Cajun Burgers with Caramelized Onions

Cajun Burger with Caramelized Onions, Sweet Potato Fries and Tomato-Free Ketchup (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, tomato-free) photo

Cajun Burger with Caramelized Onions, Sweet Potato Fries and Tomato-Free Ketchup (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, tomato-free).

Making a juicy burger is always a treat, especially with summer and grilling season upon us. But plain ‘ol hamburgers get a little boring, so I thought I would spice things up by making them low-amine Cajun Burgers and serve them up hot with caramelized onions. Delicious!

1 lb lean ground beef

1 Tbsp Cajun Seasoning Mix

1 1/2 Tbsp gluten-free breadcrumbs

1/4 tsp salt

2 Tbsp egg whites, beaten

1 Tbsp safflower oil

1 large sweet onion

2 Tbsp butter (or butter substitute for dairy-free)

3 gluten-free hamburger buns (depending on size of bun and whether you like your burgers super thick or “normal” patty thickness)

Condiments of choice: low-amine no-tomato ketchup substitutelow-amine no-tomato BBQ sauce substitutelow-amine mayonnaise

  • Mix beef, Cajun Seasoning Mix, breadcrumbs, salt, egg whites, and safflower oil together in a bowl. Knead until well mixed.
  • In a cast iron pan, heat butter and add sweet onion cut into “C” shaped rings.
Sweet Onions Caramelizing (low-amine, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, low-carb, vegetarian, vegan, paleo) photo

Sweet Onions Caramelizing (low-amine, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, low-carb, vegetarian, vegan, paleo)

  • On low heat, cook onions slowly and stir often to slowly caramelize. When caramelized, set aside and turn grill on high.
  • Turn grill to medium high and form beef into burger patties about 5″ across.
  • Grill until desired doneness. Flip burger when patty unsticks from grill easily – you should not have to scrape it off the grill, as the natural oils will allow the burger to “let go” of the grill when it’s ready.
Low-Amine Cajun Burgers on the Grill (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, paleo) photo

Low-Amine Cajun Burger Patties on the Grill (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, paleo)

AMINE BREAKDOWN:

Very Low Amine: gluten-free breadcrumbs, salt, sweet onion, gluten-free hamburger buns

Low Amine: ground beef, Cajun Seasoning Mix, egg whites, safflower oil, butter / butter substitute, low-amine mayonnaiselow-amine no-tomato ketchup substitute

Moderate Amine: low-amine no-tomato BBQ sauce substitute

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