I do not even miss having a bun with my burger, when I am using vibrant and healthy paleo ingredients.
Organic Greens, CT grown heriloom tomatos, pickled jalapenos $2
Grass-fed New Zealand cheddar from Trader Joe's (cheap and delicious) $1
1 lb of Grass Fed on a "Madness Sale" at Whole Foods market for 4.99$
1/3rd of a package of Trader Joe's Uncured Bacon End's and pieces $1
Fry up the bacon, keep the bacon grease in the pan (healthy fats!) and put on the side
Put the burgers on the pan, flip after a few minutes, and add the sliced cheese
Cut up a couple pickles and made my plate
Letting the other two patties cool down for lunches later this week
Total Cost for 3 meals was under $10 dollars, so $3.33 per 1/3 lb grass-fed beef burger with organic ingredients and excellent cheddar cheese. You can definitely afford to eat like this!