Hamburger Recipe on Grill – This delicious grass-fed burger is juicy, flavorful and a classic dinner for your menu. And if I’m being honest, it is the BEST Hamburger Recipe on Grill that you’re ever going to eat.
How to Make the Perfect Hamburger Recipe on Grill that’s Healthy too!
The secret to making the perfect hamburger recipe on grill is using baby bella mushrooms, peppers, onion, garlic and umami-flavors in the mixture. Even better if you can use a food processor to save some time and make the vegetables super minced. You still get all of the vegetable benefits without the chunks in your grilled burgers.
Make Sure You Pre-Saute Vegetables:
As easy as it sounds to just toss the minced vegetables in with the beef, you definitely want to take the extra 5-7 minutes and saute all of the veggies fown. It helps to mix in better with the burgers and ensures they cook along with the hamburger recipe on grill.
Why We Choose Grass-Fed and Grass-Finished Beef
Grass-fed and grass-finished pastured beef has an incredible flavor and is the healthiest beef to buy available on the market. Once you enjoy beef that’s been raised healthy, you will always be able to note the difference.
I highly recommend first sourcing from a local farmer, one that raises their cows humanely, pastured and grass fed. Ask the question — do they use antibiotics? Hormones? You have a right to know how your beef is being raised.
Try Butcher Box for Grass-Fed and Grass-Finished Beef
Motivated to find a better way to feed his family, the founder of Butcher Box, Mike Salguero connected with a local cattle farmer back in 2015. The experience that followed, picking a share of the 100 % grass-fed beef spread across the farmer’s living room, led him to two revelations:
#1: That grass-fed, grass-finished beef tastes better and #2: The current available wasn’t working. So, with this mission, Butcher Box began.
Option #1: Starting at $129 for 8 to 11 pounds of free-range organic chicken, beef, heritage-breed pork and bacon, and wild-caught Alaskan salmon, customers can order their meats on a monthly basis.
Option #2: 16 to 22 pound plan, which is $238 per month.
If you’re looking for a custom box, you can definitely check out the third option, which is our favorite. First, I start by menu-planning for 2 weeks and often will use one of our pre-made dinner menus to get started.
Option #3: Or there’s a customizable option at $149 per month for 9 to 14 pounds of meat, adding up to about 30 meals.
Less Meat – More Vegetables, Healthier Gut and Microbiome
Now, let’s get back to talking about the benefits of less meat and more vegetables in this hamburger recipe on grill. Less meat is better for your gut AND can help you save money on the beef too.
We have all been hearing for years now that eating too much red meat is not healthy for a variety of reasons, but the latest research gives us even more reason to cut back.
So, for this hamburger recipe on grill, I made a grass fed burger loaded with vegetables. It’s super juicy and delicious while saving your gut some trouble too.
How Too Much Meat Affects Your Gut
According to a Harvard University scientists’ report in the journal Nature, a diet full of meat and dairy foods alters the gut microbiome. One particular type of bacterium called Bilophila in a red meat-laden diet, which has been linked to inflammation and intestinal diseases.
Some people might decide to just cross meat right off their list of acceptable foods. However, we are not vegan still eat a small bit of grass fed red meat for a variety of reasons.
If you love meat, which our family does, we believe you can still eat a small bit without negative health consequences. But, as we mentioned before, you must consider grass-fed and grass-finished sourced locally or from Butcher Box.
The Best Burger Bun and Healthy Condiments
This hamburger recipe on grill is such a flavorful burger. However, our family loves condiments so we choose healthier options:
- Homemade ketchup or prepared ketchup
- Homemade mayo or prepared mayo
- Gluten free, whole grain hamburger buns – we LOVE Udi’s pre-made whole grain and gluten free hamburger buns. Most restaurants (like the Cheesecake Factory) use Udi’s too — the best there is when you’re choosing healthy!
- Organic green leaf or spring mix lettuce
- Thinly sliced red onions
Our Favorite Healthy Side Dishes for this Hamburger Recipe on Grill
We LOVE vegetable-heavy side dishes to pair with any main entree made with meat, even these super healthy hamburger recipe on grill. Check out some of my favorites:
- Honey Roasted Carrots made with rosemary, garlic and a touch of honey.
- Side Salad with Roasted Vegetables
- Healthy Pasta Salad Recipe loaded with flavor and homemade classic Italian dressing.
- Garlicky Green Beans with fresh garlic, coconut aminos/soy sauce and slivered almonds. Yum!
- Creamy Coleslaw made with cabbage, onion, carrots and creamy dressing.
Hamburger Recipe on Grill
This is the BEST Hamburger Recipe on Grill – delicious grass-fed burger is juicy, flavorful and a classic dinner for your menu. Yum!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 16 minutes
- Total Time: 36 minutes
- Yield: 5-6 1x
- 1 pound grass fed beef
- 1/3 cup gluten free flour
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup red, orange, yellow and/or green bell pepper, minced
- 1 cup of Spanish onion, minced
- 1 cup baby bella mushrooms, minced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons wocestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons coconut aminos/soy sauce
- Homemade ketchup or prepared ketchup
- Homemade mayo or prepared mayo
- Gluten free hamburger buns
- Green leaf or spring mix lettuce
- In a large classic batter bowl, add the grass fed beef and the gluten free flour and set aside. Do not mix together yet.
- To a food processor, add the bell pepper and onion. Process until minced and set aside. Then add the mushrooms and garlic, process until minced and set aside.
- To a 10″ saute pan, such as this ceramic one, turn the heat to medium and add the extra virgin olive oil and add all of the peppers, onion, mushroom and garlic and saute on medium heat for 6-8 minutes. The vegetables should be cooked through and translucent. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
- Place the vegetable saute into a wire sieve and using a spoon, push to drain out all of the excess liquid (don’t skip this step). Then, place in a glass bowl and place in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes to cool the temperature down. You don’t want to add hot vegetables to the beef and prematurely cook the beef.
- When the vegetable mixture is cooled, add to the beef mixture and gluten free flour along with the worcestershire and coconut aminos. Using your hands, combine until just mixed; careful to not overmix. If your patties won’t come together easily, add 2 tablespoons more of flour and gently combine. The patties should form easily or they will fall through the grill grates.
- Make 5-6, 1/4 pound hamburger patties and preheat the grill using medium-low heat.
- Once the grill is to the temperature of your liking, add the hamburger patties gently and close the lid. Grill for 5-8 minutes, depending on your preference of rare, medium, well-done. Flip the hamburgers and grill for an additional 5-8 minutes.
- Serve on a bed of mixed greens, on a whole grain gluten free hamburger bun.
My family of 4 doubles this recipe so we have 6 burgers for dinner and then save the rest to warm up for lunch the next day.
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