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Paleo BBQ Bacon Burger Bowls feat. Primal Kitchen

5 from 4 reviews



For serving:

  • 10 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1⁄4 cup dill pickle slices
  • 8 slices Baked Bacon, chopped
  • 3 avocados, halved, pitted, peeled, and sliced
  • Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Vinaigrette and Marinade


  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat for indirect-heat cooking.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the bison, onion, olive oil, salt, and pepper and mix gently with your hands until all of the ingredients are evenly distributed. Do not overmix. Shape the mixture into eight 3-inch patties. Do not pack them too tightly. Sprinkle the rub on both sides of each patty.
  3. Sear the patties over direct heat for 1 minute on each side, then move the patties to indirect heat as far from the coals or gas jets as possible and cook for 5 minutes more per side, until a meat thermometer inserted into the center of a burger reads 160°F for medium. During the final few minutes, brush the top of each burger with Primal Kitchen Classic BBQ Sauce. Transfer the burgers to a cutting board and tent with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  4. To serve, set out the burgers, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, bacon and avocados buffet-style so diners can build their bowls how they like. I do the works with a tablespoon or so of Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Vinaigrette and Marinade


Tidbits: For burgers, especially when using bison or grass-fed ground beef, which tends to be leaner, I prefer to give them a good sear to lock in the flavor and fat and then move them away from the heat source to cook slowly afterward. I find that they stay juicier this way and don’t tend to char.

Make it Ahead: Double the burger patty ingredients and freeze uncooked patties for later use. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator then grill as directed. 

* If you would like to make any of the spice blends in this recipe from scratch, the full recipes of all the spice blends are in my cookbook Healthy in a Hurry. If you would like to purchase the spices ready-made, click here.

Reprinted from DANIELLE WALKER’S HEALTHY IN A HURRY by Danielle Walker. Copyright © 2022 by Simple Writing Holdings, LLC. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Photographs copyright © 2022 by Aubrie Pick