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4.91 from 10 votes

Perfect Paleo Burger

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 2
Author: George Bryant (Civilized Caveman)




  • 2 tablespoons bacon fat or coconut oil, duck fat, etc
  • 1 sweet potato peeled
  • Pinch of sage
  • 2 cups baby spinach washed
  • 1 roma tomato
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • sea salt and pepper to taste



  • You want to prepare these before cooking your burgers so you can dress your burgers when done and enjoy
  • Preheat a cast iron skillet or pan over medium heat
  • Using a spiral slicer or julienne peeler, make your peeled sweet potato into noodles
  • Place your bacon fat in your pan and once melted add your sweet potatoes and your pinch of sage
  • Saute for 8-10 minutes stirring often as to not burn your sweet potatoes until they are at the consistency you desire
  • Remove from the heat and set aside
  • Wash and slice your roma tomato
  • Cut your avocado in half, remove the pit, peel the skin off and slice
  • Wash your baby spinach and set aside


  • Preheat your grill on high heat
  • Ensure your ground beef has been at room temperature for a minimum of 30 minutes
  • Place your ground beef, salt and pepper, and half your lemon juice in a mixing bowl and combine everything with your hands
  • Divide the meat in half and form two even-sized 3/4 inch patties ensuring you depress the center of your burgers with your thumb making a well
  • Place your burgers on your preheated grill and cook covered for 3 minutes
  • After 3 minutes, flip your burgers and cook for another 2 minutes covered
  • Open the lid and top with your goat cheese and leave your burgers until your cheese is melted and remove from the grill
  • If you have a meat thermometer, you can use it to cook your burgers to the doneness you desire since grills have different temperatures and burger thickness will vary


  • Place 1 cup of spinach on each plate
  • Top with a burger on each bed of spinach
  • Add your avocado and then garnish each burger with your sauteed sweet potatoes and put your tomatoes on the side
  • Use your remaining lemon juice and sprinkle over everything if you'd like
  • Enjoy