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
  • 4 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 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

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2 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.

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