UPDATE 23/9 2012: I added two more ideas for bun replacements today + made some minor updates to the text…
I’ve tried the good ol’ bun-less way of wrapping lettuce around the burger, but it often gets too messy I think….
So, with this post I’ll try to give you some more ideas on how to have burgers without the buns, and it will likely get updated every now and then when I’ve tried something new…
2 1/2 – 3 lb ground meat. (I only had 50/50 pork/beef at home so that’s what I had to go for today, otherwise I do prefer pure beef for burgers, and then I rarely add anything else but salt and pepper while grilling/frying…)
1 clove of Garlic.
2 tbsp Cream. (Optional, but makes the flavor richer.)
1 tsp Liquid Smoke.
Salt, Pepper and some Chili powder.
Finely chop the onion and garlic, and fry together with the spices for a few minutes, then add the cream and liquid smoke.
(You could also add some beef stock (or replace the cream with it) for an even richer taste…But be aware, you don’t want the meat to become too wet!)
Form into burgers and grill/fry until done.
Serving, Way 3: “Bun-Less Apple-Bun Burger”
This is actually my favorite way of making my bun-less burgers, and it’s simply to use thick slices of apple instead of the buns.
The fresh, sweet, crisp apple makes a wonderful contrast to the meat, especially if you got some smoked bacon up in there as well! :)
Depending on what you choose to use, definitely both Paleo and LCHF!
Ps. What’s your favorite way of eating bun-less burgers??