Go bun-less with this healthy and delicious substitution for a regular cheeseburger and fries. I topped each burger with smashed avocado and salsa but feel free to amp it up by adding other toppings such as grated cheese, jalapenos or pureed black beans.
2 lbs. organic ground chicken
1 pasture-raised egg
½ red onion, finely chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed or finely chopped
1 jalapeno finely diced
¼ cup cilantro chopped
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. paprika
3 tbsp. almond flour
Juice and zest from 1 lime
2 tablespoons coconut oil
A few pinches of sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Juice from 1 lime
½ tsp. salt
1 large sweet potato cut into
3 cups kale
2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Juice from ½ lemon
1 tsp. black sesame seeds
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Freshly prepared salsa or you can make your own by combining: chopped seeded tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime and a pinch of salt.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice sweet potato into round slices about ¼ inch thick. Spray, drizzle or toss with a little oil. Place on baking sheet avoiding overlapping slices and bake for 30+ minutes or until edges are browned.
In a large bowl combine the ground chicken, onion, garlic, cumin, paprika, almond flour, egg, juice and zest of 1 lime, cilantro and jalapeno, salt and pepper. Blend everything together using your hands so that the seasoning is evenly distributed throughout the chicken meat.
Form mixture into 6 patties.
Heat 1-2 tbsp. coconut oil and sprinkle sea salt in cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the burgers and cook until the bottom is brown and crispy, about 4 minutes. Flip burgers and cook for another 4 minutes.
Remove skillet from stove and place skillet in oven with the sweet potatoes for 10 minutes to make sure they are entirely cooked through and then remove from oven.
While burgers are in the oven massage kale in a bowl with 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, juice from ½ lemon, salt and pepper.
In a small bowl, smash avocado, juice from 1 lime and season with salt and pepper.
When burgers and potatoes are done remove both from oven.
To serve, put some of the kale on plate. Place sliced sweet potatoes on top of the kale. Place burger on top of sweet potatoes and top with smashed avocado and salsa.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds.