3/4 pound pastured ground beef
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 yellow onion, divided
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes (optional)
2 tablespoons grass-fed ghee or coconut oil for cooking
1 avocado, sliced
4 slices high-quality pastured bacon
Optional: Avocado oil mayo or aioli of choice
Divide yellow onion into quarters. Dice one quarter finely, and cut the remaining quarters into slices. Set slices aside.
In a bowl, combine chopped onion with garlic, ground beef, and all spices until combined. Divide mixture into four parts, and form the parts into patties.
In a frying pan on medium heat, add oil or ghee and swirl to coat the pan.
When pan has heated, add patties and cook until browned on one side. Flip and continue cooking.
While burgers cook, add remaining onions to the pan. Lightly salt the slices and stir occasionally to caramelize.
In the same or a different pan, add bacon slices and cook until slightly crisp.
Divide arugula between two plates, then top with two patties each, caramelized onions, avocado slices, and aioli. Serve hamburger salad warm.