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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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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232 comments

  1. Andrew
    The hamburger patties recipe says 13g of parsley. Think that's a bit much?
  2. Kevin H
    I made this tonight, it was very good! I chose to add a touch of flavor in the sauce with garlic, basil, oregano and dried minced onion and was very happy with it. Will definitely make it again.
  3. Jenneke
    The recipe asks for 1 and half pounds of ground beef, while the shopping list stated to buy 20 oz of ground beef. Why the discrepancy here?
  4. Georgina
    Hi Jenneke,
    20 oz is almost 1 pound.
    Reply: #117
  5. Georgina
    Can I replace the sautéed cabbage for Shirataki Noodles? They are made of Tofu and 1 carb. very low calories?
    Reply: #112
  6. Xuly
    I got whipping dairy topping real cream, can i use it as heavy whipped cream?
    I followed a recipe for homemade heavy whipped cream; 1 cup: 1/3 melted butter + 2/3 whole milk and mix it! But the whole milk has 12 g carbs per cup :'( and it is really liquid, am i supposed to use that??
  7. Dawn
    I'm a little confused on the carb count on this meal. I logged it into my fitness pal and have it tracking net carbs and also added tonight's salmon meal and it says my net carbs are 44 grams, and I haven't even eaten dinner yet. Does MFP not measure correctly or what's going on?
    Reply: #108
  8. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Dawn!

    44 gram carbs is for 4 servings.

    I'm a little confused on the carb count on this meal. I logged it into my fitness pal and have it tracking net carbs and also added tonight's salmon meal and it says my net carbs are 44 grams, and I haven't even eaten dinner yet. Does MFP not measure correctly or what's going on?

  9. Lindsay
    I tried this tonight and while I loved the cabbage, the sauce and the burgers did not go over well with me or my husband... did anyone else make the sauce/gravy a different way? Will try again but seemed like way too much cream...
  10. Jen S.
    This seems like it couldn't be wrong but thought I should ask anyway. I really like salad - lettuce, cucumber, peppers, tomato, etc. My usual thong is to have a big salad and then my dinner. Can I continue to do so on thus plan?
    Reply: #111
  11. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Yes that's OK! :) But don't forget to eat a lot of fat... ;)

    This seems like it couldn't be wrong but thought I should ask anyway. I really like salad - lettuce, cucumber, peppers, tomato, etc. My usual thong is to have a big salad and then my dinner. Can I continue to do so on thus plan?

  12. TruthTeller
    You probably COULD, but cabbage has more nutrients. Shirataki noodles are just to fill up the belly. I believe they contain ZERO nutrients. I would stick to the natural option, the fried cabbage, which will be flavorful.
  13. Carol Jandebeur
    20 oz does not make almost a pound. There is 16 oz in a pound. 20 oz is 1 1/4 pounds.
  14. Teresa
    Hi Liz. I live in NZ. You can buy Organic double cream by Lewis Road Creamery stocked by New World Supermarkets and Countdown. Also full cream milk by Jersey Girl Organics by Cleavedale Farms -from Commonsense Organics.
    regards
    Teresa
  15. Caracia
    What a wonderful feature to be able to click how many servings and it adjusts the recipe automatically. Brilliant! Haven't seen this feature on any other site! :-)
  16. Bruno
    Hi, I am brazilian and here is extremely difficult and expensive to buy some feta cheese.
    Do you know a good replacement for it?
    Thanks :D
  17. Anne
    No it isn't - 16 oz is 1lb so 20 oz would be 1& 1/4lbs
  18. chero
    Is this like the Atkins Diet?
    Reply: #119
  19. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Chero!

    Yes it's similar to Atkins.

    Is this like the Atkins Diet?

  20. AJR
    I am kosher is there any substitute for the dairy (cream, butter and cheese) in these recipes for meat meals?
  21. Julie
    This was sooo tasty! I stumbled across this recipe and it will now be a part of my low-carb rotation :)
  22. Clark
    Is there a way we can see how many grams are in the meals for this site? I see the percentages but it doesn't really tell me how many grams of Fat and Protein are in each serving except for Carbs. Also, what about caloric intake? I don't see anywhere where it mentions the calories on these meals.

    All in all, this meal was fantastic and will be trying the chili salmon tonight!

    Thanks!

  23. robin
    Very good and will make it again ! ?❤️?
  24. Amanda
    Be advised - this is SO MUCH FOOD. I had one burger and some cabbage for dinner and have 3 left over. Also - the cabbage wasn't "awesome" - I think next time I'll saute some baby spinach or asparagus or something else... But the feta in the hamburger was really good - very flavorful. And the sauce was SO yummy - I let it simmer down while the burgers finished cooking in the pan so it was thick and rich.
  25. Amanda
    Does anyone know: do these meals freeze well - can I freeze after cooking/preparing to eat at a later date?
    Replies: #126, #136
  26. Carrie
    I don't see why it wouldn't work. They have frozen meals to buy at the stores that have just about everything in them. And these will be much healthier and cost less and taste better, too. And, no preservatives or added chemicals.
  27. Puneet
    We dont eat beef and pork ?
    What should i substitute it with ?
    Replies: #128, #131, #135
  28. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Puneet!

    Lamb? :)

    We dont eat beef and pork ?
    What should i substitute it with ?

  29. Cay
    This was literally the most hideous meal I have ever made. Followed recipe exactly. I mean, the sauce - cream and tomato paste? Are you serious? That's sludge, not food.
  30. John J
    Poorly written for the lay person. I combined all ingredients for the patties AS instructed! Then I realize the butter and olive oil are for the pan to fry the patties in. I know that is dumb if me but considering this format. It is people who have no been cooking and eating bad food. That is why they need to lose weight. Maybe think of that when writing instructions? END RANT
    Replies: #156, #197
  31. Helen
    I used ground turkey and they were great!
  32. Stephanie Greene
    I just recently started making LCHF meals for my daughter who is on the cusp of type 2 diabetes. I found this recipe and had to try it immediately. MY 12 year old wanted nothing to do with this dinner as I was making it and after she saw the pic on the recipe I printed (said both looked gross).
    Oh.My.Goodness. DELICIOUS!!! SO GOOD! She kept saying Mmmmm and Yummmmy as she was eating it. She even took a pic to send to her dad. She never does that. She rated it a 10 and wants it once a week. This will definitely be on our monthly rotation.
    I made it AS IS except used 1 pound of ground sirloin steak because I had that and real butter.
  33. Dani
    I made this but changed the mince to ostrich mince and used sauerkraut in place of the cabbage - so good :D
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  35. Dani
    I used ostrich mince but turkey mince would work well too :)
  36. Dani
    I have frozen this and it was fine :)
  37. Carla
    This was soooo good. Definitely adding to my rotation. Love the recipes on this site... few ingredients and easy to make...
  38. Angela
    This was delicious! We added mushrooms to the sauce and a little garlic powder to the patties. One of our favorites!
  39. Mellissa
    Hi can someone please confirm how many serves these recipes make. Thanks.
  40. cynthia
    Trying to add 1 serving to my Livestrong My Plate App -- In grams, what is total fat and protein and how many calories per 1 serving? It states the grams of carb so I've got that info.
  41. Dana
    I love this recipe, but I was only able to eat half of a serving -- is there anybody else who struggled?
  42. Mitzi
    I wish the nutrition was broken down by gram count per protein, carb, fat, and calories instead of %
  43. Mitzi
    I tried to break down the nutrition into grams, I came up with 49g fat, 83 protein, 7.5 carb and a whopping 571.5 calories? This recipe is good, but hard to fit in to my macros. Am i missing the count here?
  44. Bruce
    For the VERY FIRST meal for someone just trying the 2-week trial, I think this is a bad recommendation for three reasons: a.) it takes a bit of effort to make, which is a turnoff, b.) you REALLY have to like feta cheese and parsley (which I don't) or the burgers are overwhelmed and c.) only a small portion of the US (not sure about elsewhere in the world) are used to eating and cooking cabbage. I'm not, so again, I made what turned out to be sauteed mush cabbage which was very unpalatable.

    I'm still in, but have already adapted the first 2 weeks food plans to my own liking, lest I bail before I even get started.

  45. Corrine
    An alternative to sauteed cabbage is roasting it in the oven, which I often do. Just slice it into about 1/2" thick slices, coat with olive oil, salt and pepper, and bake in the oven at 400 degrees (15 minutes on one side, 15 minutes on the other). I've done this a lot with red cabbage and it's DELICIOUS (I end up eating the whole thing!).
  46. JoEllen schulz
    Where do I go to get the shopping list
  47. Sam
    What are the max is for just the patties and sauce??? I need caloriestoo!
  48. Louis-Rene
    delicious recipe! I'm adding steakhouse spices mix to the patties for a maximum of flavor!
  49. Mia
    A big thanks to Diet Doctor for helping me out! I am looking forward to starting the challenge tonight.

    It would be nice if all the recipes would have the calorie count and macronutrients count for protein and fats as well instead of the percentages.

    Also is it true that the protein and fats macros have to be as per your weight otherwise one does not enter the ketosis state?

  50. Diana
    Okay, so I might be the only one who did NOT do this. In the instructions, it does not state to drain the "juice" from the hamburger meat. So I left everything in the pan, put the cream ingredients and OMG was it so greasy. That was my fault for not going with my intuition, but DRAIN the hamburger meat juice before continuing OR cook the sauce in a separate pan and avoid the meat juice completely (to not clog your arteries). Other than that, we really liked the recipe!
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