Simple Hamburger

Nothing better than a classic American-style burger on the grill in the middle of the summer. My mouth is already watering . . .


  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef (where to find good quality beef)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp (or less) cayenne pepper
  • Olive oil (to brush on burgers)


Turn grill on hi temperature. While the grill heats up, combine all ingredients by hand in a large bowl and form four balls of equal size. Compress burgers to make them slightly more flat. With your thumb, press a small indent in the middle of each patty.

When the grill is hot, brush olive oil on the flat side of each patty and place on the grill flat side down. Grill for 7-8 minutes, or until “burger sweat” forms in the small indent you made previously. then flip and continue cooking for about 7 minutes until done. The time spent on the grill will both depend on the thickness of the patty and the specifics of your grill (every grill is different and after a few tries, you’ll get the times just right for you). This method will produce a burger that is a little bit less than medium.

Enjoy between two pieces of iceberg lettuce, chopped in a salad, or plain with some ketchup.

Serves ~3

About The Author


As a recent recent high school graduate, I've seen a lot of kids struggling with health and fitness over my years in school. I went Primal when my physical trainer helped me really focus on my physical well-being in training for my baseball career. I credit a large percentage of my health and well being on and off the baseball field to my Primal lifestyle. An idea came to the my mind to create a website where kids going into college could find great information on health and nutrition as well as functional fitness. I am extremely excited to be able to write about health in the college world, as a lot of times kids forget how to eat healthy when they go off to the college world. While we saw this as an opportunity to reach out to the college world, we also wanted this site to be a resource for people of all ages struggling with their health as a place for them to go and find great resources and information. Feel free to email me or Max at with any questions you may have. Email Josh at

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