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Super Simple Weeknight Burgers with a Delicious Spice Rub! (Whole30 and Paleo)


They are super easy, there are a variety of ways to make them, and my husband loves them - so they are a staple over here - especially when I did not plan our dinners and I have ground beef in the fridge.

Does this happen to anyone else?! It's 6pm and no one knows what's for dinner but you have a fridge full of want something healthy that tastes good, but you don't want to put a lot of work or thought into it....

99% of the time when that happens we end up with plates like this in under 30 minutes. This week, I googled "burger seasoning" prior to making them - and was delighted with CopyKat's "Best Homemade Burger Seasoning recipe. I modified it slightly and removed the brown sugar - if you are on Whole30 you will also want to do this. I try to keep the "added sugars" out of the majority of my diet except for intentional occasions - but that doesn't mean you have to!

Here's how I made this super easy plate, in under 30 minutes (did I mention it's paleo, Whole30 compliant, dairy and gluten free?) All that means to me in a nutshell - is that it's made with nutrient dense, REAL food ingredients, minimizing the inflammatory and problematic food groups that some of us have trouble with.

Tip: Whenever I'm searching for a healthy recipe, those terms above are what I search - and know that I will get something "clean," actually healthy and usually delicious!

(For us - this makes 3-4 servings)


  • Organic Baby Carrots (or any veggies sliced!)

  • 1 lb. grass-fed organic ground beef (I use 85%/10%, if you have leaner you may need a little oil in your cooking pan)

  • Cumin, Chili Powder, salt, pepper

  • Avocado oil (sub preferred cooking fat)

  • parchment paper

  • mushrooms and onions (use what you have, or skip)

  • 1 bag frozen broccoli - I use frozen to save time, but fresh is even extra excellent


Modified from CopyKat's "Best Homemade Burger Seasoning recipe.

  • 2 tablespoons paprika

  • 4 tablespoons ground black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon cumin