| | Carnivore Burger

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Here we find ourselves at another rest day. Take the time to enjoy your Sunday and reflect on the work you have done over the last month.

Be proud of what you have accomplished. This stuff is not easy and under-taking this task is no easy feat.

As my mom told me when I was a young, “If it was easy, everyone would do it.”

This recipe comes via Luke and Tex and has always been a crowd pleaser.


Carnivore Burgers


1 lb Ground GF Beef
1 lb Ground Lamb
1 lb Ground Bison
1 lb Ground Pork (plain, spicy, or sweat Italian style based of your preference)
4 Large eggs
1 lb of bacon per weave (optional)


1. Fire up your grill to about 450°, and pre-heat oven to 325° if making the bacon weave.
2. Add all meat and eggs into a large mixing bowl, and mix thoroughly with your mouth feeders (hands).
3. Divide mixture into 4 equal clumps of meat. Tightly ball up a meat ball, and evenly flatten out and shape into your favorite burger shape, no thicker than 1.25″ thick. Salt, pepper, spice to your liking.
[optional, if you don’t have a bacon weave to make, move to step 6]
4. Weave bacon by laying half of the strips “vertically” on a baking sheet with each strip touching each other. Turn up every other strip and lay one strip “horizontally” across the “vertical strips” and return flipped up strips to original position. Continue process, alternating vertical strips to achieve a bacon weave. Salt, pepper, spice to your liking.
5. Place bacon in oven for about 15 minutes. Remove, and degrease, and return for another 10 minutes. Take note that you will need a baking sheet that can accumulate the bacon grease!
6. Throw Carnivore patty on the grill for about 5-7 minutes, and then flip for another 7 min or until done. Be careful not to char the surface, monitor your heat. The thicker patty is going to take some time to cook through. If you have a meat thermometer, internal temp should be about 135°.
7. Remove and cover the burgers with foil for about 5 more minutes.
8. Place weave on burger, top with favorite fixing (hot sauce, mustard, BBQ), and serve with favorite veggies (if you’re into that thing) and enjoy!

Enjoy our day off.


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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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