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Amplify burger night with these incredibly delicious Low Carb Burgers stuffed with prosciutto and bocconcini. Every bite is like finding treasure!

Prosciutto Bocconcini Stuffed Low Carb Burgers

These burgers are WHERE IT’S AT!

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Right?!

Just the name does me in. These epic low carb burgers are definitely on the ridiculous side with their perfect flavour / texture / appearance profile. I mean come on, melty cheese enveloped in salty prosciutto, hidden away like a little treasure inside a giant beef patty?

Ridiculous.

These Prosciutto Bocconcini Stuffed Low Carb Burgers are excellent for when you have company for dinner! I buy brioche buns for my friends and either eat these beauties by themselves, or if I’m feeling especially hungry, I’ll make a 90 Second Keto Bread.

Was it love at first sight?

It was love at first thought for me and grew into a tad of an obsession at first taste. You’ll have to let me know what you think when you make them!

Single Prosciutto Bocconcini Low Carb Burger topped with basil, sliced open to show the beautiful melty cheese.

What you’ll need to make Prosciutto Bocconcini Low Carb Burgers

The patties are made with ground beef, onion, garlic, dried basil, salt, pepper, low carb bbq sauce, an egg and some almond flour.

Inside the patties, hidden away like treasure, is a large bocconcini wrapped in a couple of pieces of prosciutto.

You’ll want extra low carb bbq to spread on the burgers while they bake.

How do you want to serve these? A 90 Second Keto Bread? Or are you going to eat them straight up?

If you use a 90 Second Keto Bread, I recommend them topped with mayo, bbq sauce and freshly chopped basil. If eaten by itself, fresh basil over top will be the best!

How to make low carb burgers

Start by heating the oven to 375° and lining a baking sheet with a non stick baking mat or parchment paper.

Mince the garlic and onion and add to a medium bowl with the dried basil, black pepper and salt. Mix well then stir in the egg and low carb bbq sauce. Knead in the ground beef then fold in the almond flour.

Divide the burgers into 8 balls; should be just over 1/4 cup each portion. Flatten 4 of them thinly on the baking sheet.

Using the palm of your hand or a chef knife, flatten each of the 4 bocconcini balls. Wrap each bocconcini with two slices of prosciutto then place each in the center of the 4 flattened patties.

Pull the edges of the patties up along the sides of the prosciutto balls. Take the 4 remaining balls and form thin patties in your hand. Cover each prosciutto ball with each extra patty. Pinch the edges of both patties together to join them securely, then smooth them round again.

Once all four patties have been formed, spread evenly on the baking sheet and brush 1/2 tbsp low carb bbq sauce evenly over each patty.

Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 165°.

Brush an additional 1/2 tbsp bbq sauce over each burger then turn oven to broil, just until the bbq sauce has caramelized, about a minute or two.

Serve hot with fresh shredded basil or on a 90 Second Keto Bread with mayo, low carb bbq sauce and fresh shredded basil.

See the video below to watch how they are made!

Prosciutto Bocconcini Low Carb Burger with a 90 second keto bread, sliced in half to show the melty cheese.

Low Carb BBQ Sauce

Yes, I talk about this beautiful sauce ALL THE TIME! But if you are new to Mama Bear’s Cookbook, you don’t know yet…

It’s homemade!

I searched far and wide for a store bought bbq sauce, without luck, until I finally just made my own! You see, I’m super picky when it comes to the stuff, so why not create exactly what I want?!

Insert: Low Carb BBQ Sauce

Already have a low carb bbq sauce you love? Sweet, use it in this recipe!

90 Second Keto Bread

Another must-have for the low carb lifestyle.

I love this bread! It takes no time to whip up for those times you need a sandwich NOW or want to have a ‘real burger’ while you watch everyone around you indulge in a brioche bun.

This 90 Second Keto Bread is probably my most used recipe. I hope you love it too!

Prosciutto Bocconcini Low Carb Burger with a 90 second keto bread, sliced in half to show the melty cheese.

Tip and Tricks

Here are a few tips and tricks for making these Prosciutto Bocconcini Stuffed Low Carb Burgers.

  • Prosciutto… buy it fresh from the deli counter! You can ask for the exact thickness you like and ask them to lay the prosciutto flat with papers in between to avoid a sticky-rolled-up ball of sad prosciutto.
  • Make sure you buy the correct bocconcini. There are usually a few sizes: mini mini, cocktail, medallion, and the regular bocconcini. In this recipe you’ll need the regular size which comes with four balls of fresh mozzarella.
  • Get your basil no more than two days before you plan on making this dish. Basil turns brown quickly so buy it fresh!

What sides go with these Low Carb Burgers?

There are a lot of delicious sides that would pair great with these Low Carb Burgers! Here is a list of my favourites:

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Check out how these beauties are made:

Amplify burger night with these incredibly delicious Low Carb Burgers stuffed with prosciutto and bocconcini. Every bite is like finding treasure!
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Prosciutto Bocconcini Stuffed Low Carb Burgers

Amplify burger night with these incredibly delicious Low Carb Burgers stuffed with prosciutto and bocconcini. Every bite is like finding treasure!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Canadian, Low Carb
Keyword low carb burgers, stuffed burgers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Calories 620kcal
Author Aleta

Ingredients

Burgers

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup low carb bbq sauce divided
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 100 g – 8 thin slices prosciutto
  • 200 g – 4 large bocconcini fresh mozzarella
  • Fresh basil

Instructions

Equipment Needed

Directions

  • Heat oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with a non stick baking mat.
  • Mince the garlic and onion and add to a medium bowl with the dried basil, black pepper and salt. Mix well then stir in the egg and low carb bbq sauce. Knead in the ground beef then fold in the almond flour.
  • Divide the burgers into 8 balls; should be just over 1/4 cup each portion. Flatten 4 of them thinly on the baking sheet.
  • Using the palm of your hand or a chef knife, flatten each of the 4 bocconcini balls. Wrap each bocconcini with two slices of prosciutto then place each in the center of the 4 flattened patties.
  • Pull the edges of the patties up along the sides of the prosciutto balls. Take the 4 remaining balls and form thin patties in your hand. Cover each prosciutto ball with each extra patty. Pinch the edges of both patties together to join them securely, then smooth them round again.
  • Once all four patties have been formed, spread evenly on the baking sheet and brush 1/2 tbsp low carb bbq sauce over each patty.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 165°.
  • Brush an additional 1/2 tbsp bbq sauce over each burger then turn oven to broil, just until the bbq sauce has caramelized, about a minute or two.
  • Serve hot with fresh shredded basil or on a 90 Second Keto Bread with mayo, low carb bbq sauce and fresh shredded basil.

Notes

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 (2g) and sugar alcohols (3g) from the total carbs to get 5.4 g net carbs per patty.

Nutrition

Serving: 1patty | Calories: 620kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.4g | Protein: 52.5g | Fat: 40.9g | Sodium: 1740mg | Fiber: 2g

26 Comments

  1. This looks super tasty!! I can’t wait to give it a try! It’s all delicious ingredients 🙂


  2. I’m loving this comfort food sandwich and the fact that its low carb is making it even more appealing to me; thanks for the delicious inspiration!!


  3. I agree, the name gives away the greatness of these burgers! Fantastic choice of ingredients, and definitely something I would enjoy making for a small group of people – can’t wait!


  4. This looks so juicy and flavorful, just like a burger should be! Love the cheesy surprise in the middle as well, its perfect!


  5. OMGGGGG look at that cheese pull!!!! My mouth is watering and I can’t wait to make these for our friends who are coming into town this weekend! I always recommend your site to anyone looking for amazing low carb recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Marisa F. Stewart


    Well, cheese is a weakness of mine along with prosciutto. Then add to the fact that this family loves its meat you have family that would instantly devour those sandwiches. Those burgers are definite winners in my book and I know that the males in the family would come back for seconds.


  7. This looks really tasty! (and I am vegetarian 😉 !) It must be that stretchy bocconcini 🙂 . My husband would be all over this burger!

  8. Oh wow this burger looks fantastic. I absolutely love addition of prosciutto and mozzarella. Sounds dreamy. Must save this recipe and give it a try.

  9. What an interesting combo of ingredients in these burgers. I bet they are super tasty!


  10. This is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before, and it looks amazing ! You can never go wrong with a cheese centered burger.

  11. This looks so decadent! My husband is the grill master in our household and is always looking for new things to try. I’ll definitely be passing this along to him!


  12. Let’s see if this comment goes through 😀 Lucky I remember what I wrote you because I was so impressed. I had never thought about making stuffed burgers in fear of cheese leaks, but it had never occurred to me that wrapping the cheese in prosciutto could be a genius trick! Gonna keep this in mind, thank you for this!

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