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Truffle Mushroom Burgers & Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook

Aug 6, 2015

Ok, so I am going to seriously attempt to channel my inner Juli and be funny for once, but let’s just be real and realize that no one is as funny or awesome as she is!


So, I am sitting at my desk yesterday when I see the mailman approaching with a box. Well after seeing a few friends already receiving their copy of her latest cookbook, I knew exactly what had to be in that box. So I ran to the door, seriously probably tackled him, was way too excited and my guess is he’s never coming back.  Then the pup and I practically tore open the box and I just stood at my front door saying OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH THIS COOKBOOK (now I am typing this watching Friends and Janice’s voice saying “OMG” is forever on replay in my head…humm scroll to the end for a video, oh yes).

But seriously THIS COOKBOOK! It is quite honestly the most beautiful book I have ever seen, thanks to the combined forces of Bill and Hayley’s (from Primal Palate) photography with Juli’s hilarious and bubbly self.  Her cookbook truly captures what healthy eating is all about to me—it captures the joy found in eating delicious and nutritious food, because yes the two should always go hand in hand.

In Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook, you’re going to find yes “over 100 gluten-free recipes to help you shine from within” but they are all going to be delicious, finger lickin’-comfort-food-winning recipes!

Ok, so back to my story of yesterday and the hilariousness that followed—I just released my photography ebook (which you should totally go check out!) called Scrumptious & Styled and was so excited with that that I practically forgot to eat and had nothing in the house.  So, I then decided, that since tackling the mail-man wasn’t enough, to run to the store (quite literally run) in the midst of a Hawaiian hurricane, yeah soaked but hey I got the burger ingredients, like ASAP. Because after flipping through these pages, I had to eat these paleo truffle mushroom burgers with all the truffle aioli, because if you know anything about me it is that burgers are totally their own food group and anything topped with a fried egg and truffle sauce is just a win. Serious win!

To celebrate Juli’s soon to be released cookbook (coming to kitchens near you on August 18th) I am giving away one copy to one lucky individual! Plus, I am also giving away the winner a copy of my food photography ebook, Scrumptious & Styled: A Complete Guide to Food Photography, Styling and Making Your Plate Come to Life.  Because I am just so excited about BOTH!

All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me of your favorite burger flavors, toppings or your wildest, dream burger combination.  Giveaway to US residents only, ends Monday (8/10) at midnight.

{UPDATE: giveaway closed & winner was notified. Thanks everyone :)!}

Now, go make these burgers. Boom.

Truffle Mushroom Burgers

Recipe from Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook


For the burgers

  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 3 tbsp minced yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

For the toppings

  • 5 tbsp butter, ghee or coconut oil, divided
  • 3 large shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup mixed mushrooms (button, shiitake, etc.), thinly sliced
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 batch Truffle Aioli (recipe also in the book)
  • 4 slices prosciutto
  • coarse sea salt
  • black pepper


  • Preheat a grill to medium heat.
  • In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the burgers until well combined.  Form the mixture into 4 patties, then press your thumb in the middle of each burger.  Cover and place in the fridge while you prepare the toppings.
  • In a medium saute pan over medium-low heat, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter.  Add the shallots and cook for about 6 to 7 minutes moving them around to keep them from burning.  Once the shallots are soft, add the mushrooms, sprinkle with salt and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes, until the mushrooms are soft.
  • Grill the burgers for 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.  Cover with foil and let rest for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Heat a large sauce pan over low heat.  Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, then crack the eggs into the pan.  Cook for 6 to 8 minutes, until the whites are cooked but the yolks are still runny.
  • Top each burger with 1 to 2 tablespoons of the aioli, a slice of prosciutto, some of the mushroom mixture, and egg and a bit of coarse sea salt and pepper.

Comments +

  1. Erin H.

    August 6th, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    This burger sounds amazing and might be my new favorite! However, my current favorite involves loads of grilled onions and mushrooms, roasted peppers, bacon and avocado. ????????

    I can’t wait to flip through your ebook. I’m so excited!

  2. alexandra robertson

    August 6th, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    love me a burger with balsamic onion jam and blue cheese on a cauliflower bun. mmm

  3. Vanessa

    August 6th, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    One of my absolute favorite burger toppings is a bacon-maple-bourbon jam from a local restaurant. Not quite paleo but so good!

  4. madison

    August 6th, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    how fun! I love juli! my fave burger toppings are bacon, avocado, spicy BBQ, sprouts, fried egg… I’m drooling! would love to win her cookbook and learn more about food photography from you! I love your style! xo

  5. Lydia L.

    August 6th, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    My fave burger has onions in it and topped with more onions and mushrooms and all the bacon!

  6. Elizabeth Suarez

    August 6th, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    My favorite burger is a beef patty with an over medium egg topped with home fries 😀 so good!

  7. Katie

    August 6th, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    I know it’s not super crazy but I love putting homemade pesto on my burgers. It’s so good! Or avocado…. that’s delicious too!

  8. Ashley

    August 7th, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    I love homemade, or good quality mayonnaise and mushrooms on my burgers! Yum!

  9. Abby

    August 7th, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Burgers with avocado and mustard and sprouts sound great!!

  10. Denise M

    August 7th, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    I love burgers with avocado, bacon and a fried egg. Oh my gosh, delicious

  11. Jacqie M.

    August 7th, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    I love burgers with grilled onions, avocado, and BBQ sauce. And some cheese.

  12. Bonnie Sanders

    August 7th, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Love Ketchup, Pickle, Lettuce and Tomato. Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Karalyn

    August 7th, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Bacon and cheese – simple yet so good

  14. Jennifer Chorazy

    August 7th, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    my favorite is a bison burger I found many years ago that uses sweet potato and molasses to hold it together. Is just the perfect amount of sweetness. I love simple toppings of avocado, butter lettuce, and a good heirloom tomato. just talking about it has my mouth watering.

  15. Anya McK.

    August 8th, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    A caribou burger with Tillamook sharp cheddar, bacon, and avocado. MMM-MMM!

  16. Heather

    August 8th, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    We made a bison burger with caramelized onions, a pomegranate molasses glaze, and fresh cilantro once that was out of this world. Need to recreate!

  17. Steph

    August 9th, 2015 at 1:53 am

    My husband lobrd burger with fried egg

  18. Caitlin Schlabach

    August 9th, 2015 at 4:22 am

    The best burgers have melted Brie with a chunky blueberry jelly, greens, and crispy bacon!!!! Served with sweet potato tater tots. Just the best!!!

  19. Michelle

    August 9th, 2015 at 11:29 am

    The best burger has sautéed mushrooms and onions and Gorgonzola. Serve with grilled mixed veggies!!

  20. Krissy

    August 9th, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    My favorite burger to make is a mix of turkey and ground beef, seasoned with ras el hanout, a North African spice blend, piled high with carmelized onions!! Yum.

  21. Sean

    August 10th, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    my favorite burger is a bison burger with bacon, goat cheese and egg on top with black pepper. its savory, creamy and delicious.

  22. Tami D

    August 10th, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Definitely a llama burger! Either shredded for a pulled llama sandwich with a vinegar based sweet and sour tangy coleslaw with red and green cabbage and jicama, pickled radishes, avocado aioli and sunny side up egg or ground llama burger with pickled red onions, swiss chard,and kalamata olive and beet relish! Tastebud explosion!

  23. Stephanie

    August 10th, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    A burger topped with fried egg, bacon, mushrooms and avocado!!

  24. Baydiizye "Daisy"

    August 10th, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    It is really hard to choose a favorite but I think bacon, avocado, mushroom would have to be on the top there. YUMMMMMMM!!!!

  25. Evelyn B.

    August 10th, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    I love the barbecue sauce route…BUT I just recently has mushrooms with truffle oil at a restaurant and WOW. That combination would be amazing with a burger! 🙂

  26. Alyssa panico

    August 10th, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    I really love BBQ burgers right now whule I’m pregnant. They are delicious! Then I top them with everything I can; tomato, lettuce, and mustard. Yum!

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