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Nightshade Free Backyard Burgers
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
4 mins
Total Time
9 mins
Nightshade free, flavour-packed burgers perfect for summer grilling!
Course: Dinner
Servings: 4 -5 burgers
Author: Cristina
  • 1 lb . lean ground beef
  • 10-12 crackers (can use plain Ritz OR Saltines, either works), crushed
  • 1 egg
  • ½ Tbsp garlic (minced or powdered)
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • Dash each of oregano , cilantro and pepper
  • Dash of salt IF not using salted crackers.
  1. Place all of your ingredients in a large bowl: meat, crushed crackers, egg and spices. Mix only once ALL of the ingredients are in the bowl.
  2. Using your hands, mix all ingredients together until the meat, crackers, egg and spices stick together and are completely mixed in. Try not to overhandle.
  3. Split meat into 4-5 balls and flatten into patties using either your hands or a hamburger press. They should be about an inch thick at the centre.
  4. Heat grill to medium-low, and place burgers on the barbecue.
  5. Wait until you start to see the cooked, brown part of the burger begin to creep up the sides of each patty, and then flip.
  6. Wait until cooked all the way through (3-5 minutes). If desired, place sharp white cheddar or other cheese on top to melt while the burgers are cooking.
  7. Serve as you like: with/without a bun, with guacamole, caramelized onions and/or mushrooms, spinach, lettuce, onions, everything is delicious! But you can eat them plain and they will still be fantastic.