Honey Maple Brushed Bacon Burger (Paleo)

This picture really does say it all. This succulent burger with maple and honey brushed bacon is just the start. Add caramelized onions and a honey maple BBQ sauce to finish it off. These burgers are a sweet and savory crowd pleaser. So good.

Honey Maple Bacon 

  • 6 strips bacon
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Heat bacon in a skillet over medium heat. Once you flip it, brush on the maple syrup and honey mixture. Cook the bacon, flipping and brushing to preference.

Tip: Lay strips out on parchment paper to prevent sticking!

Caramelized Onions

  • One large onion sliced
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Combine in a small skillet pan over low heat for about 20 minutes or until they are softened and the liquid is thickened.burger

Burger

  • 1 pound ground beef
  •  1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

Combine everything in a bowl and form 2-3 equal sized  burger patties. Cook the burgers in the same skillet with bacon grease on medium heat. About 5 minutes on each side for medium burgers.

Tip: Poke a hole in the center of each burger pattie, almost all the way through but not quite. This prevents the burger from shriveling up and losing size!

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  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • ½ can tomato paste
  • ⅛ cup molasses
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1  cup honey
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon liquid smoke

Combine in a sauce pan over medium low heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chopped French Onion Soup So Good You’ll Want To Make It All The Time

Soup and salad season is here and I couldn’t be more excited. Warm, inviting and fragrant, a good soup and a crisp salad are more than appetizers in my house, they’re a meal.

This is my take on French Onion Soup where I use chopped onions instead of the typical sliced for an easier and more satisfying experience. This recipe is a bit time consuming but more than worth the effort. So good!

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  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 small onions, chopped
  • 8 cloves roasted garlic
  • 30-40 oz beef stock
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 2 tablespoons Dry Sherry (omit for Paleo)

In a medium to large stock pot, add butter, olive oil and chopped onions to the pan on medium high heat. You want to caramelize them, so stir often and heat until they began to turn brown or about 20 minutes. Add the roasted garlic, 30-40 ounces of beef stock, the thyme and sherry. Cook an additional 20 minutes on medium.

For restaurant style soup (not Paleo,) break up pieces of bread onto the top of the soup along with 2 tablespoons of Italian cheeses (Parmesan, Asiago, Fontina, Romano) and broil on high until the cheese begins to brown and is bubbling. Enjoy!

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