Danny's Nutritious Organ Burgers

Recipe by Mandy Pagano

Recipe originally published on KetovangelistKitchen.com on 7/19/19. It has been heavily edited for re-publication.



Anyone who who follows my friend, Danny Vega, has probably noticed he's a big proponent of incorporating organ meats into the human diet. Before you run screaming, hear me out: the fact is that organ meats are insanely nutrient dense (meaning calorie-for-calorie, they pack in more nutrients than most other foods, most vegetables included), and they're a huge part of how human beings evolved to eat. Consuming the whole animal, nose-to-tail, is what's referred to as "ancestral eating," and it's basically how we ate for hundreds of thousands of years prior to the advent of agriculture.

I think most of us can accept this idea, in theory, but in practice a lot of folks here in the West still get a bit skeeved out when considering actually putting organ meats into our mouths. And hey, if this is you, you're in good company because I know for certain that organ meats are awesome for our health, and I still have a difficult time with them, mentally.

That's where my buddy Danny comes to the rescue. He's a champ at getting as many organ meats down his gullet as he can manage, while managing to make it taste pretty darned good. And knowing Danny, I can't tell you if it tastes gross, he ain't eating it. So, if you're ready to take a culinary leap and branch out into organ meats, give Danny's burger recipe a try!


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Danny's Nutritious Organ Burgers

  •  Author: Mandy Pagano
  •  Prep Time: 10 minutes
  •  Cook Time: 20 minutes
  •  Total Time: 30 minutes
  •  Yield: 10 burger patties
  •  Cuisine: American
  •  Keywords: meat, organ-meat, burgers, grilling, chicken


  • 20 oz (567 g) chicken livers
  • 12 oz (340 g) good quality chicken sausage
  • 32 oz (g) ground chicken
  • garlic or garlic powder, to taste
  • Redmond's Real Salt, or good quality sea salt, to taste
  • Redmond's Real Seasoning Salt, or my Seasoned Salt, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with foil. Also, prepare a skillet or grill.
  2. In a meat grinder or a food processor, combine the meats to grind together.process until all the meats are ground.
  3. Mix seasonings into the meat, then pat it out into approx. 10 patties.
  4. Arrange patties on the foil-lined baking sheet and bake at 300 for 10 minutes. This helps the meat come together into a solid patty.
  5. Once the burgers have baked, finish cooking by pan frying or grilling them, to your desired level of doneness. Let the finished patties stand 5 minutes to rest beforehand serving.
  6. Top with butter (as shown) or your favorite burger condiments and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1 patty
  • Calories: 321.1 cal
  • Fat: 16.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
    • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 41 g

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