Smash Burgers

We’ve been asked to share our favorite products with our followers, so today we’re all about Angelic Bakehouse. They are famous for their sprouted-grain rolls, wraps, crisps, pizza crusts and breads, but they are equally as famous for the way they taste! To be clear, we are not currently sponsored by them, although we would love to be!

Back in January when we started this journey, we thought giving up all the “whites” (flour, rice, pasta and bread) would be really difficult. Luckily for us, discovering Angelic Bake House made the switch effortless!

What’s for dinner?

Last night, we had grilled smash burgers, with corn on the cob and summer tomatoes. It’s the consummate August meal! It won’t be long until summer tomatoes are gone, so we’re eating our weight in tomatoes every day! Corn is on weekly rotation, without butter or salt. It’s so fresh and sweet right now, neither are needed!

We used 90% lean Bison this time, with special additions to the meat, a slice of low-sodium Swiss, and topped it all off with Fak’n Bacon for the win! (What’s a smash burger? Read about it here. We clean ours up so it fits K2.0 clean eating, and although the stats are high for the carbs, leaving out the roll is an easy swap for -26 less carbs. The burger can stand on it’s own!

If we allow ourselves a burger only once or twice a month, we’re going to make it great! But which bun?

Standard supermarket buns don’t meet K2.0 standards of clean eating, because they lack fiber and more wholesome ingredients. Angelic Bakehouse has the nutrition stats we love, plus, they taste phenomenal! They’re super soft, too! They sprout the wheat before baking, because it improves flavor, boosts nutrients, and it helps aid digestion. Some of their products are found at Wegmans stores. We find the burger buns at Whole Foods, but you can look on the Angelic Bakehouse website to find a store in your area.

Today we scoured the bread shelves at the market for Angelic Bakehouse no-salt and low-salt breads, but no luck. So we ordered them online, along with their whole wheat pizza crust. (They sell some of their products on Amazon Grocery as well, but since we heart small business, we ordered straight from the bakery website.) We’ll get back to you about these new finds next week! Stay tuned!

K2.0 Smash Burgers

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 389kcal
Flavor bomb! The quintessential burger for anyone who loves this summer meal!
Print Recipe

Equipment

  • outdoor grill, or indoor grill pan

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground bison (90% lean or more)
  • 1 clove minced, fresh garlic
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 oz Justin's Peanut Butter – 1 packet
  • 4 Angelic Bakehouse Burger Buns
  • 4 slices low-sodium Swiss cheese
  • 4 Tbsp Fak'n Bacon

Instructions

  • Grate the red onion. Prepare outdoor grill, if using one.
  • Combine: bison, garlic, grated red onion, peanut butter. Divide into 4 equal portions.
  • Place each piece between 2 slices of parchment paper or cling wrap. With a large spatula (or the bottom of a sauce pan,) push down uniformly on the meat so it is about 1/2 or 3/4 of an inch thick. Do not attempt to make the burger round. It should have jagged edges and an irregular shape.
  • Place the burgers over hot, gray coals and grill, turning only once, until they reach an internal temperature of 140º.
  • Remove from heat, place a slice of Swiss cheese over each burger, and tent loosely with tin foil. The resting meat temperature will continue to climb to 145º, which is a perfect medium-rare burger!
  • While burgers rest for 5-7 minutes, place the halves of the buns on the side of the grill, or wrap them in foil and place on grill grates.

Notes

It’s Saturday. The carb content of this burger (meat, roll & cheese combined) is slightly higher than K2.0’s recommendation of 20g. of carbs per meal. Just watch your carbs the rest of the day. No worries!

Nutrition

Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 396mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 232IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 225mg | Iron: 1mg

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