YOU GUYS. Totally nerding out here, but this past week I got to guest post on Mark’s Daily Apple with this recipe for BLT Ranch Chicken Burgers with Sweet Potato Buns! Head over to MDA for the full recipe! If you’ve never heard of Mark Sisson, you may have been living in a cave for a while. He’s the inventor of the Primal Blueprint, the founder of Primal Kitchen Foods, and an all-around badass, in short. And I’m beyond thrilled to share a recipe on his site this week! Here’s a preview…
SO. There are a ton of burgers out there in the paleo/gluten-free world. They’ve become a staple order at restaurants, where even if there aren’t many other options, you can always get a burger, no bun, on a salad. Or lettuce-wrapped, if you’re lucky.
This one is different. Prepare to have your tastebuds BLOWN (that’s a good thing) by this recipe – they won’t even know what to expect with the insane combination of your old favorites – a BLT, a burger, and sweet potato fries with ranch dressing, all made primal-style, come together.
P.S. If you’ve never tried homemade sweet potato fries with ranch dressing and buffalo sauce, you NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE. Here’s a recipe. Do it. You know you want to.
But back to these epic burgers. Don’t get me wrong, I love burgers on salads, lettuce-wrapped burgers, burgers on cauliflower rice, and all our favorite gluten-free burger staple ways. But sometimes, you just want to get in there with your hands (primal-style, if you will), pick the burger up, and have the delicious toppings almost ooze out of it while you go in there for that first, epic bite (and each one after that, because it’s so freaking tasty you can’t wait to go back for more).
Sure, you could totally go to the store and buy whatever gluten-free bun you find, because if you haven’t noticed, there are a LOT of those things these days. But we can do so much better than that. And by better, I mean more nutrient-dense, less chemical junk fillers and weird grains you can barely pronounce, and a whole lot tastier than those store-bought versions. Enter: sweet potato buns. Solid enough that you can pick up that burger in all its delicious glory and that it won’t fall apart on you, but easy and delicious enough that you could make these every night, no sweat. And it’s totally like you’re combining sweet potato fries ON a burger, which might be the best thing ever.
So that delicious satisfaction of picking up that hunk of juicy burger, with all your favorite toppings, a sauce that runs down your hands (and face if you’re not careful!) while all the flavors mix together, that makes you close your eyes because you can’t believe this is real life it’s so freaking amazing?
THAT is exactly what you get with this burger.