Paleo Jalapeño Burgers

Paleo Jalapeno Burger

What are you cooking up during this Labor day weekend? How about some Paleo Jalapeño burgers to throw on the grill?

You may or may not have noticed the lack of grilling recipes here but the grill is not my go-to appliance (if you’d even call a grill an appliance..well I just did, so let’s go with it). :)

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So, if you’re like me, you don’t really need a grill to make these. A broiler pan for the oven, grill pan or plain jane skillet for the stove top will make a perfect stand in for the grill.

And who needs a bun? I mean really! All you need is a nice big piece of lettuce (or two) maybe some grilled onions to top it off but really, these spicy little dudes taste delicious all by their lonesome. We ate them on a plate with a fork if you were curious. ;)

Today Jeff & I went to another Paleo Chicago potluck. Everyone brought a homemade Paleo dish and everything tasted fantastic. I even left with an herb bouquet, thanks to Judy, who brought me a huge sampling from her garden! They were all so fragrant and I couldn’t wait to try some of the ones I’d never heard of including pineapple sage, purple ruffle basil, German thyme, Mexican tarragon, and the list goes on. :)

Paleo Jalapeno Burger

I brought my Baked Chile Relleno from Los Paleo and the Cauliflower Rainbow Salad from the First Edition of Pigskin Paleo. While we were eating Judy asked me where the cauliflower was in the salad. She didn’t realize that the cauliflower was shredded and mixed throughout to create the base. Then I threw her off even more by telling her I used purple cauliflower instead of white, to add some additional color. :)

If you’re in Chicago you should definitely check out the Paleo Chicago Meetup group. That’s how I met and became good friends with Anthony, our in-house Chicago Paleo restaurant reviewer. :)

I hope you’re enjoying the extra day off during this Labor Day weekend by doing something you truly enjoy. If you give these Paleo burgers a try, let me know how they turn out! :)

Paleo Jalapeno Burger

Paleo Jalapeño Burgers

Yield: 8-10 Burgers


  • 1 lb grassfed ground beef
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • sea salt, to taste
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • paprika, to taste
  • 2 strips bacon, cooked & chopped


  1. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Dig in with your hands and mix well. Form patties that fit in the palm of your hand and transfer to a clean plate.
  3. In a grill pan over medium heat add burgers and cook 3-4 minutes, flip and cook until done.
  4. Plate and serve topped with extra bacon or eat with a fork and your preferred side, on the side.
  5. Enjoy! :)