Chimichurri Burgers & Herbed Potatoes
Hey, hey here with another sheet pan recipe to keep your week night meals as easy as possible. I was talking with a girlfriend this week about how important a family dinner is to me. I don’t know why, but is it ever something that I am fighting for. Teaching my kids to be flexible as we wait for dad to walk in the door, adjusting when kids lose it over what we are having, and avoiding multiple afternoon snacks so everyone easts. It is a fight.
BUT when it does happen it is absolutely beautiful. I can’t tell you how much it feels me and my man up to hear our kids talk about their day. It isn’t terribly long or anything, but those few sweet moments where we are so undistracted, they are priceless. Well, not priceless, becasue dinner is hard! So I hope you will try this recipe, keep it super easy and fight with me.
Notes on Sheet Pan Recipe
Chimichurri is one of my favorite things, I will just eat it on crackers or chips. No need for the burger. Be sure and save the leftover sauce, and have it on a piece of toast the next am. Not all chimichurri sauces are created equal. This sauce is herby and thick, just how I like it. If you don’t like it to have any spice leave out the red pepper flakes.
You can make the sauce ahead if you want to save yourself some time during meal time.
This recipe is: Whole30, gluten free, dairy free, and sheet pan.
To make it paleo sub the potaotes for parsnip or sweet potaotes.
Simple Sheet Pan Dinner Recipe
How to Make it:
1 lb of grass fed ground beef (any other beef will be to greasy and won’t cook well in a pan)
bibb lettuce (or whatever you like to use for buns)
1 bag mini potatoes (I use)
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
3 T lemon juice
4 garlic cloves
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp of red pepper flakes (optional)
1/2 cup oilive oil
2 T avocado oil
pinch of salt
How to Make it:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Get out your sheet pan and line with parchment paper.
Cut your potatoes in half. Toss in a bowl with avocado oil, a large pinch of salt and a handlful of cilantro and parsley. Toss. Spread on the sheet pan and put into oven.
Let potatoes cook for ten minutes.
Meanwhile, form the ground beef into four hamburger paties.
Make the chimichurri sauce. In a blender or food provessor (I like to use my small NutriBullet) combine cilantro, parsley, salt, olive oil, lemon, garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes. Blend until smooth.
Put burgers on the sheet pan and cook for twelve minutes.
Lay out your lettuce, put burgers on the lettuce, top with chimichurri sauce, and then put the potatoes on the side.
The sheet pan I use: