Keto cheeseburger

Keto cheeseburger

Cheeseburgers... what could be a more perfect centerpiece to your casual keto feast? Heavy on the flavor and satisfaction, but light on effort! And you don't need bread to make them wonderfully tasty — dress 'em up with delicious salsa and toppings instead!

Keto cheeseburger

Cheeseburgers... what could be a more perfect centerpiece to your casual keto feast? Heavy on the flavor and satisfaction, but light on effort! And you don't need bread to make them wonderfully tasty — dress 'em up with delicious salsa and toppings instead!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Salsa
  • 2 2 tomatotomatoes
  • 2 2 scallionscallions
  • 1 1 avocadoavocados
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • fresh cilantro, to taste
Burgers
  • 1½ lbs 650 g ground beef
  • 7 oz. 200 g (425 ml) shredded cheese, divided
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp paprika powder
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh oregano, finely chopped
  • 2 oz. 50 g butter, for frying
Toppings
  • 5 oz. 150 g lettuce
  • ¾ cup 175 ml mayonnaise
  • 5 oz. 150 g cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp pickled jalapeños, chopped
  • 2½ oz. 75 g sliced dill picklesliced dill pickles
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp Dijon mustard

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Chop up the salsa ingredients and stir together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Mix in seasoning and half the cheese into the ground beef, combining with hands or a wooden spoon until blended.
  3. Make four burgers and fry in a pan or grill if you prefer. Add the remaining cheese on top towards the end.
  4. Serve on lettuce with mayo, bacon, pickled jalapeños, dill pickle and mustard. And don't forget the homemade salsa!

Tip!

Here's how to make your own super-healthy mayonnaise without soybean oil and additives.

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119 comments

  1. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can I please ask for an edit? I've made this twice and I've made the same mistake both times. Could the qty of cheese to put in the patties be edited to 50g and put the other 50g in with the toppings please?

    I will alert the recipes team. In the meantime, pay attention to step 2 which references half the cheese.

    Reply: #103
  2. Andrew
    Not great. Leave the cheese out of the mince as it merely makes the burgers stick to the skillet and fall apart,despite the butter. Add it to the salsa instead...
  3. Natalie
    Thank you for adding divided to the list.
  4. Phaedra
    Hi please can I ask a quick question if I made the burgers for 2 servings and still made 4 burgers
    How many do I have for my tea?
    Many thanks
    Reply: #105
  5. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi please can I ask a quick question if I made the burgers for 2 servings and still made 4 burgers
    How many do I have for my tea?
    Many thanks

    If you need this meal to feed two people, then divide however many burger patties you made by 2 to get a serving.

  6. Phaedra
    Thank you, just wanted to check as well. If you wanted to double up as you suggested tea and a dinner the next day do you need a serving for 2 or 1 thank you in advance
    Reply: #107
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Thank you, just wanted to check as well. If you wanted to double up as you suggested tea and a dinner the next day do you need a serving for 2 or 1 thank you in advance

    If you need enough food for two meals, choose 2 servings.

  8. Jackie
    If you get hungry, you can eat. Choose low carb veggies for a snack (celery, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, cucumbers etc), or as the site suggests, a piece of turkey breast rolled in a lettuce leaf. It helps to read about this diet on the website, LOTS of info. The broth is suggested if you get a headache due to low salt. It’s probably ok if you want to use it as a snack, but ewww. I eat string cheese sometimes too.

    On the two week challenge do I just eat what is on the recipe. Three meals a day with no vegetables? And the snack would be the bouillon cubes ?

    On the two week challenge do I just eat what is on the recipe. Three meals a day with no vegetables? And the snack would be the bouillon cubes ?

  9. Jackie
    These recipes are fantastic. Flavorful, filling, satisfying and they don’t break the bank. Thank you!!!
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  11. Ian Wigle
    Perhaps a picky question. You state in many places that the default for recipes is raw weight for meat, unless otherwise indicated.

    In this recipe, (for 4 portions) you call for "150g cooked bacon, crumbled". Am I to take that at face value, and weigh out 150 of cooked bacon, then crumble it? Or might this recipe better read "150g of bacon, cooked then crumbled?" Based on what I have learned is the size of 150g of raw bacon that has then been cooked, that would seem to be a more appropriate amount of bacon to split between 4 cheeseburgers.

    Thanks again for an excellent site!

    Reply: #112
  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Perhaps a picky question. You state in many places that the default for recipes is raw weight for meat, unless otherwise indicated.
    In this recipe, (for 4 portions) you call for "150g cooked bacon, crumbled". Am I to take that at face value, and weigh out 150 of cooked bacon, then crumble it? Or might this recipe better read "150g of bacon, cooked then crumbled?" Based on what I have learned is the size of 150g of raw bacon that has then been cooked, that would seem to be a more appropriate amount of bacon to split between 4 cheeseburgers.
    Thanks again for an excellent site!

    This would be pre-cooked weight. 1 slice of thick cut bacon is approximately 15 grams, so that's definitely plenty of bacon.

  13. Ian Wigle
    16 strips in a one pound package of thick cut bacon. Works out to very close to 30 grams per slice of thick cut bacon?? Most recipe pictures I've seen here showing 2 or 3 full slices of bacon end up with perhaps 2 or 3 half-slices of medium-sliced bacon. Not sure where the discrepancies come from... Fortunately the fat/protein calorie balance in fried bacon is about 55/45, so not much harm in adding more bacon.
    Reply: #116
  14. JOHN
    Can you guys be a little specific, the 1st step suggest to chop the Salsa ingredients, is it supposed to be chopped in slices, cubes or rectangles? How ?
    Reply: #115
  15. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can you guys be a little specific, the 1st step suggest to chop the Salsa ingredients, is it supposed to be chopped in slices, cubes or rectangles? How ?

    You may find this helpful. Chopped is small squares.
    https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-understand-mince-chop-and-dice-cooki...

  16. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    16 strips in a one pound package of thick cut bacon. Works out to very close to 30 grams per slice of thick cut bacon?? Most recipe pictures I've seen here showing 2 or 3 full slices of bacon end up with perhaps 2 or 3 half-slices of medium-sliced bacon. Not sure where the discrepancies come from... Fortunately the fat/protein calorie balance in fried bacon is about 55/45, so not much harm in adding more bacon.

    That may well vary by brand. For most brands, a slice of thick cut bacon is more like 15 grams by weight. Here's an example with on common brand.
    https://www.wegmans.com/products/meat/bacon/bacon/center-cut-bacon-th...

  17. Ian Wigle
    Please bear with me. If you look carefully at the picture of the product on Wegman's page that you provided, there are approximately 16 slices in that 16 ounce package. I am not trying to be difficult - I am trying to ensure I am using the correct numbers when following this diet. Many thanks for your patience, but could someone please review the basis for the 15 grams per uncooked slice calculation ? Many thanks.
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  19. Laurae
    Hi there,this recipe calls for use of beef,can I replace that with chicken as I cannot eat beef?
    Reply: #120
  20. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi there,this recipe calls for use of beef,can I replace that with chicken as I cannot eat beef?

    Yes, though you may wish to add more fat when mixing the burgers as chicken is much lower fat.

  21. Serrena McDonald
    Made this twice. Loved both times. Very filling with all the toppings. Just wanted to comment ,looking at previous posts re weights etc, I've not been so worried about exact weights etc, you just get to know what your plate should look like. I've noticed a few discrepancies too in a few recipes but I go with what looks right. I'm sure some days mine and hubby's carbs probably do go over the keto required 20g but the weight is still falling off both of us :). We are just relaxing and enjoying the experience. The rest is falling into place :) or off as the case may be.
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