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Paleo Asian Burger
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We love Asian food in our house and enjoy incorporating its flavors into our cooking. The first time I created this Paleo Asian Burger recipe, it was late, and I was preparing lunches for the next day. They were so good that both my husband and I ended up eating a burger at 10:30 at night!
Want to see how to make this burger? Watch episode 9 of Cooking with My Friends!
Why eat the Paleo Asian Burger?
Snap peas and bok choy are two vegetables many people wouldn’t eat solo…But mixed into this burger, they provide a variety of vitamins and minerals, including iron and folate. Both vegetables also add fiber to assist with digestive health. Studies have shown that many people do not consume enough fiber, so eating this burger can help you get more of this important nutrient. Coconut aminos are a great substitute for soy sauce, which is higher in sodium and off-limits for people with soy and/or gluten allergies or sensitivities.
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This Paleo Asian BurgerFit burger recipe is super easy to prepare and you’re going to have a blast making it!
Asian BurgerFit Burger
- 1 tablespoon cooking fat
- 1 bunch bok choy
- 1 bag frozen or fresh snap peas
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt divided
- 3 teaspoons coconut aminos
- 1 teapsoon hot sauce optional
- 1 lb ground meat
- Heat a skillet on medium heat with 1 tablespoon cooking fat. Rough chop bok choy, and sauté with the snap peas and ½ teaspoon salt until soft, about 10 minutes.
- Once the snap peas and bok choy are cooked, add the snap peas, bok choy, 2 teaspoons coconut aminos, and hot sauce to the food processor (or finely chop). Taste vegetable mixture and add more salt if desired. Let the mixture cool completely.
- In a large bowl, mix remaining teaspoon of coconut aminos and salt with the ground meat. Gradually incorporate vegetable mixture into the ground meat. Add as much as you can while still being able to form your burgers as normal.
- *If you end up adding too much vegetable mixture, don’t worry! Just form your burgers and cook in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Cook burgers on medium heat on the stove for 5 minutes on each side or to your preference. Cooking times can vary.
- Optional: Serve with rice and leftover veggies.
Meet our Founder
Alane has kept her 40 lb weight loss off since 2013, and created BurgerFit and Cooking with My Friends as a way to get her family eating better. Her health journey started in 2012 after being diagnosed with high blood pressure and obesity. Frustrated and determined, Alane decided to make small, sustainable changes in her diet so that it would be maintainable for a lifetime. Now Alane maintains a healthy weight range and has incorporated quick and easy recipes that keep her picky family members eating better!
I have visited China for a couple of months and Bok choy is a very common vegetable to the place. The people there have learned to incorporate this vegetable in almost all their dishes possible – soup, stir-fry with all other greens and even made kimchi, a side dish which I really miss a lot. I haven’t tried this recipe yet but I have a feeling that this is going to be a good one. I can’t wait!!
Hi Mark. I bet it was a fun experience being there with all these healthy foods they make. Please let us know how this recipe turns out – we love hearing stories like yours.