I think they’ll be really great on the grill. We bought a small grill recently, which I’m super excited to start using. We just haven’t gotten around to purchasing a propane tank for it. Apparently, that’s important. Once again, I blame the rain. Hopefully it’ll happen this weekend.
Chorizo Burger with Cucumber SlawThis is such a quick, easy, and delicious recipe and I was so excited it turned out so well. The refreshing cucumber slaw nicely balances out the spicy flavor of the chorizo . Enjoy with a delicious side like potato chips or roasted carrots!

Chorizo Burger with Cucumber Slaw

CHORIZO BURGER WITH CUCUMBER SLAW
 
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FOR THE CUCUMBER SLAW
  • ½lb cucumbers
  • ½ small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
FOR THE BURGER
  • 1lb grass-fed ground beef
  • ½lb chorizo, out of its casing
  • ¼ medium onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp Paleo mayonnaise
Instructions
FOR THE CUCUMBER SLAW
  1. Slice the cucumbers as thinly as you can.
  2. In a bowl, combine all ingredients for the slaw until well mixed.
  3. Cover, and let sit in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.
FOR THE BURGER
  1. Crumble or chop the chorizo as finely as you can.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, chorizo, diced onion, and garlic cloves.
  3. Mix well but don't overwork the meat.
  4. Divide and shape the meat into 4 large patties, or 6 smallish patties (I made 6), ½ inch thick. With your thumb, make a small indent in the middle of each burger.
  5. Preheat a heavy bottomed, non-stick pan to medium heat and melt the butter in it. Make sure it's heated fully!
  6. Working in batches if necessary, add the patties to the pan cooking 5 minutes on one side, and then 4 minutes on the other for a medium rare burger.
  7. Once cooked, top each burger with ½ tbsp of mayonnaise then top with the cucumber slaw.
  8. Plate and serve!

Paleo Gluten Whole30 Chorizo Burger with Cucumber Slaw