World’s Best Burgers (Paleo, GAPS, SCD)

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Last Updated on March 30, 2023


The name of this recipe reminds me of the movie “Elf” – strange, I know, but go with me on this.  If you’ve seen the movie, remember the part where he sees a dingy New York diner with a sign that reads “World’s Best Cup of Coffee”?  With a big smile on his face, Elf bursts into the diner shouting, “Congratulations!  World’s best cup of coffee!  Great job everybody!”

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I admit I feel a little like that diner in the movie, bragging on my hamburgers, but – trust me – they really are wonderful.  They’re juicy and flavorful and I often get requests for the recipe.

The inspiration for these burgers was received years ago from an old Martha Stewart Show.  The original recipe used A1 sauce and put a cold pat of butter inside each burger.  The butter was a little overkill – even for me in my butter days.  Now that we’ve removed butter from our diets (don’t tell Paula Deen), I omit that step.


World’s Best Burgers (Paleo)

  • Author: Jen/ My BIG FAT Grain Free Life


Units Scale
  • 2 lbs. organic ground chuck (I like 85/15 on fat content)
  • 1 lb. organic ground round (90/10 fat content)
  • 6 large egg yolks (or 8 small yolks)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • hickory or mesquite smoking chips


  1. Take a large sheet of aluminum foil and put a few handfuls of smoking chips down the middle. Wrap it up tightly into a long log of sorts. Poke several large holes in the foil.
  2. Heat all burners of a gas grill on high. Place smoking chips on one burner. Close lid, and allow it to get good and hot and start smoking – about 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl and using a large serving fork (not hands as it makes the meat tough), mix together the ground chuck, ground round, egg yolks, garlic powder, salt, pepper and BBQ sauce until well combined.
  4. When chips are smoking, turn down the other burners to low or medium low, keeping the burner with the smoking chips on high.
  5. Pat meat into rounds and cook according to your liking. Be careful not to overcook.
  6. Makes 10-12 burgers.

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