Eat Like A Cowboy!?

Eat Like A Cowboy!? June 3, 2018Leave a comment

Grilling Season is upon us!

Looking for a healthy grilled hamburger?  Here’s one of my favorite recipes (I use ground turkey)  from Mark Hyman’s cookbook. He calls this one a “Blue Cheese Cowboy Burger.”



  •  1 lb. lean ground beef (or turkey)
  • 1 Tblspoon unsalted butter
  • 1 Tblspoon grapeseed oil
  • 1 small Vidalia onion sliced
  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese (or goat cheese)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Remove meat from refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking so that it will cook evenly.
  2. Divide the meat into 4 equal patties. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Gently press the seasonings into the patties with the palm of your hand.
  3. Heat the butter and oil in a cast iron pan on medium heat, or on a cast iron gill pan. Lay the burgers onto the pan and start to brown them. The key to a great burger is the crust: to get a good crust you have to let the beef sit undisturbed for 3-4- minutes.
  4. After 3 minutes carefully lift up one of the patties with a spatula to check how brown it is: you want a deep golden brown, not burnt meat. Lower the heat and take the burgers off briefly if they are browning too fast.
  5. When you think they’re ready to flip, add the onion rings to the pan in four piles. Flip the burgers onto the onion piles and cook.
  6. Add the cheese now if you want it to melt over the top of your burgers, otherwise just add it after the burgers are cooked.
  7. Cook until onions are caramelized and the patties are cooked through, 3-4 minutes. Turn off heat and transfer burgers to a plate. Let them rest for 3-4 minutes. Serve with your favorite condiments or with a “lettuce bun.”

Enjoy the recipe!

Best of Health,


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