Pumpkin Sliders with Honey Drizzle

So I think I am going to keep this one short.  Probably not, but at least you know that is my intention; to not bore you to the ends of the earth with my blabbing.  I am doing a pay it forward giveaway right now so please go enter HERE.  I think I have obsessively talked about it being fall, well I got my wish and now it is FREEZING.  But that is ok, I am sitting here in my Footed Pajamas (yes I just admitted that, and I love these things) eating a bowl of hot elk chili I just made (Recipe will be coming soon) typing this post.  In other words, I am cozy and I love it.  Speaking of cozy, its another pumpkin recipe.  I honestly have no idea what possessed me to shove pumpkin into the bowl while I was grinding my ground beef, but my instincts were correct and this was surprisingly delicious.  I also decided that I wish pumpkin was in season all year round since I am obsessed with it.  See HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.  And there are like 10 more so I will see you all in my Pumpkins Anonymous meetings.

Pumpkin Burgers

Just in case you didn’t know, I am not a photographer, nevermind a food photographer so I get frustrated easily.  I do not have a decorative or stylish gene in my body.  Honestly, my wardrobe consists of sweatpants, workout shorts and Crossfit or Paleo tshirts. So lets just say, I do not like this photo and almost did not post the recipe because I could not get one I liked.  Maybe it was the fact that it is really hard to make some meat look sexy, or just my hunger, but I was angry and had no idea how to plate these.  So up above is what you get and I will try harder next time.  So please know that these taste 1000 times better than they look (I hope).  I am really not upset, but just felt the urge to vent a little, Phew.  With that being said, enjoy and please leave a comment and rating letting me know how you like these.  Oh and I almost forgot, I got to spend part of my weekend with my amazing friends at Cook Pigs Ranch in Julian, CA and here is the video I made for them.  Talk about Happy Pigs!!!! If you fall in love and order from them, tell them the Caveman sent you :)

4.9 from 14 reviews
Pumpkin Burgers with Honey Drizzle
Serves: 4
  1. Combine your ground beef, pumpkin, onion, and spices in a large mixing bowl
  2. Using your hands, mix well ensuring an even distribution of all ingredients
  3. Form into 4-6 small patties depending on the size you want them
  4. Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium heat
  5. Place a cooking fat of your choice in the pan, I used bacon fat but you can use coconut oil as well
  6. Cook for approximately 3 minutes per side or until they are done to your liking
  7. Plate however you like. I placed mine on a sliced tomato with raw onions on top
  8. Drizzle your honey over the burgers and serve

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  1. I was hunting around for something to go with my current bounty of brussels sprouts and stumbled into this! Looks like a perfect fit for a delicious meal. Glad to have seen this, thanks!

  2. I have never eaten something so fast in my life. I’m all about easy fast meals and this one definitely fits the bill. I think I might be making these more than once a week for the next few months.

  3. Made these last night and oh what a luscious thing they were! Moist and so very tasty. I omitted the raw onion on top but did serve them on the tomato slice which makes the sliders look very professional! I adaed a topping of homemade garlic mint yoghurt which totally complimented the dish and a nice fresh salad. Can,t wait to make this one again definately a favourite in our house! Thank you so much for this great recipe =]

  4. I have made these multiple times in the last few weeks. I souped up the “honey drizzle” and had to share. I always have homemade mayo on hand (I use a 50/50 mix avocado oil and extra light olive oil), and I added some honey and pumpkin pie spice to use as a dipping sauce for these pumpkin burgers. Holy crap! It takes these awesome burgers to a whole new level. Now whenever I make these, I make a whole batch of mayo with honey and pumpkin pie spice just to have with them. :) It adds a touch of sweetness, a little extra pumpkin flavor and of course, more good fat!

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