Breakfast, lunch or dinner, these eggs benedict grass-fed burgers will hit the spot! I like to eat grass-fed beef because the cows are raised in pastures, just the way mother nature intended. They only eat grass and other natural greens throughout their lives. What’s the alternative? Conventional cattle are fed grains and even corn, which aren’t part of a cow’s natural diet. These substitutes are used to get the cattle to market faster, not for health.
Simply put, grass-fed is better for the cows and for us because it contains higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids and more antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamin E. Grass fed beef is also a leaner meat, so the lower fat content makes it better for a heart-healthy diet.
I’ll take the more natural approach, please.
Hollandaise Sauce gets a bad rap for being difficult to make, but it really is so easy – especially when it’s done in the blender! There are only 5 ingredients needed, compared to store-bought packets that contain a host of ingredients you can’t pronounce. I also like that I can use organic and grass-fed ingredients. Trust me, you’re going to want to make it yourself because it’s totally worth it! You’ll never go back to those preservative filled packets again.
GrassFed Eggs Benedict Burgers
Breakfast, lunch or dinner, these eggs benedict grass-fed burgers will hit the spot! I like to eat grass-fed beef because the cows are raised in pastures, just the way mother nature intended.
Mix your grass-fed ground beef, ketchup, mustard and onion flakes in a medium bowl (being careful not to over handle the meat because it will get tough) and form into 4 equal patties. Set aside.
To make your Hollandaise Sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat and set aside. In a blender, put in the 3 egg yolks, lemon juice, salt and cayenne pepper. Pulse a few times to mix. With blender running, slowly drizzle the melted butter into the blender.
Grill or sauté your burgers until cooked to your liking, being careful not to overcook. I keep an eye on the sides of the burger, and when the pinkish line disappears, I know they are medium, just the way I like them. If you want them medium rare, take them off when you see just a bit of pinkish red in the middle. Set aside.
Toast your English Muffins.
Slightly mash your avocados with the juice of one lime in a small bowl.
In a pan, fry your eggs, sunny side up, or over easy. (I like the crispness of a fried egg over the tradition poached for this burger)
Assemble your burger – evenly divide the avocado over the bottoms of your English muffins. Put your cooked burger patties on top. Then your cooked bacon, fried egg, and pour over the hollandaise sauce. Sprinkle with scallions if desired. Enjoy open faced or top with your English muffin.
While I always buy grass fed beef when making my beef patties, I also like to incorporate one or two vegetarian dinners a week. This is also a delicious meatless meal with your favorite vegetarian burger and veggie bacon. Just don't forget that home made hollandaise sauce, avocado and fried egg!