Low Carb Hamburger Recipes

  • By: kim
  • Date: June 8, 2018
  • Time to read: 3 min.

My Top 3 Low Carb Hamburger Recipes for Ketogenic Diets

Here are my top 3 low carb hamburger recipes. I like to make up batches of hamburgers to store in the freezer so that I always have a quick and easy go-to meal that will take less than 10 minutes to prepare. You can cook these from frozen provided you have not made them too thick. These recipes are more like guidelines as there are so many options you could do depending on your tastes and your

These recipes are more like guidelines as there are so many options you could do depending on your tastes and the available ingredients. For example, if ground beef is on special offer at your local supermarket then buy in bulk and make up a large batch of these to freeze.

I like to buy my ground beef at 20% fat. Less fat than this can result in the burgers turning out dry once cooked. You can also make these with other ground meats like lamb, bison, elk or fatty pork, or experiment with a mixture of different ground meats.

I don’t normally use egg to bind the mixture I find if you cook from frozen this is not necessary, but add an egg if you prefer.

Another top tip is to use a large diameter burger press  the reason i like patties that are over 4 1/2 inches in diameter is that the cooking of the patty usually incudes some kind of shrinkage.

Basic Keto Low Carb Easy Quick Hamburger Recipe

25 ozs/0.75kg 20% Ground Beef (or other fatty meat)

1 1/2 tsp Fine Grain Pink Himalayan Salt

1 egg (optional)


Mix together the ground beef, egg (if using) and salt.

Form into patties either by hand or using a hamburger press.

hamburger patty press









I like to make thin patties (each patty is 60g or 2.1 ozs) so this mixture makes about 12 hamburgers, but make them the size you want.

To freeze place the patties on a tray or plate in a single layer and place in the freezer. Once frozen put the burgers in a polythene bag.

how to freeze home made hamburger patties









I like to cook my hamburgers from frozen, but you can let them thaw first. In a skillet melt lard (about 1 tablespoon or so) and cook the patties on a high heat until nicely browned on both sides.

One option is to add a slice of cheese to the top of the cooked side once you flip the burger over.

I like to serve my burgers with fried eggs and sometimes fried bacon.

fried eggs and hamburger








Low Carb Spicy Hamburger Recipe

These are delicious.

To the hamburger recipe above add the following. These burgers will turn out quite hot so put in fewer chili flakes or omit in if this is not to your taste. Follow the method for preparation as described above.

spicy hamburger recipe









1 tsp crushed chili flakes

1/4 tsp paprika powder

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp garlic powder

Good grind of black pepper

2 tsp mild curry powder

easy quick hamburger recipes








Low Carb Bacon Burger Recipe

To the basic recipe add 100g/4ozs of finely chopped bacon to the mixture. Either chop by hand or run the bacon through a food processor until the bacon is finely chopped. Delicious.

Here are some of the products I use that are available from Amazon.com

Smoked Paprika PowderSmoked Paprika PowderFine Grain Pink Himalayan SaltFine Grain Pink Himalayan SaltMild Curry PowderMild Curry Powder


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