I really, really, ridiculously don’t know how this happened. One, I haven’t eaten bacon since I was probably ten years old. Second, I only ate bacon cooked by my father, or Ronald McDonald, who served it with a side of kiddie cakes. What have I been missing? Apparently, a lot.
This past Saturday I took a trip to my local health food store and for some reason, all I had was bacon on the brain. The weekend will do that to you, right? Anyway, I bought some hormone free pork bacon, not even glancing at the price, because I am sure it was something like $5 dollars for four slices…o mah gawd. However, it was the tastiest bacon ever.
So, now I’m on this bacon train and I won’t ever get off. My dad also had an epiphany last week and decided to revamp his diet…somehow my seester convinced him to go Paleo. Luckily, for my dad, bacon is food of the Paleo God’s. So, last night for dinner I got creative. That is if you want to call…
turkey burgers over a bed of spinach creative.
Wait for it…
Then I add some juicy, sweet, sliced white flesh peaches all up on it
wait for it…
Now, obviously I don’t even know what to call this…it’s like a burger, but a salad, and a leaning tower of sweet, salty, crispy, goodness all in one!
Now, all I need to do is find someway to incorporate bacon into my morning smoothie this week…
Paleo Peach and Bacon Burgers (G/F):
1 T. extra-virgin olive oil
1 lb. of ground turkey (I used about 90/10 fat content)
salt and pepper, to taste (or your choice of burger seasoning)
1 large white flesh peach, pitted, and sliced lengthwise into thin slices
8 strips of full-fat pork bacon
fresh spinach leaves, optional
1. Heat the olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
2. Form the turkey meat into 4 patties, season both sides of each turkey patty.
3. Cook the turkey burgers for 6-8 minutes on each side, or until slightly golden and slightly firm to the touch on top. Once finished, transfer the patties to a plate to rest.
4. Slice the peach and set aside.
5. Place the bacon in a large non-stick skillet over low-medium heat, cook the bacon for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until slightly crispy. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel to drain.
6. Place each turkey burger over a bed of fresh spinach leaves, top with about 2-3 slices of peach, 2 slices of crispy bacon and stuff!
Makes 4 turkey burgers.