Star-Spangled Burgers

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Last Reviewed: What to Eat Leave a Comment

burgerI pretty much could not resist the opportunity to have fun with cookie cutters and burgers. I had been thinking that my cookie cutters were just collecting dust since my son was diagnosed with an egg sensitivity, among others.

These Star Burgers were a fun way to mix it up and my toddler really enjoyed making them with me. If you want to maximize the veggies, check out this recipe.


  1. 1 lb. grass fed organic beef
  2. ¼ cup red onion, minced
  3. 1-2 garlic
  4. clove, minced
  5. Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Set oven to broil.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  3. Press meat onto parchment paper until it is about ½-inch thick.
  4. Press a large star cookie cutter firmly into the meat. Give a little wiggle and then remove. There may be a little “fringe” present. If so, use your finger to tuck it on the underside of the cookie cutter.
  5. Place burgers on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  6. Broil for 3-6 minutes, depending on how well done you like your burgers.


I served mine up on a bed of lightly sauteed kale with avocado. I plan to make some sliders with them this weekend. I’ll post those pictures too so check back.

I also love this recipe for Green Burger Buns by PaleOakland.

In theory, you may be able to pull this off on a grill, but I’d imagine you’d need some aluminum foil to ensure your don’t sacrifice your burgers to the coal. I don’t own a grill so I haven’t experimented with it. But if you do, will you please share your experience with me in the comments?

Looking for some tasty sides? Try a few of my favorite recipes to accompany your burger.

Avocado Fries  by Stupid Easy Paleo

Spicy Roast Romanesco with Lemon and Capers by Zen Belly

Baked Sweet Potato Fries by Nom Nom Paleo

Sweet Pepper Poppers by Popular Paleo

Paleo Mac N Cheese by Predominantly Paleo

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Dr. Jolene Brighten

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Dr. Jolene Brighten, NMD, is a women’s hormone expert and prominent leader in women’s medicine. As a licensed naturopathic physician who is board certified in naturopathic endocrinology, she takes an integrative approach in her clinical practice. A fierce patient advocate and completely dedicated to uncovering the root cause of hormonal imbalances, Dr. Brighten empowers women worldwide to take control of their health and their hormones. She is the best selling author of Beyond the Pill and Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth. Dr. Brighten is an international speaker, clinical educator, medical advisor within the tech community, and considered a leading authority on women’s health. She is a member of the MindBodyGreen Collective and a faculty member for the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine. Her work has been featured in the New York Post, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, Bustle, The Guardian, Sports Illustrated, Elle, and ABC News. Read more about me here.