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
  • 1 1 eggeggs
  • 3 oz. 75 g crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 oz. 50 g fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp olive oil, for frying
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter, for frying
Gravy
  • ¾ cup 175 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 1 oz. 30 g fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp tomato paste or ajvar relish
  • salt and pepper
Fried green cabbage
  • 1½ lbs 650 g shredded green cabbage
  • 4½ oz. 125 g butter
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

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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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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233 comments

  1. Stuart
    Hi,

    When you refer to ground beef, I guess the UK equivalent would be minced beef, but we have three types, Beef Mince 20% fat, Lean Beef Mince 10-12% Fat or Extra Lean 5% Fat. What would be the correct mince to buy to match the recipe, this would help to keep with the plan and good to know for other ground meat recipes. Also the higher the fat content the cheaper the meat!

    Cheers

    Stuart

    Replies: #209, #235
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  3. Vicki Brooks
    I saw someone I follow on Instagram make this recipe so I decided to try it out for myself. So incredibly delicious. My non-keto husband and son loved it. My husband said, "I could eat this every week!" I'm adding it to my rotation!
  4. Teresa
    Delicious and the leftovers were even better the next day!
    Reply: #210
  5. Kim
    How much is 1/6 oz of butter? Is that a typo?
    Reply: #206
  6. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Kim!

    Yes it looks odd. It should be 1 oz of butter.

    How much is 1/6 oz of butter? Is that a typo?

  7. LadyMonbulk
    Oh wow - these were amazing! I threw crispy bacon and mushrooms sauteed with garlic, along with pork and veal mince into mine and they were so so tasty.. the sauce was a perfect match and Savoy cabbage cooked in a hot pan so it became crispy and caramelised.. so much flavour and so damn filling!! Definitely will be making these again and again!
  8. Holly
    Made this meal tonight and my husband and kids all loved it!!
  9. Una
    Stuart, maybe full fat mince is cheaper in Tesco's but it's not cheaper in my Yorkshire butchers! Voted the best independent butcher in the whole of the UK, Lishman's of Ilkley, he wouldn't know what 5% minced beef was, but he would know where it came from locally and who the farmer was - everything named. Glad I got out of London!

    Yes, ground beef is American for minced beef, and shredded cheese is for us grated cheese.

    Hi,
    When you refer to ground beef, I guess the UK equivalent would be minced beef, but we have three types, Beef Mince 20% fat, Lean Beef Mince 10-12% Fat or Extra Lean 5% Fat. What would be the correct mince to buy to match the recipe, this would help to keep with the plan and good to know for other ground meat recipes. Also the higher the fat content the cheaper the meat!
    Cheers
    Stuart

  10. Una
    Look forward even more so then, Teresa. Thanks!

    Delicious and the leftovers were even better the next day!

  11. JP
    Delicious! Quick and easy. Perfect for meal prep. Will make again and again!
  12. Ron
    Use the 20% fat, loads of more flavour, i find that the taste of the lean and extra lean can sometimes be compared to cardboard (especially here in Australia). ALSO the keto diet is high fat, moderate protein and low carbs.
  13. Billie
    I made this tonight for dinner and it was GREAT!! My husband loved it. I will definitely be putting this meal in our rotation. The only thing I did different was add some fresh garlic in the burger mixture. It enhanced all the other ingredients. I also fried our cabbage in bacon grease and added bacon to the cabbage while cooking it. The entire meal was so good and satisfying also.
  14. Yvette
    Do you drain any of the fat before adding the cream and tomato paste?
    Reply: #215
  15. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Do you drain any of the fat before adding the cream and tomato paste?

    That's up to you! Some people do choose to drain the beef fat first.

  16. Trish
    Just to let Una know, there are farms in South London! We don’t all have to go to a Tesco! Wouldn’t buy my meat/chicken anywhere other than the local farm 😊
  17. Melissa Stone
    Amazing recipe! 💗
  18. Stephanie
    Just curious if you can substitute anything else for the cream?
    Reply: #219
  19. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Just curious if you can substitute anything else for the cream?

    You could try coconut cream but that might lend a weird taste to the gravy. Other options like almond milk or coconut milk wouldn't have enough fat/thickness.

  20. Bernadette
    This recipe was delicious! I took the patties out the pan before adding the tomato paste/cream and made him burgers. But, I let him try my plate and he loved it! Thanks for this
  21. Meow
    Stuart maybe get a thesaurus
  22. Amanda
    This was absolutely delicious! It was my first time eating fried cabbage, too. The two went together like a match made in heaven.
  23. Kathy
    You.could.charge.for.this.recipe! Delicious 😋 no kidding...no changes..just pure delicious food!😋😋😋
  24. Lisa
    How reliable are the recipe amount, I noticed for 8 and 9 portions it's the same weight of ground beef
    Reply: #225
  25. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    How reliable are the recipe amount, I noticed for 8 and 9 portions it's the same weight of ground beef

    I am not sure why that is not scaling correctly. Figure 6oz per serving.

  26. Julie
    This was great. I cooked the meat in bacon grease. i like 93% ground beef. So good!
  27. Julie
    BTW, down 38 lb since starting Keto 7/1/18.
  28. Stephanie
    This is my staple food! Family loves it! Thanks!
  29. Sharon
    Very good. I made ground turkey patties instead of beef. Love the gravy and the cabbage was great too. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing!
  30. Cheryl
    We prepared this meal and it was deliciously delightful. Our young children enjoyed it, as well. Thank you for assisting us with achieving our goals!
  31. Nancy Kellner
    How many carbs would just the patty and sauce be?
    Reply: #232
  32. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    How many carbs would just the patty and sauce be?

    I don't have the information for the individual components of the meal. You can run the ingredients through the USDA database.
    https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search/list

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  34. Chris Maddern
    This was incredibly simple and delicious. Will be making this again and again.
  35. Sheila
    Hi, Stuart,
    I'm an ex-pat Brit in Texas and you're right, ground beef is the same as mince in the UK, and there are also several fat versions here in the States as well, so just choose the highest fat version. Keep Calm and Keto On! :)
  36. Lianne
    I am not sure what happened but after entering all the ingredients into my carb manager I have used ALL of my carbs for the whole day on ONE meal??? The recipe says 10 grams of carbs but my tracker says 21 including the cabbage, so who's wrong? I made this recipe about a month ago when I first started keto and it was delicious, even my non keto husband and son enjoyed it, but with carbs like this I'm afraid it's a no go! It would be nice if these recipes portraid accurate info on macros, since I (and I'm sure many others) are working diligently to learn to create a days worth of meals and keep my macros under control.
    Reply: #239
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  38. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I am not sure what happened but after entering all the ingredients into my carb manager I have used ALL of my carbs for the whole day on ONE meal??? The recipe says 10 grams of carbs but my tracker says 21 including the cabbage, so who's wrong? I made this recipe about a month ago when I first started keto and it was delicious, even my non keto husband and son enjoyed it, but with carbs like this I'm afraid it's a no go! It would be nice if these recipes portraid accurate info on macros, since I (and I'm sure many others) are working diligently to learn to create a days worth of meals and keep my macros under control.

    Unfortunately not all of the tracking apps have accurate entries for many different foods. Our nutrition information comes from a database that pulls from the USDA database.

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  40. Chantel
    This was UNREAL. Needed a way to use up feta, and this was perfect. Also, I have a newfound love for cabbage after having it simply cooked this way!
  41. O Kiwan
    Hi. I would like to know whether the olive oil used is extra version or lite. Some recommend using extra virgin as the phyto nutrients help prevent oxidation of the oil but some others recommend lite because it has a higher smoking point than it's EV counter part. Also can EVOO impart some unwanted taste ? Thanks
  42. Gail
    This was DIVINE
    ! I didn't have feta but I did have Philly Cheese (Creamed Cheese) so added that in little blocks. The only think I did add was some caraway seeds to the cabbage just to give it a little lift! This meal will be a regular on our menu!
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