Keto butter burgers

Keto butter burgers

Butter on a burger? We’re sold! Traditionally, it’s a Midwestern staple but we ditched the bun and made it irresistibly keto. Crispy edges, juicy bites... just perfect for the grill.

Keto butter burgers

Butter on a burger? We’re sold! Traditionally, it’s a Midwestern staple but we ditched the bun and made it irresistibly keto. Crispy edges, juicy bites... just perfect for the grill.
USMetric
2 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb 450 g 80/20 ground beef
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ ¼ red onionred onions
  • 1 1 fresh jalapeñofresh jalapeños
  • 1 1 tomatotomatoes
  • 1 1 avocadoavocados
  • 1 1 butter lettuce
  • 1 oz. 30 g (60 ml) cheddar cheese (2 slices per burger)
  • 1½ oz. 40 g butter, in slices

Instructions

Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the grill for 20 minutes on medium heat with the lid down.
  2. In a bowl, combine the ground beef, salt and pepper.
  3. Finely chop the onion and cut the jalapeño into small pieces. Remove the seeds first if you don’t want it to be too spicy. Add onion and jalapeño to the meat and combine thoroughly with your hands.
  4. Form two hamburger patties. First shape them into a ball and then slowly press down. If you make them on the grill, leave them a bit thicker because they cook fast.
  5. Grill the patties for 5-7 minutes on each side, depending on how well done you want them. Allow them to rest for 10 minutes before serving so the juices can settle.
  6. While the burgers are on the grill, thinly slice the tomato. Cut the avocado lengthwise, remove the pit and spoon out the flesh.
  7. To assemble, take 3-4 lettuce leaves for each burger. Place burger in the middle, top each with slices of cheese and a slice of butter. Add a slice of tomato and avocado, season with salt and pepper. Try to wrap the burger so you can easily grab it.

No grill prep

If you don't have a grill, you can also prepare these delicious burgers on the stovetop. Just fry the burgers in some butter in a frying pan for a few minutes on each side.

Matt and Megha's tips

The onion and the jalapeños are not gonna cook all the way on the grill, they’ll be a bit crunchy. If you want them to be fully-cooked, you can pre-cook them in a skillet before you mix them in the ground meat mixture.

For some extra flavor, add 1/2 tsp garlic powder or some fresh minced garlic in the meat mixture.

Feel free to serve the burgers with homemade ketchup, homemade BBQ sauce or a lovely spicy mayo.

Video

Butter burgers — Cooking with KetoConnect

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13 comments

  1. Jackie
    I would like to say that it the safety of the burgers cannot be assumed to be safe if they are not cooked completely.
  2. Nicholas
    Too high protein for me. I’ll adjust to 5 to 6 ounces of meat.
  3. Nicholas
    One serving calls for half a tomato yet the instructions say place a slice. Which is it? Same for avocado.
  4. Nicholas
    Matt and Megha made three servings from the 1lb of ground beef which is 5.3 ounces per burger which also is the average protein for all diet doctor recipes. I think this should be fixed in the recipe someone could go over their protein ratios easily. So which is the correct recipe one or theee burgers from one pound
    Reply: #6
  5. Nicholas
    Correction to my comment above... 2 or 3 burgers?
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Matt and Megha made three servings from the 1lb of ground beef which is 5.3 ounces per burger which also is the average protein for all diet doctor recipes. I think this should be fixed in the recipe someone could go over their protein ratios easily. So which is the correct recipe one or theee burgers from one pound

    The recipe as written makes 2 burgers from 1lb ground beef.

  7. Soosie
    Ah I get it! Butter burgers. Butter head lettuce! And there I was looking for butter in the recipe, doh!
  8. Linda
    Soosie...you need to read better!!! Hahahaha~. They ALSO put butter ON the burger!
    Reply: #11
  9. Kathe K
    Seems really petty, but I'm an English teacher who is frustrated with the "dumbing down" of the language. You used "gonna" as a word in what was not a direct quote. You legitimized slang that is short for "going to." Can you please not perpetuate this all-too-common error in future posts/articles? I get essays from students using "wanna" and "gonna" and it makes me really sad. But when they see it used in supposedly smart web-pages, they think it's correct. I loved the recipe... just didn't love the message. Thanks for considering.
    Reply: #12
  10. Ellen Deman
    To much protein 1/2 pond per burger ..how can you properly eat this thing......gross to look at nothing refined in my book. I also agree with the previous comments...dumbing down of the language is indeed a travesty .
  11. Soosie
    Oops did they? 😂. You’re right, I need glasses!
  12. Susie
    It’s not petty at all! I live in the UK and I’m saddened to hear BBC Radio 4 presenters using gonna and wanna on a daily basis! Yes please, no more dumbing down, thank you!
  13. Myfanwy
    Thanks duet Dr.fir inspi

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