Keto hamburger patties with creamy tomato sauce and fried cabbage

A delicious burger needs no bun! Enjoy this satisfying patty bare, topped with creamy tomato gravy and a side of sautéed cabbage. Keto satisfaction guaranteed!
A delicious burger needs no bun! Enjoy this satisfying patty bare, topped with creamy tomato gravy and a side of sautéed cabbage. Keto satisfaction guaranteed!

Ingredients

4 servingservings
USMetric
Hamburger patties
  • 1½ lbs 700 g ground beef
  • 1 1 eggeggs
  • 3 oz. 90 g feta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 oz. 50 g fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 16 oz. 30 g butter
Gravy
  • ¾ cup 175 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 1 oz. 30 g fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons tomato paste or ajvar relish
  • salt and pepper
Fried green cabbage
  • 1½ lbs 700 g shredded green cabbage
  • 4¼ oz. 120 g butter
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

Mix all the ingredients for the hamburgers and form eight oblong patties.
  • Fry over medium-high heat in both butter and olive oil for at least 10 minutes or until the patties have turned a nice color.
  • Pour the tomato paste and the whipping cream into the pan when the patties are almost done. Stir and let the cream boil together.
  • Sprinkle chopped parsley on top before serving.
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    Butter-fried green cabbage

    1. Shred the cabbage with a knife or use a food processor.
    2. Melt butter in a frying pan.
    3. Sauté the shredded cabbage over medium heat for at least 15 minutes or until the cabbage reaches desired color and consistency.
    4. Stir regularly and lower the heat a little towards the end. Add salt and pepper to taste.

    Tip!

    Switch it up! These patties pair well with any sautéed vegetable… What do you love? Onions, mushrooms, spinach, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, green beans…

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    186 Comments

    1. Windsong
      Made this with a few variations... Lamb in place of beef, less parsley, and a bit more spice (garlic, Cayenne) for the gravy. The recipe led me to finishing off the patties in the gravy which wasn't ideal, so next time I'll pull them off and do this separate. All in all I loved it, very flavorful and filling. Can't wait to try this again.
    2. Bruce
      Variation for the fried cabbage might be to add onions and a little bacon.
    3. John
      great recipe! I could eat this once a week. Not a fan of the cabbage, it seems like all I've been eating since starting Keto is cabbage and I'm sick of it, bleh. Bruce's onion and bacon idea sounds good though. ^
    4. Monica
      I have made this at least 5 times already. It is delicious. I never thought cabbage could be so addictive and the goat cheese in the burgers tastes amazing. It was definitely out of my comfort zone. I'm so glad I took the leap.
    5. Angela
      I am curious to learn if anyone has chosen to grill these patties as opposed to frying?
    6. Maha
      I cook regularly and I ran into the same issue about adding all patty ingredients. Its not just cooking newbies that will run into this problem. I was going to leave the same comment. Otherwise the recipe is good. I'll use about half the butter the next time on the cabbage though. As I'm still new to LCHF, that much butter was overwhelming for me and my family.
    7. Julie
      I'm a vegetarian am I able to substitute salmon, tuna and sardines where it calls for meat?
      Replies: #164, #179
    8. Merry
      Years ago, I learned to read the recipe all the way through before I cook. When I first looked at it I thought I was to mix the olive oil and butter with the meat. Thankfully, I read it all the way through to see that I was to cook the burgers in the butter and oil.

      Second, to everyone who keeps asking about calories, these recipes do not care about the calories so if you want to know how many calories, figure it out. EVERYWHERE on Keto sites it says quit caring how many calories something has. DO NOT cut the fat....get used to it. THIS is critical in all Keto recipes. If something, like the hamburger, has too much grease for your taste, drain it before you make a sauce. Don't blame the recipe for your personal taste.

      Finally, this is not the place to ask questions and expect answers from moderators. This is for us to talk to others, with questions like what changes someone else made to a recipe and to support each other.

    9. Paula
      I am on Day 3, and this meal on Day 1 was amazing, it didn't take long to make - I was worried the sauce would be too sickly but actually when you eat it altogether (I didn't cook the Savoy cabbage too much) its very tasty. I fried the patties for a bit then put them in the oven with foil on top to cook for longer. I didn't put them in with the sauce but it was all very good. I didn't add as much parsley as it said though.
    10. Mia
      I absolutely love this one ;) It's easy to make and tastes delish :) Must say it's gone straight into my favourite list. Made it again the other day and I made a double portion and froze half down to eat on one of those days where I don't have time to cook.
      I really love these recipes, last time I was on keto, I ended up eating meat and salad every night, just changing the type of meat, and I was SOOOOO bored with it in the end. This time it's going so much better, as my food is more varied and still easy to cook.
    11. JULIA
      Seriously delicious! My husband was very nervous when he found out that I would be cooking keto for the whole family at dinner time. He must have just assumed it would be tasteless and unfilling. Well I'm glad this was the first meal I made because he loved it too! I'm stuffed and actually looking forward to leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
    12. Stacie
      This was super filling! I didn't realize how much I love cooked cabbage (have always had it raw and didn't love it). I also added ground sausage to the ground beef and it gives it a nice aftertaste. I removed the patties to do the gravy. I put the cooked cabbage in a casserole dish to sit while I finished up, then I placed the patties on top and poured the gravy over everything and mixed it up. Yum! A little too heavy for me but I'm a lighter eater. Next, fathead pizza!
    13. Amy
      This is a family favorite and is in our weekly rotation now. Frequently, I use vodka sauce instead of the sauce recipe here or use marinara (low carb, no sugar) and add heavy cream. This is fantastic, thanks!
    14. Amy
      Julie - I was a pescatarian for 32 years and recently started eating meat. It was very hard to do LCHF otherwise. I frequently make this recipe as written and think that tuna (not canned tuna) chunks would be great in this recipe.
    15. Margaret
      Great meal! I absolutely loved it!
    16. cindy
      What are the macros for this dish? I see it has 11g carbs. What are the fat grams? I see the nutrition link that shows the percentages but I want the actual grams.
      Reply: #167
    17. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
      Hi Cindy!

      We don't want to promote to much "counting" that's why we only have the carbs in gram.

      But If you feel that this is important to you then use the formula below to calculate, a bit complicated though. ;-)

      (%PROTEIN / %CARB) * gram_CARB = gram_PROTEIN

      (%FAT / %CARB) * 4/9 * gram_CARB = gram_FAT

      gram_CARB * 4 + gram_PROTEIN*4 + gram_FAT*9 = CALORIES

      What are the macros for this dish? I see it has 11g carbs. What are the fat grams? I see the nutrition link that shows the percentages but I want the actual grams.

    18. Laura
      Hi just a quick question.. I'm cooking this tonight and it may sound stupid but what do I do with the cheese? Grate it chop it? Sorry to sound stupid I'm not much of a cook.
    19. Kelcie Lawrence
      Loved this!!! Very delicious. The sauce was amazing.
    20. Lee
      Very good.... a great match with the fried cabbage, I added some steamed broccoli, then had some leftover meatballs with some keto cauliflower 'hash-browns' today for lunch..... yum.
    21. Wiaam
      Hi . A quick question. How may servings per meal are we allowed to eat ??
    22. Kathleen
      This was wonderful!, I and my husband are so full! Absolutely delicious! Great meal and it just proves how delicious low carb can be!
    23. Rhonda
      This was the first recipe I tried from this site and I LOVED it. Everything I've cooked has been so different and flavorful and satisfying. The tomato cream sauce was such a hit with my entire family. We'll be eating this one again and again.
    24. Tara
      Delicious!! I added cumin, garlic, fresh rosemary and mint to the burger, I'll definitely be making this one again!
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    26. Shanti
      Instead of making burgers, I made meatballs. Then with the shredded cabbage and the gravy it was like having Spag Bol, but nicer. Next time I'll make it with zuccini noodles, I think that will be really good.
    27. Laura
      Really.. this is a great site for their recipes.. but they do not have Diabetic people in mind by not sharing the entire Macro's per servings in their recipes.

      We have to watch our protein intake as MUCH as carbs.. and I cannot figure out the Macros for any of your dishes..

      What a shame.. Diabetic people have it ruff enough.. but then we gotta pull hair out just to get macros per servings... UNREAL

      Reply: #189
    28. Catrina
      This was absolutely delicious! I was nervous about making it since it seems diffrent...but me and my husband loved it! Next time I think I will use half the cream had a lot sauce left over.
    29. Tiff
      You are NOT a vegetarian if you eat seafood... You are a pescetarian.
    30. Laura
      What percentage of lean to fat ratio do we want for the ground beef? I bought 80% lean 20% fat
    31. Laura
      Just made this and OH MY GOSH it was so delicious!
    32. Rosie
      This was another hit for my family. Hubby LOVES the sauce! We used 2lb and made 6 burgers. We skipped the cabbage (I'm not a fan) and used fresh spinach instead.

      I agree with the others that the directions are not very clear for the burgers. The butter and oil are for frying the burgers, not for mixing into the burgers.

    33. Matthew
      This recipe I felt really lacked flavor and was quite bland. I think for me to be convinced to make it again, it would need some significant 'spice recommendations' as predominately cream and tomato paste are not that appetizing for sauce.
    34. Debbie
      Made this for dinner tonight, and it was delicious!!
    35. 2 comments removed
    36. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
      Hi Shazi!

      Yes unsweetened carbonated water like club soda is OK.

    37. Shazi
      Thanks a lot peter
    38. Maxie

      Really.. this is a great site for their recipes.. but they do not have Diabetic people in mind by not sharing the entire Macro's per servings in their recipes.
      We have to watch our protein intake as MUCH as carbs.. and I cannot figure out the Macros for any of your dishes..
      What a shame.. Diabetic people have it ruff enough.. but then we gotta pull hair out just to get macros per servings... UNREAL

      Something that might be really helpful for you is to use an app called "My Fitness Pal". There, you can create a recipe by copying and pasting the link to this recipe, and it will tell you all the carbs, protein, and things you need to know (including micronutrients like sodium). It is really helpful! I hope this helps and works for you.

    39. Nicole S.
      When I calculate calories I get 1088.7!! Is this per serving? I am finding all of the recipes have really high calories...
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