Keto hamburger patties with creamy tomato sauce and fried cabbage

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!

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!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Hamburger patties
  • 1½ lbs 650 g ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 1 eggeggs
  • 3 oz. 85 g crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 oz. (3½ cups) 55 g (800 ml) fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp olive oil, for frying
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter, for frying
Gravy
  • ¾ cup 180 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp tomato paste or ajvar relish
  • salt and pepper
Fried green cabbage
  • 1¼ lbs 550 g shredded green cabbage
  • 3 oz. 85 g butter
  • salt and pepper
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Instructions

Hamburger patties and gravy

  1. Add all ingredients for the hamburgers to a large bowl. Blend it using a wooden spoon or your clean hands. Don't over mix since that can make your patties tough. Use wet hands to form eight oblong patties.
  2. Add butter and olive oil to a large frying pan. Fry over medium-high heat for at least 10 minutes or until the patties have turned a nice color. Flip them a few times for even cooking.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the tomato paste and cream. Add this mixture to the pan when the patties are almost done. Stir and let simmer for a few minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Sprinkle chopped parsley on top before serving.

Butter-fried green cabbage

  1. Shred the cabbage finely using a food processor or sharp knife.
  2. Add butter to a large frying pan.
  3. Place the pan over medium high heat and sauté the shredded cabbage for at least 15 minutes or until the cabbage is wilted and golden brown around the edges.
  4. Stir regularly and lower the heat a little towards the end. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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273 comments

  1. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Could I use red cabbage in place of the green cabbage?

    Sure, just be aware that red cabbage has more carbs than green cabbage.

  2. Rosie
    So I made this without the cabbage. Except, I didn't make it into patties. I just fried up the ground beef in a pan. I did add two eggs just for some filler (stretch it a bit.) I didn't have feta, so used goat cheese. At the end I just added the sauce. It was delicious. Almost like a chili.
  3. traceydavis
    I made this as our first Keto meal and OMG how delicious! And lunch ready for tomorrow, so easy:) And thanks for having an easy metric change for us Aussies.
  4. aprildkaye
    This was so delicious!! Can’t wait for lunch leftovers!
  5. crazy_grace123
    Hi does anyone know if you can freeze these patties if sp cooked or raw please?
    Reply: #256
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi does anyone know if you can freeze these patties if sp cooked or raw please?

    You may have better results if you freeze them while raw. If cooked and frozen, they may be dried out when thawed and heated.

  7. Donna Wren
    Directions are incorrect. Says to add butter and oil to hamburgers. Then says add butter to cabbage. Does not day to separate
    Reply: #258
  8. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Directions are incorrect. Says to add butter and oil to hamburgers. Then says add butter to cabbage. Does not day to separate

    I am sorry for the confusion. There is a notation after the butter and oil in the ingredient list that they are for frying.
    1 tbsp olive oil, for frying
    2 tbsp butter, for frying

  9. lauracavnp
    Ok so my super picky son ate this, well, without the tomato gravy. I ate this for 2 days in a row. I ate with a greek salad components and it was ah-mazing.
    Reply: #260
  10. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Ok so my super picky son ate this, well, without the tomato gravy. I ate this for 2 days in a row. I ate with a greek salad components and it was ah-mazing.

    Awesome! So glad you both enjoyed it!

  11. gkgreen96
    Hello,
    I don't know if I am just overlooking it but what is the serving size. I can't seem to find it on any recipe.
    Thank you
    Reply: #263
  12. Nancy
    Usually I stress out when dinner guests are coming. Today my daughter offered to pick up take out and eat with me and my husband. I responded, "No, I have plenty of food on hand. I'll make us something." Everyone loved this. It was a big hit. I had no stress because I knew it would be delicious.
    Reply: #264
  13. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Hello,
    I don't know if I am just overlooking it but what is the serving size. I can't seem to find it on any recipe.
    Thank you

    Serving size for this one is about 6 oz of hamburgers. For each recipe, you can visually divide your finished product by the number of servings your recipe is set.

  14. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Usually I stress out when dinner guests are coming. Today my daughter offered to pick up take out and eat with me and my husband. I responded, "No, I have plenty of food on hand. I'll make us something." Everyone loved this. It was a big hit. I had no stress because I knew it would be delicious.

    That is outstanding!! Way to go!!

  15. Susan
    Is there another gravy i can replace my family not fans of tomatoes?
    Reply: #266
  16. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is there another gravy i can replace my family not fans of tomatoes?

    You can choose from any of our sauce/dressing recipes!
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto/recipes/sauces-dressings

  17. Honeymay
    Made it with ground turkey and used sour cream and a little water in the gravy because I didn't have enough heavy cream left. Came out very good!
  18. AnnMarie
    Delicious! I always add sautéed chopped onions and minced garlic to the meat mix. Otherwise I make this exactly as written. It is a real winner in our house!
    Reply: #269
  19. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Delicious! I always add sautéed chopped onions and minced garlic to the meat mix. Otherwise I make this exactly as written. It is a real winner in our house!

    Sounds great! So glad you enjoyed it!

  20. Ann Marie
    Hi, I cook for one, can anyone tell me how to get 1/4 of an egg🤔, thanks
    Reply: #271
  21. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi, I cook for one, can anyone tell me how to get 1/4 of an egg🤔, thanks

    There are 2 ways around this! You can omit the egg if you're making one serving or you can make 4 servings which will use one whole egg. You can freeze the patties before cooking and they will freeze and thaw well! While the ability to scale recipes to make fewer or more servings is very helpful, it can result in some non-standard measurement amounts.

  22. Laura
    What fat ratio was the meat used in the video. We used 85 lean. Our sauce didn't look anything like the video and it didn't mix at all with the fat in the pan. Did I do something wrong?
    Reply: #273
  23. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    What fat ratio was the meat used in the video. We used 85 lean. Our sauce didn't look anything like the video and it didn't mix at all with the fat in the pan. Did I do something wrong?

    85/15 is a good choice for this dish. You can see the technique used in the included video.

  24. Linda
    Should you drain grease before adding the tomato cream sauce?
    Reply: #275
  25. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Should you drain grease before adding the tomato cream sauce?

    You should not need to drain the grease as it includes the butter, olive oil, and fat from the meat.

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  27. wplogin-da7501fa-0c49-45fd-b3d2-5698ecfc1494
    I made this as my first recipe and it was a massive hit! Will definately be making this one again.
    Reply: #279
  28. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I made this as my first recipe and it was a massive hit! Will definately be making this one again.

    Awesome! So glad to hear that!

  29. Maretta
    I put the cabbage in the pan I had cooked the meat patties in and made the sauce in a separate pot. Very tasty and definitely one I will make again
  30. Velvet
    Wow this is so easy to make! I really enjoyed it however it was a little bland for me. I think adding onions, garlic and some red chillies would really kick this up a bit. Super yummy! Thank you so much for sharing this!!! :)
    Reply: #282
  31. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Wow this is so easy to make! I really enjoyed it however it was a little bland for me. I think adding onions, garlic and some red chillies would really kick this up a bit. Super yummy! Thank you so much for sharing this!!! :)

    Sounds great! Just keep in mind that adding those ingredients would increase the carb count.

  32. Tammy
    I have made this a few times now. With a big family I make 12 servings and have changed up making them in the skillet. I'll fry 4 patties at a time just until each side has a nice char on them. I then transfer to a metal baking pan and pour the gravy sauce on top. Baking at 350 degrees in the oven for 25 min.
    Reply: #284
  33. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I have made this a few times now. With a big family I make 12 servings and have changed up making them in the skillet. I'll fry 4 patties at a time just until each side has a nice char on them. I then transfer to a metal baking pan and pour the gravy sauce on top. Baking at 350 degrees in the oven for 25 min.

    Thank you for the awesome tip, Tammy! I have a family of 5 to cook for, but I always cook with leftovers in mind. This will be helpful!

  34. Dana
    This is one of my favourite diet doctor recipes so far. It is soooo good. I’ve made it three times already.
    Reply: #286
  35. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    This is one of my favourite diet doctor recipes so far. It is soooo good. I’ve made it three times already.

    Awesome, Dana! So glad to hear that!

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