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Hamburger Scramble: A Slow-Carb Fix For Burger Cravings [Recipe]

· Nutrition,Recipes

Here's a great way to get the taste of having a hamburger without the bun (or the fries).


  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup cooked lean or extra-lean ground beef (or ground meat/meat substitute of your choice). 
  •  Amount will depend on how big of a human you are and how hungry you are.  A good rule of thumb is that the protein portion of your meal should be approximately the size of the palm of your hand.
  • 2 tablespoons cooked & roasted* lentils or chana dal (split chickpeas, sometimes listed as split lentils)
  • 1/4 tomato, chopped (more if you want)
  • 1 dill pickle, chopped (I usually use a baby dill)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 ripe avocado (optional)
  • dash (1-2 teaspoons) ketchup

Heat up the ground meat with the dal (if needed), toss in the other ingredients, and stir. Add a bit of salt and pepper to taste if needed.

*A note on cooking lentils, beans, split peas, dal, et cetera:

I do mine from scratch, but that's not for everyone. You can buy cooked lentils, beans, and split peas in a can, and they work just as well.

  • Drain and rinse, then toss with some grapeseed oil and a bit of salt.
  • Spread on a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Roast in the oven for 15-20 min (may be longer depending on how much you are doing and the type of lentil, bean, or pea) at 450 F.

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