UPC’s Bacon Avocado Burger on a bed of Caramelized Onions
I had a great weekend! Saturday was one of the most lazy days I have ever had. My wife and I woke up well after the sun came up – and closer to noon than dawn. We don’t get to sleep in that late, between errands, traffic, social engagements, and the occasional trip out of town, we are rarely in a position where we can sleep much later than a typical work day. And on occasion, we actually get up earlier than week days!
On Sunday, we headed back to Connecticut to spend time with our friends up there – that’s three weekends in a row now! When we arrived, we engaged in some perfectly-Paleo activities: eating, and playing in the water! My wife and I purchased some inflatable kayaks last summer. They have turned out to be every bit as good a purchase as a good bicycle! We can throw them in the trunk of our Civic coupe (yes, they both fit), take a drive somewhere, and have them both set up and be out on the water in 20 minutes! And best of all: they still fit, without any issues, in our closet at home!
Bacon Avocado Burger; What you’ll need:
- 4 1/4lb Grass-Fed Burger patties (if you have the inclination to make them yourself, add some spices, olive oil, garlic and onions to the beef before patting out the patties!)
- 8 slices Bacon (no nitrites/nitrates, low sugar, quality meats!)
- 1 large ripe Avocado
- 2 large Yellow Onions, chopped (or, for some color variance, use a yellow and a red onion)
- Lettuce leaves
- 1 Beefsteak Tomato
Cook and Prep Time: 25 minutes
1. Chop up 4 of the slices of bacon in to small bits, and start cooking it in a pan on high.
2. Once the chopped bacon is starting to sizzle, add the onions to the pan, stir thoroughly, and turn the heat down to medium-low, covered.
3. Put the remaining 4 slices of bacon in the oven on a baking sheet and turn the oven up to 450.
4. In a second pan (you may need a third pan as well) add the burger patties and cook on medium, covered.
5. Stir the bacon and onion mix every 1-2 minutes.
6. After about 10 minutes of cook time, flip the burgers and the bacon in the oven. Leave the lid off the burger pan.
7. Prepare the avocado, tomato, and the plates. I put the caramelized onion down first, then the avocado on top of that. Alternately, it might be nice to put the lettuce down first, then the avocado, and drizzle the caramelized onion over the burger once you serve it.
8. After another 10 minutes of cook time, for a total of about 20 minutes of cook time, everything should be ready for serving.
20 minutes at medium heat, will cook the burgers to a medium-well; with very little pink left. If you like your burgers more rare than that, cut down the cook times by 2-4 minutes per side, as it suits your tastes.
- Workout and Diet: I’ve stopped doing my Workout and Diet posts. Does anyone wish I continued?
- I did a full 4-week segment of Workout and Diet – would anyone like me to do a recap of the workout, the diet, and perhaps build it in to a 4-week Paleo Plan? Maybe a diet/workout guide to help people reach their goals?
- Would you like to see a “Beginner” version, with cooking tips? Maybe an “Expert” version, with workout plans and form tips?
- I realize that all of the above would entail quite a bit of work for me, but if you readers want to see it, I would be willing to undertake the efforts. Let me know what you think!