Bacon Cilantro Lime Burgers

It’s getting warmer outside. You know what that means? Outdoor workouts, outdoor lunch breaks and stunna shades. This also means that I’ve traveled 10 more miles on foot in the past 32 hours than usual. These CrossFit quads have got to go, they’re slowing me down. Thinking I’m going to place a moratorium on PR squat efforts now that the Open is over, and just pound the pavement. A lot.


Speaking of – SCF rocked it on the last pair of workouts and ended up qualifying for regionals as a team!

Now, pardon me for a moment while I jump up on my 24″ (soap)box about this. Someone from an affiliate an hour down the highway felt the need to troll the SCF page and make some unnecessary comments about the team’s stellar placement in the final 2 WODs. All I have to say about it is this: SCF isn’t the only affiliate that had top 10 scores on one WOD and finished in the 30-50 range on the others. That’s the whole point of CrossFit, isn’t it? You’re good at some things, and you suck at others. Shoot… that’s how LIFE is.

It makes me sad that there are people out there who make attempts to publicly discredit the hard work of people they’ve never even met. I know all the scores from our box are legit, and I could not be prouder of all the SCF athletes who busted their asses for the scores that ended up placing us in the top 30.

Back to the burgers. That’s why you’re here anyway. Springtime means making the transition from ovens & meatloaves to grills & burgers! What’s that you say? You’ don’t like burgers? Go back to Pluto. What’s that I say? My grill is busted and I had to cook mine on the stove? Yes. Egg on my face.

Bacon Cilantro Lime Burgers (Serves 6)

– 1 1/3lb Ground Turkey (Apparently this is the weight 1 standard package is…)
– 4 slices Bacon
– 1/2 cup Cilantro, chopped
– 2 Fresh Jalapenos, diced
– 1/2 cup White Onion, chopped
– 1/2 cup Green Pepper, chopped
– 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
– 1 tbsp Southwest Seasoning
– 1 tsp Lime Juice
– 1 Egg

Step 1) Precook bacon in a skillet.

Step 2) Dice up all the fresh ingredients. Don’t put your fingers covered in jalapeno oil near your eyes. Or your tongue, unless you’ve got cojones and/or a high tolerance for hot stuff.

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Step 3) Chop bacon into small pieces, throw all ingredients into a mixing bowl.

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Step 4) Roll up your sleeves and get messy! Mix all ingredients together and form into patties. Cook 4ish minutes a side.

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Marvelous. Yes. I put a tiny bit of cheese on top. Oh well. Everything else is paleo except for that.

I mean… I don’t call this blog the Occasional FAILeo for nothing.



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