Friday, June 28, 2019

Avocado Egg Burger (Plus a Giveaway!)

There’s just something about an egg burger. The runny yolk and savory taste of beef together feel about as rich and decadent and satisfying as it gets. Add avocado with the typical burger fixings, and you’re looking at the king of keto burgers.

This might not become your everyday burger, but we’d call it one of those must-have burger experiences. The fresh tastes, the creamy textures, the sheer audacity of it—few burgers inspire the way this one does.

Servings: 4 burgers

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 pound of grass-fed beef
  • 4 eggs fried in avocado oil
  • 4 firm avocados
  • 3 tsp. sesame seeds
  • 8 slices of red onion
  • 4 slices of tomato
  • 3 Tbsp. Primal Kitchen® Chipotle Lime Mayo
  • 2/3 cup microgreens
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Form hamburger into 4 patties. Grill for 8-10 minutes on medium heat. Sprinkle salt and pepper on finished burgers as desired.

Fry eggs on high heat for 2 minutes to get crispy edges and a soft, runny, yolk.

Peel avocado and discard pit. Cut beefsteak or vine-on tomatoes into slices. Cut red onion slices. Wash microgreens and dry.

Stack burger with bottom of avocado, then onion, tomato slice, burger, microgreens, egg, and Chipotle Lime Mayo. Then top with other avocado half. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information (per burger):

  • Calories: 398
  • Total Carbs: 3.5 grams
  • Net Carbs: 2.9 grams
  • Fat: 29.4 grams
  • Protein: 27.7 grams

Now For the Giveaway…

Enter to win: $100 in keto staples from Primal Kitchen (including the keto starter kit + collagen + protein bars), a copy of the Keto Reset book and Keto Reset Cookbook, PLUS a month supply of Vital Farms Eggs and Butter (in coupon form) and some Vital Farms swag!

To Enter:
1. FOLLOW @vitalfarms@primalkitchenfoods, @marksdailyapple & @theprimalblueprint

2. TAG a friend below that would love this Avo Burger just as much as you!

3. BONUS entries for signing up for our Keto newsletter:

Open to U.S. only. The giveaway will close on Monday July 1st, 2019, at 11:59 pm (PST), and winners will be announced and contacted via IG direct message on Tuesday, July 2nd.


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Weekly Link Love — Edition 35

Research of the Week

In a study paid for by Impossible Foods, a novel yeast product used in the meat-less Impossible Burger was found to trigger weight gain and raise blood markers related to kidney disease in rats.

Researchers discover DMT-making neurons.

Smoking cigarettes is associated with negative changes in personality.

Antidepressant usage linked to an increase in suicide.

Giving elite runners’ gut microbes to mice made the mice more athletic.

Type 2 diabetics who lower their cholesterol may suffer more diabetic polyneuropathy.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 350: Endurance: Dr. Craig Marker: Host Brad Kearns talks with Dr. Craig Marker about the right way to do high intensity interval training.

Episode 351: Palmer Kippola: Host Elle Russ chats with Palmer Kippola about treating and overcoming autoimmunity.

Episode 352: Keto Q&A: Host Brad Kearns answers listener questions.

Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts. Need to catch up on reading, but don’t have the time? Prefer to listen to articles while on the go? Check out the new blog post podcasts below, and subscribe to the Primal Blueprint Podcast here so you never miss an episode.

Media, Schmedia

Bad dog food brands.

Certain anticholinergic drugs linked to dementia.

Interesting Blog Posts

Do LDL particles cross the endothelium?

A look inside the sports fan’s brain.

Social Notes

How I coffee.

Everything Else

First steps for a baby gorilla. Brings me back.

Which creatures do we find scariest and most disgusting?

Everest as mountain of human fecal matter. Sad to see.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Podcast I enjoyed: Dr. Jason Fung talks fasting on Dr. Peter Attia’s podcast.

Article I found interesting: LDL and the Immune System.

I found another reason to avoid hospitals unless necessary: Hospital flies that carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Another good podcast: George Henderson on Human Performance Outliers.

Great point: Why are we subsidizing our own disease burden?

Question I’m Asking

If there’s a problem with GMO, is it something inherent to the “GMO-ness” or is it whatever trait they’re inserting?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jun 23 – Jun 29)

Comment of the Week

“New, Limited Release from Primal Kitchen: Collagen with Ground Placenta

New Recipe: Collagen Cord Blood Smoothie
Chock full of essential amino acids and stem cells, this tasty smoothie can …”

– Way ahead of you, Paleo Bon Rurgundy.


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Waving Hi From Bald Head Island

The Original Four have been coming to Bald Head for twenty-something years. The island has changed so much since there was only a general store where you could rent VHS tapes and buy a microwave popcorn or batteries. We used to come over for the day and explore by golf cart. Back then it was a humble, wild island. We felt like we were in some magical movie riding through the tunnel of trees on Federal Road. These days the island is much more developed. Not only is there a full grocery store, but there are two huge beach clubs, both with restaurants, and a hoppin’ Harbor scene with multiple dining and bar spots, a coffee and ice cream shop, and more.

But was hasn’t changed is how fun this island is for kids. Mazen loves the golf carts as much as we did, and when I took him on a biking adventure earlier this week he had the same sense of adventure I used to feel, especially when we stopped to hunt for alligators.

Birch likes the beach!

He didn’t love it so much on the first day – he was visibly shaking when we put his toes in! Poor little buddy was scared. But he’s spent more time out next to the big, deep ocean and is more comfortable now. Sitting on a blanket next to the sand is too tempting as a snack, but he loved the little splash pool we brought out for him.

His suit

These two obviously love all things beach!

We haven’t been doing that much swimming after a boy got bitten by a shark on THIS BEACH LAST WEEK. Everyone has gotten in, but we just aren’t hanging out in the ocean like in previous years.

Paddle surfing = a great way to be on the water instead of in!

The new club pool has been a great escape

There is zero entry, a splash park, a playground, and a huge (fenced in!) baby pool!

Plus a great new restaurant!

I had this most delicious bang bang shrimp and kale salad!!

Leftovers with more shrimp + pita chips!


I have gotten in a run every other day or so. It’s funny that I used to run 8 miles on this island at my leisure and now I am thankful to escape the house for a two mile jog at sunrise!


Yogurt + cereal + PB + fruit x3 days in a row!

The Porch

The screened in porch on our house is so wonderful! We’ve had all of our dinners out there, and there’s a lovely little loveseat for reading and napping.

Perfect for reading + ice cream after dark!

I’m reading When Life Gives You Lululemons


Low Country Boil

We made our annual low country boil with shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn and green beans.

Fiesta Night

And we had fiesta night with guacamole and fish bowls.

Date night at Mojos

Artichoke + crab dip

Mahi mahi

Fried shrimp

Thanks to the grandparents for entertaining the children!

One more day to go!

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