With the coming of Spring we are able to celebrate family vacation, fresh new ingredients, and an incredible Easter Brunch. Brunch is the perfect opportunity to wow your guests, and nothing is quite as impressive on the table as a good Eggs Benedict. At Habanero’s we are known for our creative and flavorful Eggs Benedict which features flavors sourced from our local vendors. One of our most popular Eggs Benedict from our new menu is the Paleo Benny, which is the winning combo of 2 perfectly poached eggs on a grilled 6 oz filet mignon, with bacon, tomato, hollandaise sauce, truffle oil and mixed greens. Considering that you may not want to go all out with the filet mignon and truffle oil, we have written below the perfect “home-cooked” Paleo Benny recipe that’s (almost) as good as the real deal. This one comes from the paleo site paleoleap.com and is based on a burger patty instead of the filet mignon, and combines a few “baja inspired” ingredients. Enjoy!
Eggs Benedict Burgers
Makes 6 to 8 patties
- 3 lbs ground grass-fed beef (not too lean if you want a very flavorful patty)
- 3 large eggs
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp fresh herbs of your choice, finely chopped
- 6 to 8 large eggs
- 2 large avocados, cut into thick slices
- Hollandaise sauce to serve
- Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
- Place the ground beef in a large bowl and add the 3 eggs. Combine until the eggs are evenly mixed through.
- Mix in the garlic and season with salt, peppers and your choice of fresh herbs.
- Form 6 to 8 patties that are slightly smaller than the mushroom caps so they can fit on top once cooked.
- Place on a preheated BBQ grill and cook on each side for about 5-7 minutes (the time it takes will depend on the temperature of your grill. I cooked them at medium-low for approximately 6 minutes).
- While the burgers are on the grill, poach the eggs. If you don’t have a poacher, this can be done easily by boiling a pot of water, adding a few tablespoons of vinegar to the water and then cracking the eggs into the pot. Allow them to cook for 5 to 7 minutes before removing.
- Once the patties are cooked, remove them from grill. To serve place the poached eggs on each burger patty.
- Pour some homemade mayonnaise or Hollandaise sauce over the eggs and burgers. Serve with the avocados slices on the side.
- You can also add other toppings or condiments depending on your preferences. Lettuce and tomato slices are two good options.