Adding flavorful and nutrient loaded toppings is what makes a burger extra special. For an extra bang, I like to cook my bacon then use the grease to fry my burgers.
Makes about 5 Burgers
1 lb Thistle Byre Farm – ground lamb OR Yoder Grass-fed Beef
5 Slices of Thistle Byre Farm – Bacon
3 TBSP Grass-fed Butter (more if needed)
5 Pasture-raised eggs
1 lb Silverthorn Spinach
1 crushed clove of Silverthorn Garlic
1 Avocado, sliced
3 TBSP Silverthorn Cilantro leaves
Caprini Creamery Chevre – Chive Cheese
Directions Prep all ingredients, read instructions then cook to get best results.
Season generously your ground burger with salt and pepper and kneed it into the burger. Set aside.
Melt 2 TBSP butter into a large pan on low to medium setting. Add spinach once butter is melted, sprinkle with salt and top pot with a lid to let the spinach steam a bit. After a few minutes stir spinach in the butter (add more if needed) and cook until soft. Keep warm until burgers are completed.
While spinach is cooking-
Add bacon to a hot pan, fry until just about crisp (or to your liking), use tongs to fold into a “V” and remove from the pan keeping the shape onto a plate- set aside.
Turn pan temperature down a bit, add the crushed garlic clove to the center of the pan and swirl around- leave in center while cooking. Form about a handful of lamb into a burger shape, adding each to the pan until all the ground burger is gone. Let cook at about medium-low range until burger is browned and crisped slightly and flip to do same to other side.
While burger is cooking- melt 1 TBSP of butter into pan and add eggs, cook to your liking (I like over medium)- set aside.
Once burgers are cooked, turn off heat, add sliced bacon to top of each burger, then cheese (if you’d like to melt the cheese a bit- add lid to pan for about 3 minutes before proceeding), avocado and top with a generous amount of cilantro.
On the Plate
With a slated spoon, add spinach to your plate, topped with the egg. Then slightly to the side of the egg insert the loaded burger.
Great meal by itself or served with a side of root vegetable fries.