11 Keto Hamburger Recipes
Everyone loves a good, juicy burger – meat cooked to perfection, topped with cheese and wrapped in a bun. Well you can still have the burger, and with some creative recipes you won’t even notice that the bun is missing.
Eating on the keto plan is easier when you have lots of options to choose from. This includes foods that you can make in a hurry. Burgers are at the top of the list when it comes to fast food … so why not make it a fast food in your kitchen?
Keto burgers are one of the best meals you can make. They’re versatile and can be made with a variety of different spices so you’re always changing the flavor profile. They’re high in protein and fat, and low in carbs. With the recipes we’ve found, it’s easy to make a tasty dinner in no time. There’s a burger here for everyone’s taste, including a lamb burger when you’re craving protein other than beef.
#1 Salted Mocha Burgers
Nothing beats the juiciness of a beef burger. Full-on keto – high in protein and fat, no carbs, so perfect for dinner or lunches. The coffee and chili powder give the hamburgers such a unique flavour – almost a bit of Mexican mixed with Cajun. Cook outside on the grill or indoors under the broiler. Consider serving these tasty gems with a full-fat Caesar salad for the full meal deal.
#2 Vegged Up Paleo Beef Burgers
When you’re following a keto food plan, you never have to say no to burgers again, and good thing, because not too many people can resist the taste of a good hamburger. Leeks and parsley add not only color to these hamburgers, they give some additional flavor you won’t find in other burgers. Use coconut oil to fry them either in a pan or on a grill – they’ll be even juicier than you can imagine.
#3 Baked Tomato and Bacon Burger
If you’re looking for a completely new burger experience, this is the one recipe that you absolutely have to make. It’s a winning twist on the common hamburger … kicked up a few notches. Take a baked tomato that’s been dredged in coconut flour and lightly fried – add a juicy burger – and then top with bacon – wonderfully delicious and different. This one is scrumptious served in a lettuce wrap.
#4 SousVide Asian Burgers
These ingenious burgers are cooked using the sous vide method, making them ultra-juicy and cooked perfectly every time. The secret ingredient in this recipe is Chinese Five Spice, which adds a bold and spicy flavor to the burger. Add a delicious sauce made with avocado and ginger and you’re got a burger with an Asian spin. Serve it with a quick-made pickled slaw that shines with the use of sesame oil.
#5 Feta Burgers with Fresh Mint Chutney
The taste of homemade chutney made with fresh mint is what makes this burger unique. Don’t leave out the cilantro and lime juice – they amp up the flavor with more punch. The Aleppo pepper gives the burger just a touch of heat. This is the ideal burger, with the feta cheese mixed right in – keto friendly all the way. You’ll be instantly obsessed with what will quickly become one of your best recipes.
#6 Cowboy Burgers
Sometimes burgers should be quick to fix and grill. These “cowboy” burgers are loaded with goodness that scores them high on the taste scale. The trick to get these hamburgers nice and juicy is to mix the cheese right in with the meat before cooking. Use cheese of your choice – maybe cheddar or a jalapeno jack. Just don’t forget the jalapeno. It’s what gives the burger the heat. Leave out if you’re not into the fire.
#7 Turkey Taco Burgers
Turkey puts a different spin on this burger. Still, lots of protein in the turkey and the sharp cheddar cheese ups the fat content. Mixing in the salsa, sour cream, and spices makes this a taco Mexican burger, and it’s the olives that bring even more taste to the turkey. Grill or barbeque this mouth-watering burger then top with the creaminess of an avocado for even more fat.
#8 Avocado and Spicy Mayo Stuffed Burgers
Burgers are quick, easy, and versatile. And if you’re cooking for kids they’ll eagerly welcome a great hamburger, even when you stuff them with something as delicious as avocados. The avocado makes these burgers nice and juicy – and then use it to make a spiced-up mayonnaise to use on top of the burger. Add more vegetables by sautéing up some onions and mushrooms. Keep these burgers keto style by serving them on a lettuce wrap.
#9 Bacon Mushroom Dairy Free Cheeseburgers
These will hands-down be the best burgers you’ve ever had. The cheese sauce is diary-free and so creamy you’ll be glad you subbed out real cheese. To increase the fat count in the burger, use a little bit of avocado oil. There’s an interesting blend of spices in these burgers – thyme, garlic … and a touch of cinnamon. Fry up the bacon and be sure to keep all that rich bacon fat to sauté the mushrooms.
#10 Keto Loco Moco Burger Recipe
Serve this burger on a bed of cauliflower rice. It is so easy to make and it goes perfectly with these Loco Moco-style burgers. This recipe uses a lot of coconut oil – in the rice and gravy – and to fry up the burgers. The gravy is bold from cooking the mushrooms in beef broth. The crowning glory to this burger recipe is the fried egg on top. Fry it sunny side up so the richness of the egg yolk flows over the entire dish.
#11 Rosemary Lamb Burgers with Pesto
Lamb burgers are a nice change from beef and turkey, and just as simple to make. These lamb burgers are even better with the addition of homemade pesto. You’ll want to use fresh rosemary in this recipe to get the full taste of the herb. The same goes for the pesto – use a big bunch of fresh basil leaves. Make this burger for dinner once and you’ll make it again and again.
Lose the Bun, Enjoy the Burger
The hamburger is hands-down one of the favorite foods on the keto diet. Whether you’re eating your keto burger with a fork and knife, or serving it alongside a healthy salad, burgers are one of the best quick meals you can make. The possibilities are endless with what you can do with healthy, good-quality meat. Add bacon and cheese… and you know you’ve put together a tasty meal that no one is going to be able to resist.