Keto cheeseburger

Ready for a keto cheeseburger? You don't need bread to make it wonderfully tasty – make one with delicious salsa and toppings instead.
Ready for a keto cheeseburger? You don't need bread to make it wonderfully tasty – make one with delicious salsa and toppings instead.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1½ lbs 700 g ground beef
  • 7 oz. 200 g shredded cheese
  • 2 teaspoons 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons 2 teaspoons paprika powder
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, finely chopped
  • 2 oz. 50 g butter, for frying
Salsa
  • 2 2 tomatotomatoes
  • 2 2 scallionscallions
  • 1 1 avocadoavocados
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt
  • fresh cilantro, to taste
Toppings
  • ¾ cup 175 ml mayonnaise
  • 5 oz. 150 g cooked bacon
  • 4 tablespoons 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup 125 ml sliced dill picklesliced dill pickles
  • 5 oz. 150 g lettuce
  • 4 tablespoons 60 ml pickled jalapeños

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Chop up the salsa ingredients and stir together in a small bowl. Put aside.
  2. Mix in seasoning and half the cheese into the ground beef.
  3. Make four burgers and fry in a pan or grill if you prefer. Add cheese on top towards the end.
  4. Serve on lettuce with dill pickle, and mustard.

Tip!

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

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78 Comments

  1. Denise
    I was wondering the same thing. The store that has the huge displays here is so expensive. Are we talking cheddar?
  2. Denise
    I saw that the liberal plate has sweet potatoes as steak fries. Check out the different plate size options. :)
  3. Barbara
    Any answer on Worcestershire sauce?
    Reply: #54
  4. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Worcestershire sauce contains sugar so it's not so good...but then again if you only use a few grams it could be OK if it doesn't trigger cravings.
  5. Kathryn
    I'm just starting the 2 week challenge and I'm making the burgers. I used 700g minced beef (I'm in the UK) and made 4 burgers and in my email it says to have 2 portions which is 2 burgers. So that's 350g meat in one sitting - that's a heck of a lot of meat, am I supposed to eat that much?

    Sorry if I'm being dim but just want to get off onto the right foot!

    Replies: #56, #70
  6. shiela
    Kathryn, I have been following same program thru a different site and I can almost never finish my food. Just eat until you are full and save the rest for another meal. I just started eating meat after 28 years and it took 3 meals to eat 1 burger!
  7. Candy
    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 ?
    Reply: #58
  8. Marianne G
    The recipe for Monday's dinner suggests serving it with greens and olive oil. As for the burgers, I guess the salsa would be considered the veg, also they are pictured on a bed of lettuce. No snacks except for broth is my understanding. Hope that helps!
  9. Denise Walden
    The drop down chart below the Ketogenic low carb button. Is that the % for one serving. This recipe has 4 servings... I am counting everything that goes in my mouth so is that % for one serving? THANKS
    Reply: #60
  10. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Denise!

    The % is always the same, but the 5 grams of carb is per servering, so for everything it's 20 grams of carbs.

    The drop down chart below the Ketogenic low carb button. Is that the % for one serving. This recipe has 4 servings... I am counting everything that goes in my mouth so is that % for one serving? THANKS

  11. Carmen
    Hi. I just started the two-week challange today. The burger was amazing.
    I am wondering though if the 4 serving means that the recipe is four 2 people, meaning 1 burger for dinner and the other one for lunch tomorrow? I had two burgers tonight and I'm totally stuffed now.
    But when I look at the recipe for tomorrow I think only half of what it says would be to less for me...would ve really greatfull for your answers and suggestions.
  12. Siv
    Hi. I am preparing for the two-week challange and are looking at the shopping list. It say Scallions, 1, but in the recipe for salsa it says 2 scallions. How much scallion should i put in the salsa?
    Reply: #66
  13. Bram
    Hi. I was wondering how I can eat the leftovers as lunch when I have to go to school every day and I have to eat my lunch at school. The problem is that I can't heat the food (burgers in this case) at school.
    Reply: #65
  14. gbl
    I gave blood again. Six hours before my donation I made a variation of this recipe. NOOOO problems with iron levels, as I have sometimes experienced.

    I did not use any of the toppings on top. I put the vegs into the meat, added some olive oil to the raw meat *because Bison* which is lean and dry, and used less cheese and it was Blue cheese at that, melted on top of the finished and hot burgers.

    Thanks for the springboard.

  15. Kristin Berglund Team Diet Doctor

    Hi. I was wondering how I can eat the leftovers as lunch when I have to go to school every day and I have to eat my lunch at school. The problem is that I can't heat the food (burgers in this case) at school.

    Hi Bram!

    Maybe this is a better option for lunch if you can't heat your food: https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/salad-in-a-jar

    Best of luck!

  16. Kristin Berglund Team Diet Doctor

    Hi. I am preparing for the two-week challange and are looking at the shopping list. It say Scallions, 1, but in the recipe for salsa it says 2 scallions. How much scallion should i put in the salsa?

    Hi Siv!

    It depends on how many servings you're making. If your making 4 servings it's 2 scallions but I'm guessing you've chosen the shoppinglist for 1 person and then you only need to make 2 servings which calls for only 1 scallion.

    Best of luck!

  17. John
    Tried the cheeseburgers. These are huge! My wife was freaking out that I was cooking a heart attack. Unfortunately, pretty dry and bland for my taste. Hopefully other recipes will be better.
  18. Ange

    So this recipe is great - and certainly ticked all the boxes with regards to starting the 2-week challenge. Must remember to grate my own cheese rather than use the pre-grated stuff.
    One exception, though - I must remember to NEVER put oregano in my burger mix again! Or definitely less of it... not for me at all.

    I definately agree about the oregano, it was all I could taste for hours later, and made me feel so nauseous! I also was thinking it needed some extra salt, but that may be because I used real onion and garlic instead of the powders...

    Reply: #71
  19. Liz
    Can I add homemade root vegetable fries (root veg strips tossed in olive oil & spices, then baked) as a side?
  20. DT
    You did make a bit much as 1 kg is 2.2 pounds. The recipe calls for 3/4 of a pound so just take 2200g and multiply by .75 that will give you the proper grams
  21. DT
    Hi Ange did you add fresh oregano or dried? Remeber dried is 3 times stronger than fresh. The recipee is calling for 3 tbls so be sure to only use 1 tsp if it is dried oregano. If you are using ground go with even less i would say 1/2 tsp or even 1/4. Adding the garlic and onion fresh sounds good but remember they grow under ground and will have more carbohydrates than normal vegetables.
  22. Ngozi
    Hi, am new to this but live in Nigeria and most of the ingredients listed might not be found here so please is there a meal plan/recipe that is suitable to my country's type of food which is mostly made of carbohydrates and starch.
  23. Onna
    Where's the calories for the recipe
    Reply: #74
  24. Onna
    What's the calories for this recipe
  25. Tamara
    I followed the recipe to T..............this burger is soooooo tasty.
  26. VICTORIA
    Would like to be able to talk to someone, to really explain everything to me first . It sound good, but I don't like that I can not talk to someone and asked question and go step by step with me. I think more people would like the program, if they had someone to talk to first, to explain the program.
  27. kellie
    I am confused on how to measure my fats, proteins and carbs. This has percentages. How will we know how many grams that is for each serving?

    Thanks :)

  28. Jolin
    How many grams of fat and protein per serving
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