Bifteck Hache (French Hamburgers) Recipe [Paleo, Keto]
Burgers without the bun can often seem unsatisfying, but these bifteck hache adds tons of flavor to the burgers by adding both thyme and onion to the meat mixture itself as well as a sauce to enjoy the burgers with.
For a quick and satisfying meal, give this simple Paleo and Ketogenic-friendly recipe a try.
I highly suggest cooking this dish with ghee as it adds that buttery flavor that’s delicious. And to give the sauce more flavor, you can also add extra chopped onions to it if you wish.
What is Bifteck Hache?
This recipe is a French version of the hamburger, which was popularized by Julia Child with her recipe (which is reprinted here). The recipe below is based on Julia Child’s famous recipe, but it’s been made Paleo and Keto-friendly.
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- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) ghee or coconut oil, slightly melted
- 1 onion, finely diced (divided into 2 portions)
- 1.5 lb (680 g) ground beef
- 1 egg
- 1 Tablespoon (2 g) fresh thyme leaves
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Additional ghee or coconut oil to cook with
- ½ cup (120 ml) beef stock
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) additional ghee
- ¼ cup (8 g) parsley, finely chopped
- Place the 2 Tablespoons of ghee or coconut oil into a frying pan and cook half the diced onions in the pan until they turn translucent.
- Let the onions cool and then add them (including the oil in the pan) to a mixing bowl with the ground beef, egg, thyme leaves, salt, and pepper.
- Mix well and form 6-8 patties from the meat mixture.
- Cook the patties in a frying pan with additional ghee or coconut oil until both sides are well browned (make flatter patties if you prefer the burgers to be well-done).
- For the sauce, pour out the remaining oil from the pan, add in the 2 Tablespoons of additional ghee and saute the rest of the diced onions. Then add in the beef stock and reduce the sauce down for a few minutes. Add in the parsley and serve the sauce with the burgers.