Natural, home made beef patties are recommended as a breakfast option in the AIP diet. I had some problems getting them to stick together, so I modified the method and ingredients a little, and the results are delicious! Note: I'm including additive-free natural bacon in this recipe - it's entirely optional. Additive free bacon is made with only pork, salt and some brown sugar. This does not give me any problems, and the amount of sugar is insignifiant enough for the product to be included in a "sugar free diet." However, if you want to avoid all sugar, leave it out. Putting it in for patties for non-AIP family members will help them fall in love with the new way of eating.
1kg (2lbs) lean grassfed beef mince (ground beef)
2 rashers natural bacon (optional)
3 TBSP fresh herbs - whatever is fresh in the garden. Ideas include oregano, chives, parsley, sage and thyme
Place raw beef into a large bowl. Add contents of food processor. Mix thoroughly with hands. Separate into 12 even sized sections. Roll each section into a ball, place on a baking tray lined with baking paper, and flatten with a spatula.
Place any patties not being used immediately into freezer on baking paper lined tray and freeze then bag.
To cook: fry fresh patties in coconut oil about 5-8 mins a side until well cooked. OR, place fresh patties on lined oven tray and bake 180C/350F for 20 mins or so. Cook frozen patties in oven for 30 mins. They don't fry very well from frozen.
To serve: I like to saute up a combo of onions (red or brown), cabbage (red or green) and zucchini or sliced marrow, and mushrooms (any any other seasonal vege combo - I also sometimes toss in cubes of left over roasted pumpkin or sweet potato), in a little olive oil, with a dash of sea salt. Delicous with some baked patties for breakfast or lunch!
In the first pic above, I have also added a spoonful of homemade applesauce - see THIS recipe.