A low carb burger stuffed with flavor

Keto Friendly RecipeA low carb burger simply means no buns, but not no flavor! And who needs a boring old bun anyway? The main taste of any burger is inside the perfectly cooked meat, not in that carb filled roll! When you have a perfect burger recipe, complete with just the right seasonings, you will never miss that bun. We have worked hard to perfect out keto quarter pounder recipe so that it has everything you would want in a burger.  After trying this burger once, you’ll be itching to make it for your friend’s next barbecue (grilling only amplifies “incredibly delicious”). Everyone, keto followers and high carb eaters alike will love this burger recipe.

This recipe is very flexible and really caters to each user’s preferences. If you really like something specific in your burger, you can make an executive chef’s decision and add it in. Add some extra pepper to the mix or even a little hot sauce if you like a spicy burger. Top the burger with a slice of tomato or some onions if that is your preference. The key is to keep those topping low carb but otherwise, use this recipe as a starting point to make the burger of your dreams (however, we think the keto quarter pounder recipe is perfect as written too!).

Our favorite meat to use is fresh ground beef (for maximum fat – 25-30%) from a butcher because it’s not prepackaged and was taken from the remains of different cuts of beef from the same day. See if there is a local butcher shop near you that makes their ground beef daily. Using quality ingredients will make your burger so much better- you can definitely taste the difference!

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There are different types of ground beef that you can use based on your preference or diet. When buying your desired ground beef, keep in mind that the lower the fat percentage, the higher the cost. Of course, when on a keto diet, more fat can be a good thing! After all, fat is what is fueling your body and something you need to have in order to maintain your energy levels while eating keto.

  • Ground beef: 25-30% fat – different parts of the cow
  • Ground chucks: 20% fat – shoulder, front of the cow
  • Ground round: 15% fat –  tail area, lower end of the cow
  • Ground sirloin: 10-14% fat – cow’s midsection

An egg is great for keeping the meat together when it’s been stuffed with all the other ingredients, but not necessary, especially if you knead the meat really well in the very beginning. The burger will hold together well as it bakes, pan-fries or grills! Hopefully, by now you are craving a burger so on to the recipe!

Low Carb Keto Quarter Pounder

Now that you have a low carb burger recipe, you’re missing one thing – a side of keto fries! The combination of the two will satisfy your craving for this delicious, classic meal!

Making your bangin’ low carb burger:

Low Carb Burger
Keto Quarter Pounder
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Rating: 4.65
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Macros per burger:
• 443 Calories
• 34g of Fat
• 25g of Protein
• 4g of Carbs
Serves
2 burgers
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Serves
2 burgers
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Low Carb Burger
Keto Quarter Pounder
Votes: 85
Rating: 4.65
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Macros per burger:
• 443 Calories
• 34g of Fat
• 25g of Protein
• 4g of Carbs
Serves
2 burgers
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Serves
2 burgers
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Servings: burgers
Ingredients
Spices
Instructions
  1. Knead (press, fold and stretch) your meat for about 3 minutes. This is important because it makes the meat very sticky and keeps it together when adding all your ingredients to it.
    Knead the meat very well
  2. Dice and chop your ingredients very finely so they don’t prevent the meat from sticking to itself – I’m using bacon, onion, pickled jalapeño and tomato.
    Chop your ingredients!
  3. Add your diced ingredients, sauces (mayo and sriracha recommended), egg (optional) and spices to the meat and knead it again for a few minutes to ensure a uniform consistency of ingredients.
    Just a ball of awesome
  4. Split your ball of meat in half twice and flatten each of the 4 pieces to make very flat patties. Add a tablespoon of butter to the center of two of the pieces of meat and then slap on the non-buttered pieces! Seal up the sides so you end up with 2 nice patties ready for grilling. You can make your patties thicker for a more medium rare burger.
    Flatten the other half and slap it on top!
  5. Throw your patties on the pan (or grill!). If you want delicious, caramelized onions, throw your onions on when you flip your burgers after 5 minutes.
    Fry or grill each side for 4-5 minutes
  6. Flip your onions midway so they cook well on both sides. Your burger should be ready after 5 minutes on the second side.
    Throw your onions on when you flip your burgers
  7. Lay out a two big pieces of lettuce with a spread of mayo and place your juicy patties on them. Top each with your choice of toppings! I added caramelized onions, sriracha, a sliced of tomato, sliced jalapeños and more mayo! Cheese and ketchup are welcome for the more traditional burger. Take a bite and taste those flavors from beginning to end. You’ll probably need 2 bites to really taste the depth of the flavors!
    Low Carb Burger
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