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Grilled Keto Burgers

Juicy, flavourful and easy to make, these crazy delicious Grilled Keto Burgers take just 40 minutes to make, perfect for any day of the week. Wrap them in lettuce or make some Keto buns to hold in your choice of toppings!

Two keto burgers loaded with cheese, tomato, red onion and lettuce, both on chaffles and placed on a wood cutting board.

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If there is one thing I could eat daily, okay, let’s be honest, multiple times daily, it’s burgers. I never seem to get sick of the juicy meat patties and their embellishments. The toppings can come in all shapes and sizes, and there are lots of ways to hold it all together such as lettuce or different types of Keto breads!

Today I bring you classic Grilled Keto Burgers. These are generally what I make for my family, unless I feel like getting a bit wild and choosing these Stuffed Prosciutto Bocconcini Burgers or Greek Turkey Burgers! I hope you love them as much as we do!

Why you’ll fall in love with these Keto Burgers

  • With only 10 minutes of prep and another 30 to grill, these Keto Burgers are easily ready in under an hour, making them a great weeknight meal.
  • Enjoy the patties straight up, load them up with all sorts of delicious toppings like cheese and bacon, and/or toss them on Keto buns.
  • Ultra juicy and loaded with flavour, these Grilled Keto Burgers are a family favourite and perfect for serving to guests!

Ingredients

All ingredients used to make Keto Burgers.

Pork Rinds – I prefer to use pork rinds in my Keto Burgers because they have lower carbs than almond flour, however, almond flour is still a great low carb option to use instead of the pork rinds.

Low Carb BBQ SauceYummm I LOVE barbecue sauce! It’s my favourite thing to load up onto my Keto buns when it comes to burgers. This Low Carb BBQ Sauce is super easy to make a crazy delicious! If you don’t have any, and don’t feel like making some, the bbq sauce can be replaced with no sugar added ketchup.

Holding up a fully loaded keto burger, loaded with lettuce, cheese, tomato and red onion, held together with two chaffles.

How to make Grilled Keto Burgers

Let’s get that barbecue fired up to 375° so that it can preheat while the patties are being made.

Crush the pork rinds into a fine crumb using your fingers, smashing them with a rolling pin or sending them for a blitz in the food processor. You don’t need much so I usually do it with my hands. Crush enough pork rinds so that you have 1/2 cup firmly packed, about 35 grams.

Dump the crushed pork rinds into a large bowl and then grate half of a small onion over top of the pork rinds. ( I find it easier to use a whole onion and just grate half of it, that way a.) you have a handle and b.) it just grates SO much easier this way. )

Bowl with crushed pork rinds and grated onion.

Mix the onion into the pork rinds until fully combined. Mince the garlic finely or press it through a garlic press, then add it to the onion mixture along with the bbq sauce, worcestershire, dijon, salt, pepper, the egg and mix well.

Bowl with crushed pork rinds, grated onion, bbq sauce, dijon, garlic, egg and worcestershire.

Knead in the ground beef until JUST combined, then divide the beef into 4 portions and shape each into a round patty, about an inch thick.

Cutting board with four formed patties.

Toss the patties onto the barbecue, out of direct flame, and grill for about 30-35 minutes, flipping halfway, until the internal temperature has reached 165°.

All four Keto Burgers hot on the grill.
Two Keto Burgers on chaffles with lettuce, cheese, tomato and red onion, topped with a pickle on top.

Expert Tips

  1. We shred the onion into the pork rinds (or almond flour) to soak up all that yummy onion juice. This process makes our Keto Burgers that much more juicer, as well as saves a big step by not having to dice and fry the onion beforehand.
  2. Avoid over mixing the ground beef into the other ingredients. The more it is worked, the tougher the patties will be. We want beautiful, juicy Keto Burgers, not dense bricks of meat!
  3. Enjoy your Keto Burgers straight up, wrap some leaf lettuce around it for a lighter meal, or use of these Keto Breads to hold it all together: 90 Second Keto Bread, Keto Chaffles or Low Carb Onion Buns.
Four Keto Burgers wrapped in leaf lettuce along with cheese, tomato and red onion.

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Two keto burgers loaded with cheese, tomato, red onion and lettuce, both on chaffles and placed on a wood cutting board.

Grilled Keto Burgers

Wrapped in lettuce or loaded onto Keto Buns, these Grilled Keto Burgers and easy to make, ultra juicy and crazy delicious!
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 patties
Author: Aleta

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs ground beef
  • 35 grams pork rinds or ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ small onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp Low Carb BBQ Sauce * see note 1
  • 2 tsp worcestershire
  • 1 tbsp dijon
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 egg

Instructions

Equipment Needed

Directions

  • Heat a barbecue to 375°. Crush the pork rinds into a fine crumb using your fingers, smashing them with a rolling pin or sending them for a blitz in the food processor, until you have ½ cup firmly packed. Dump the crushed pork rinds into a large bowl and then grate half of a small onion over top of the pork rinds. *see note 2
  • Mix the onion into the pork rinds until fully combined. Mince the garlic finely or press it through a garlic press, then add it to the onion mixture along with the bbq sauce, worcestershire, dijon, salt, pepper, the egg and mix well. Knead in the ground beef until JUST combined. *see note 4
  • Divide the beef into 4 portions and then shape each into a round patty, about an inch thick.
  • Toss the patties onto the barbecue, out of direct flame, and grill for about 30-35 minutes, flipping halfway, until the internal temperature has reached 165°.

Notes

  1. Yummm I LOVE barbecue sauce! It’s my favourite thing to load up onto my Keto buns when it comes to burgers. This Low Carb BBQ Sauce is super easy to make and crazy delicious! If you don’t have any, and don’t feel like making some, the bbq sauce can be replaced with no sugar added ketchup.
  2. I find it easier to use a whole onion and just grate half of it, that way a.) you have a handle and b.) it just grates SO much easier this way!
  3. We shred the onion into the pork rinds (or almond flour) to soak up all that yummy onion juice. This process makes our Keto Burgers that much more juicer, as well as saves a big step by not having to dice and fry the onion beforehand.
  4. Avoid over mixing the ground beef into the other ingredients. The more it is worked, the tougher the patties will be. We want beautiful, juicy Keto Burgers, not dense bricks of meat!
  5. Enjoy your Keto Burgers straight up, wrap some leaf lettuce around it for a lighter meal, or use of these Keto Breads to hold it all together: 90 Second Keto Bread, Keto Chaffles or Low Carb Onion Buns.
 
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.  
 * Net carb count excludes both fibre and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people.
Deduct fibre and sugar alcohols from the total carbs to get 2.8 g net carbs per patty.

Nutrition

Serving: 1patty | Calories: 611kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.4g | Protein: 59.4g | Fat: 37.1g | Sodium: 1225mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar Alcohols: 1.1g | Net Carbs: 2.8g
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19 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is such a great recipe. Love the toppings. Parties aloof really juicy and nice.

  2. 5 stars
    I love seeing classic recipes to be made in a healthy way! You still get all the flavors, but it’s actually good for you. Definitely making these burgers nest week!

  3. Veronika Sykorova

    Love the use of waffles as a bun! Looks so good!

  4. 5 stars
    This is such a great recipe for a burger! Ive never tried this kind of thing before, but now im tempted too because it looks amazing and very interesting! I love the co,binations of everything that you added and the burgers look so juicy. thank you for sharing this recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    What a great recipe for burger. I prepared this for my family and everyone loved it. The flavor was amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  6. 5 stars
    These keto burgers are absolutely delicious! We went ahead and ate them on lettuce wraps, but the flavor of the burger itself was plenty to make us totally forget that we didn’t have a bun! Totally will be on repeat for us now!

  7. 5 stars
    These Keto Burgers are fantastic! I had mine on a chaffle while my sister had hers in a lettuce wrap, both were wonderful. The flavor is spot on and almost makes you think you are cheating , but you’re not !

  8. 5 stars
    I made these Grilled Keto Burgers for my best friend who is doing Keto and he loved them! He asked for your recipe link and I gave it to him so he could make them for himself. Great recipe with easy to follow instructions. Saving to make again.

    Have a great day
    H

  9. 5 stars
    These Keto Burgers look super delicious and juicy. Definitely a very Happy Meal option. My kids to love the yummy combinations.

  10. 5 stars
    These keto burgers turned out great! I love the flavor the pork rinds added, and they were so hearty. Can’t wait to put these on the menu again.

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