Paleo Burgers with Balsamic Onions & Avocado

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Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Who says burgers can’t be healthy? These Paleo Burgers with Caramelized Balsamic Onions are sandwiched between tomato and avocado slices! It’s a quick & easy 30-minute meal your family will want on repeat!

Paleo Burgers with Caramelized Balsamic Onions

It’s kinda fun to have recipes that I can now rephotograph, but also kinda weird to think I have an “archive” of recipes! I have been blogging for about 3 years and have some recipes that are popular … or were popular back in the day but got lost in the midst of constant recipe pimping.

These Paleo Burgers is one of those recipes! It has gotten pick up by quick a few other websites and has over 41K repins on it. Plus it’s just plain yummy.

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I was craving burgers the other day so I decided to remake this recipe and rephotograph it because it severely needed a facelift!

As we head into the fall and winter months I know some of you .. ahem not me because I get to grill year round here in Texas … will be under 2 ft of snow.

Which is why, me, being the smart kind caring person that I am, 🙂 made these burgers INSIDE on my skillet. So that you can have a taste of summer in the midst of a snow storm! {even though it pained me to not go out to the grill, I did it for you, my loyal readers}

Image of a Paleo Burger on a Plate with a Fork

These Paleo {yup, they are Paleo & Gluten-free} Burgers are super easy to make, full of flavor, and can be done and on your table in less than 30 minutes. {ok, kinda left like Rachel Ray there, but hey its true!}

When it comes to burgers my non-negotiable is, it HAS to have grilled or caramelized onions on it. No exceptions! I’m addicted. Caramelized Onions are like candy to me!

Tips for Making these Healthy Burgers

To kick up the flavor to this bread-less burger I added balsamic vinegar to the caramelized onions and OMG!!! I cannot even describe to you how good they were. Screw-the-burger-just-give-me-a-spoon-and-the-caramelized-onions! They’re that GOOD! {I may or may not have hidden them from my husband when we had these for leftovers the next night} Add on the avocado, which of course makes everything better, and you have yourself one awesome HEALTHY Burger!

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Burgers and even STEAKS can be just as good and juice when you make them on a skillet. The key is making sure your pan is seared hot so that you can get a nice sear on your meat to lock in the flavors!

I cannot wait for you to try these burgers. I promise you won’t even miss the bun. Bon Appetit sweet friends.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Paleo Burgers with Balsamic Onions & Avocado

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 30 minutes
  • yield Yield: 6 burgers 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Stove or Grill
  • cuisine Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Who says burgers can’t be healthy? These Paleo Burgers with Caramelized Balsamic Onions are sandwiched between tomato and avocado slices! It’s a quick & easy 30-minute meal your family will want on repeat!



  • 1 1/2 pounds of lean ground beef {make six 1/4lb burgers}
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 small onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 beef steak tomato, sliced into 6 thick slices
  • 1 cup shreeded green leaf lettuce
  • 3 avocados


  1. Heat a medium skillet to medium high heat.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, once melted add in thinly sliced onions. Saute until lightly caramelized, stirring occasionally. {about 10-15 minutes}
  3. Add in balsamic vinegar. Saute for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
  4. Form six 1/4lb. burgers with the lean ground beef.
  5. Lightly season both sides with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  6. Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat. Add in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Place the burgers in the skillet and saute each side for 3-5 minutes {depending on your desired doneness}.
  7. Remove from skillet and let sit for 1 minute.
  8. Assemble burgers.
  9. Place 1 large slice of beef steak tomato on a plate, top with a pile of shredded lettuce, the burger, 2 tablespoons of the balsamic caramelized onions, and top with sliced avocado {I put half an avocado on each burger}.
  10. Serve with gluten-free mustard.


  • Serving Size: 1 burger
  • Calories: 367
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 513 mg
  • Fat: 27 g
  • Saturated Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 24 g
  • Cholesterol: 73 mg

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49 Responses
  1. Nelofar Shaik

    I just love the recipe as it includes Avacado and patties. That’s all I can ask for whenever I and my kids are hungry. My kids are a fan too.

    My hubby will have to be hungry on the other portion.

    Share some recipes for my hubby too ( which includes – no bread)

  2. Lynn K

    Made this tonight and we LOVED it! Had the lean hamburger, but no avocados (but we used Wholly Guacamole). I had no onion to slice, but some frozen chopped onion. Caramelized that in an iron skillet with the coconut oil and balsamic. The house smelled amazing! Hubby could hardly wait! I put the caramelized chopped onion into the ground beef THEN made the burgers. No tomatoes either. So a side salad and the dollop of guac and we were in hamburger HEAVEN! Definitely went onto my Pinterest board!!!!

  3. Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    Great new photos! They’re making my mouth water — especially over those gorgeous onions! Love that these are “bun-less!”

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