Dad’s Burger and Fries


The enemy of fast food franchises is this unique and delicious gourmet hamburger that is quick and easy to make. Fast food franchises take excellent photographs and make good posters beautifully displaying their products. However when you fall for their marketing strategy and partake in their products, only end up being extremely disappointed. This recipe is the solution we are craving for the American cuisine if you must consume more calories than your body requires.


  • ½ pound organic buffalo meat
  • ½ pound organic taco meat (unseasoned)
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 tablespoon Texas Pete hot sauce
  • 2 slices Vermont extra sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 6 ounces spinach
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tomato (Roma)
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 blue potatoes
  • 1 Idaho potato
  • 1 sweet potato (orange)
  • 1 sweet potato (purple)
  • Himalayan sea salt
  • 2 organic whole-wheat hamburger buns
  • ¼ ounce whip butter


In a large bowl add the ½ pound organic buffalo meat together with ½ pound of organic taco meat. In a blender, puree the red onion along with the Texas Pete in the white pepper. After this is blended together, add to your bowl of meat. On the step of a blender is not available you may substitute the red onion for onion powder, with the amount at your discretion. Mix these ingredients together thoroughly. Take proximally ½ pound of meat and throw back and forth between your hands like a baseball to consolidate the meat. Hold this amount in the palm of your hand, and use light karate chops to form the ½ pound burger patty. Repeat this step with the remainder of the meat. Place both in a preheated frying pan with a smidgen of olive oil. Cook both sides evenly. When this step is complete, place cheese over the meat. Take a lid the size of the pan and add a small piece of ice or one tablespoon of water to the hot pan. Immediately put the lid on top of the pan.  This will instantaneously melt the cheese. Remember to coordinate the steps with the fries you are about to make.

Wash the amount of spinach you wish to place on your burgers. Slice the amount of tomato and avocado as well that you will want on your burgers. Slice the combination of colorful potatoes into the size fries that you desire. Place in a preheated pan of peanut oil. Fry until crispy. When done, flavor with Himalayan sea salt.

 Butter all sides of your organic whole-wheat hamburger buns, and fry face down in pan until crisp and delicious. I suggest using whipped butter, because as always I’m a firm believer if you are going to consume fat you should consume the good fat! Remove from pan to plate. Add meat, tomatoes, spinach and avocados to the bun. Add your melody of fries to your plate. No further instructions unnecessary. Maybe some barbecue sauce.

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