Juicy and Economic Grass Fed Cowboy Burgers like at Whole Foods

My family loves Cowboy Burgers from Whole Foods.  However, they don’t always have them in stock.  A search for the recipe uncovered a recipe which is super simple.  To make it cost efficient, I use ingredients from Costco.

Why Grass Fed Beef?  Here is a great summary on The Grass Fed Difference

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Some doubters will say that the burgers will not be as juicy since grass fed beef is very lean.  That’s why there is bacon and I add extra water. Problem solved!  As for cost savings: Cheese – 9.79 for 24 oz package / Beef 5.49/lb

Cowboy Burgers

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs grass fed ground beef or bison (avail at Costco)
  • 8 strips of cooked and crumbled bacon, nitrite free, preservative free, uncured
  • 2 small jalapeños, finely diced
  • 1/2 green pepper, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese (dairy free
  • 1/2 Cup water

Non Dairy Cheese
Burger Press

Instructions:

  • Mix all ingredients without overworking the mixture
  • Make patties using the Burger Maker from Amazon
  • Grill
  • Top with cheese, bacon, and fresh spinach leaves
  • Enjoy with side salad and corn on the cob

Recipe adapted from Just a Pinch Recipes

Money Saving Tip:  Freeze extra meat, cheese, buns for next time.

Time Saving Tip:  Make twice the recipe you need, and freeze half.

Bon Appetite, Ana-Maria Temple, MD

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