I started making this recipe the first time I went on the Whole30 about three years ago. Now it’s become one of my favorites and go to’s when I’m craving a good burger, or when I have non paleo eaters over for dinner because, who doesn’t love meat and sweet potatoes?? I will often double the recipe because they are too delicious and I want leftovers for the next day. I’ve even made these and taken them on the road with us for a healthier late night option than pulling through whatever fast food joint is open.
1 lb 80/20 ground beef (I usually buy organic)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 small onion
About 1/2- 3/4 a small container of sliced baby bella mushrooms
1 TBS Whole 30 worcesterrshire sauce (https://onceamonthmeals.com/
recipes/paleo-whole30- compliant-worcestershire- sauce-2/)…(also it seems to keep forever so you can keep using it for other stuff)
1 TBS ghee (If anyone is not familiar with this, it’s clarified butter. If you’re not on Whole30, I sometimes swap this out for grass fed butter)
2 sweet potatoes , peeled and sliced into around 1/4 inch thick disks.
Extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper for the sweet potatoes to taste
Paleo mayonnaise to go with: http://whole30.com/
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Take your sliced potatoes and drizzle (you don’t need very much) extra virgin olive oil over the top, then sprinkle salt and pepper to taste and toss. When oven is finished preheating, put them in for 10 minutes a side, turning over after the first 10.
Meanwhile chop up your onion and mushrooms pretty fine (they are going into the burger so you don’t want big ole chunks. I usually get this done faster with a food processor). Put a skillet on medium high heat with the tablespoon of ghee. When pan is hot, throw in your onions first and begin to sauté, getting them a little browned and translucent. When the onions are about 3/4 of the way cooked, throw in your mushrooms. Theres no exact science to this but I like getting the onions and mushrooms brown and toasty to really bring out the flavor. When they are finished cooking, throw them on a plate and spread them out to cool quickly.
While the mushroom onion concoction is cooling, throw your pound of meat, one egg, salt, pepper, and worcestershire sauce together in a bowl. When the onions and mushrooms are cooled, throw them into the bowl as well and use your hands to mix everything up. For sliders, take a heaping spoonful of meat to make into mini patties. Every time I’ve done it I’ve gotten 9 sliders out of the mix. Throw them into a nonstick skillet on medium low heat and cook on both sides until desired doneness is acquired.
When they are done, take your little slider, put a slice of sweet potato on each side, and slather with home made mayo and enjoy yourself!!! And don’t worry, you can do a few extra squats tomorrow (it’s so worth it.)
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