What’s For Dinner? Grass-Fed Burgers, Roasted Carrots and Olives


Sometimes, a simple meal is the best meal you could ask for!

My wife and I had a long day yesterday. She had several hard issues that she had to deal with at work, and my day was filled with meetings, so my work-pace was frantic in between them. It was stressful and overwhelming, and by the time we got home, neither of us had much energy left over for a workout. I barely had the energy to cook up the usual UPC meal that she has come to expect.

So when I opened the freezer to look at the various groups of delicious options I was facing, it was not difficult to fall back on one of the excellent options in the “quick and easy” department. I grabbed the Trader Joe’s Grass-Fed burger patties that we had sitting in the freezer for just this sort of occasion. I pulled them out and threw them on the stove-top for a quick meal.

It’s important to keep in mind: a quick meal does not have to be low quality. It doesn’t have to compromise on flavor. And most importantly: it doesn’t have to be another restaurant who does the work! In last night’s dinner, I made an easy, quick meal with top quality ingredients which tasted delicious, took little effort, and is healthy!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 lb frozen Grass-Fed Burger Patties (4 1/4 lbpatties)
  • 4 large Carrots, long-cut
  • 1 can Green Olives (organic)
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut oil
  • Spices: Black Pepper, Turmeric, Cumin, Oregano

Serves: 2
Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

1. In a covered pan, combine 1 tablespoon coconut oil with the carrots. Cook on medium heat, covered, for 5 minutes.

2. Spice the carrots with cumin, turmeric, and oregano. Use the spice sparingly, and re-apply the spices each time you stir the carrots.

3. In a second covered pan lay out the burgers with the other tablespoon coconut oil. Cook on medium heat, covered, for 5 minutes.

4. Spice the burger patties with turmeric and black pepper. Use the spice sparingly and re-apply after flipping the burgers.

5. Stir the carrots every 2-3 minutes, and flip the burgers after stirring the carrots.

6. The burgers and carrots will both be ready to serve after about 15 minutes of cook time. Serve and enjoy!


  • What are your quick and easy recipes? The go-to meals that you eat when you just don’t have the energy to fix up something slightly more complex?
  • How often do you turn to your easy go-to meals? Is it more than once per week? More than twice?
  • If you had all the time in the world, what meal would you prepare? And why?

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