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Hamburger Craving Fulfilled! ~ Hamburger Stacks

A hamburger and fries is a tempting treat occasionally, but when you see the calories and fat numbers, a guilt trip can arrive faster than your drive-through order!

But you know, eating right doesn’t have to  mean you do without delicious food.  This recipe for a hamburger and potatoes isn’t completely healthy, but it’s a lighter version

than the “regular” one, and it’s every bit as delicious!

This recipe is basically a loaded hamburger without the bun.  The bun is replaced with a crispy oven-cooked potato.  This hamburger is a tall stack of:

  • A crispy hot potato on the bottom
  • A beef patty
  • Bacon
  • Lettuce
  • Tomaoes
  • Avocado
  • Onion
  • Anything else you like on your burger!

hamburger stack 2

I love it when my husband walks into the kitchen and says, “Man, something smells good!”  Those were his words when I made this for supper recently.  He loved it.  I mean, who wouldn’t?!  It’s also Gluten and dairy free if you need to cook without those ingredients.  Here’s the recipe:

Hamburger Stack


  • 4 Large Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Large clove fresh garlic (pressed or minced)
  • sea salt & black pepper
  • sprinkle with paprika
  • 1 Pound 80/20 grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • sea salt & black pepper
  • 1 avocado
  • shredded lettuce, tomato slices, red onion slices

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
Add your potatoes and cook until fork-tender.
Drizzle a generous amount of olive oil onto a baking sheet. Place the cooked potatoes onto the baking sheet, leaving space between each potato.
Smash each potato with a large spatula or bottom of a pan.
Mix 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the minced garlic together in a small bowl. Brush oil over the tops of each smashed potato.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and paprika. {or seasoning of your choice}
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and crispy around the edges.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet.
Divide ground beef into 4 portions and roll into balls.
Place beef in the skillet and cook for 30 seconds.
Place a flat, smooth spatula on top of each burger, then top with a pepper shaker or soup can and SMASH each burger flat one at a time
Season with salt and pepper and flip to the other side. Season cooked side with salt and pepper and cook for 3 minutes, or until cooked through.
Place a smashed potato onto a plate and top with a smashed burger, avocado, tomato and onion slices and shredded lettuce.
Drizzle with condiment of your choosing.

Wow!  This satisfied my need for lunch at our local Pal’s burger – our favorite burger in the area!  Try this and see if it satisfies your hunger for a juicy burger and fries!

What food do you hunger for that you need a healthy take on?

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