By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC, and Maria Cummings

Memorial Day weekend is finally here! It is that time to fire-up the grill and come together with friends and family. Are you ready to show off your grill-master skills? If you do not have grilling skills, that is ok; we have your back with the best burger recipe that will have your friends and family saying, “OMG that is the best burger ever- seconds, please!”

No one knows the grill better than Bobby Flay! My tweak is to make this Paleo by using 100% grass fed beef, or organic free-range chicken or turkey;)

Here it is, Grill Master Bobby Flays “Perfect Burger Recipe.”


1 1/2 pounds ground chuck (80 percent lean) or ground turkey (90 percent lean)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
4 slices cheese (optional)
4 hamburger buns, split; toasted, if desired (gluten-free buns if autoimmune or gluten intolerant, or bun-less if Paleo)


Divide the meat into 4 equal portions (about 6 ounces each). Form each portion loosely into a 3/4-inch-thick burger and make a deep depression in the center with your thumb. Season both sides of each burger with salt and pepper.

IF USING A GRILL: Heat a gas grill to high or heat coals in a charcoal grill until they glow bright orange and ash over. Brush the burgers with the oil. Grill the burgers until golden brown and slightly charred on the first side, about 3 minutes for beef and 5 minutes for turkey. Flip the burgers. Cook beef burgers until golden brown and slightly charred on the second side, 4 minutes for medium rare (3 minutes if topping with cheese; see step 3) or until cooked to the desired degree of doneness. Cook turkey burgers until cooked throughout, about 5 minutes on the second side.

There is nothing more American than a class burger. However, we are a melting pot of people and if you like to get creative, then go ahead a dress up your burger with some delicious touches. If you want to make, a Spanish burger, add Manchego cheese and some red caramelized onions. How about a Mexican burger with guacamole, Pico de gallo, and peppers? Or a Korean burger with Korean BBQ sauce and Asian cole slaw? If you enjoy Southern food, try pimento cheese and a fried egg. The choices are endless, just own it and make it how You like it- attagrill!;)

Paleo helps eliminate food that trigger inflammation. However, if you suffer from chronic inflammation even while eating Paleo foods, you should highly consider our Food Allergy Test Kit. It checks for 184 delayed food reactions (which cause inflammation and symptoms) that are often missed. Make sure you are eating the right meats, grains, veggies, fruit, etc that are best for YOU!

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend! Bon Appetito!

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