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35 Must-Have Keto Hamburger Recipes

Louise Hendon | November 22
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For me, hamburgers are basically the perfect Keto-friendly food. They’re a fantastic one-dish meal that is almost infinitely customizable. To showcase some of my favorites, I put together this list of 35 Keto-friendly hamburger recipes.

From protein-loaded bacon hamburgers to veggie-packed zucchini avocado burgers to elegant rosemary lamb burgers with pesto, there’s a Keto hamburger recipe for every occasion on this list. We’ve also included some Keto-friendly buns and rolls, just in case you get tired of the ol’ lettuce wrap.

Here are just a few of the Keto Hamburger Recipes we’ve included:

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Keto Hamburgers – Beef

Vegged Up Paleo Beef Burgers

– Paleo Flourish

25 Finger-Lickin’ Good Paleo Burger Recipes https://ketosummit.com/paleo-burger-recipes/

Ingredients: ground beef, leeks, parsley, eggs, salt, pepper.

This is a recipe which can be so versatile, allowing you to add in your own favourite veggies, or whatever you have in the fridge! Instead of leeks you could add onion or peppers for a more Mediterranean-inspired taste. You can also include fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley, or spice them up with some chilli flakes. The choice is yours!

Bacon Mushroom Dairy Free Cheeseburgers

– Meatified

Keto Hamburger Recipes

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: grass fed ground beef, avocado oil, lard or tallow, fine sea salt, dried thyme, garlic powder, ground cinnamon, bacon, white or cremini mushrooms, chicken broth, Dairy Free Cheese Sauce or Coconut Free Cheese Sauce, butter lettuce leaves, red onion, pickles.

Burgers topped with bacon and mushrooms – can’t be much wrong with that! And what’s more, you get a recipe for a creamy, savory sauce that turns this into a ‘cheese’ burger but without the dairy. The sauce can be kept in the refrigerator, but it also freezes well and can be used on vegetable ‘pasta’ too. There is a good variety of textures in this dish, especially if you serve sliced red onion with it.

SousVide Asian Burgers with Ginger-Avocado Sauce and Pickled Slaw

– Cavegirl Cuisine

Keto Hamburger Recipes

Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: ground beef, ground pork, dried mint leaves, Chinese five spice, onion, sea salt, spring onions, cucumber, red pepper, carrot, sesame oil, white vinegar, salt, pepper, avocados, coconut milk, garlic, lime juice, (Optional Garnishes: greens, cornichons, tomatoes, mustard).

These burgers have a wonderful Asian flavor because of the Chinese Five Spice seasoning added to the meat, and this goes so well with the lightly pickled vegetable strips. When it comes to the creamy ginger avocado sauce, you will notice that it calls for garlic, but I think they mean ginger! You can serve these with any other toppings you like – chopped salad onions taste really good here.

Paleo Guacamole Burger

– Paleo Flourish

Keto Hamburger Recipes

Ingredients: burger/patty (from pure ground beef, chicken, turkey, pork), egg, guacamole.

It is a good idea to batch-cook homemade burgers and store them in the freezer, because you never know when you will have a ‘what can I eat’ day! Served with the creamy guacamole, these burgers make a wonderful lunch dish, packed with protein to renew your system. These can also be served with a salsa of your choice, or just some greens.

Bifteck Hache (French Hamburgers)

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Burger Recipes https://ketosummit.com/paleo-burger-recipes

Ingredients: ghee or coconut oil, onion, ground beef, egg, fresh thyme leaves, salt, pepper, beef stock, parsley.

Not too sure about burgers without buns? Well, why not give these a try and you will realize how good they are. These burgers have a fabulous sauce to serve with them and are packed with flavor, making them as good as the usual ones. For a slightly mellower taste you can use a red onion instead of a white one and it is generally better to use the ghee as it adds richness to the flavor.

Keto Mustard-Seared Bacon Burgers

– Keto Summit

Keto Mustard-Seared Bacon Burgers

Ingredients: bacon, ground beef, salt, pepper, yellow mustard, red onion, tomato, avocado, mayo, tomato paste.

I love making burgers because the possibilities are endless. You can mix all kinds of things into them to add just the right flavor or to make it your signature recipe. This one is made with bacon and mustard, and really, what could be better than that? Experiment with this recipe – you could add garlic, jalapeños, herbs, mushrooms. Have fun with it!

Burger and Shrooms

– Cavegirl Cuisine

Keto Hamburger Recipes

Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: ground beef, mushrooms, onion, almond oil, seasonings for burgers: sea salt or garlic salt or Mural of Flavor (Penzey’s).

Burgers, mushrooms and onions are the comfort foods that most families want when it’s a miserable day and they need something warming. These can also be versatile as you can add in whatever seasonings you like, and you can use whatever ground meat you have. For example, you can try pork with Italian seasoning or turkey with cinnamon and nutmeg for a taste of the holidays.

AIP Italian Burgers

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Italian Burgers Recipe [Paleo, Keto] #paleo #recipe https://ketosummit.com/aip-italian-burgers-recipe-paleo

Ingredients: grass-fed ground beef, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder.

This is one of the simplest burger recipes out there and it is totally adaptable to any kind of eating plan. Sometimes simple is best – mix the meat and seasoning, form the patties and cook! A tasty meal ready in minutes! If the weather is not grilling-friendly, you can shallow fry these burgers indoors, but they make a lovely dish for a family barbecue!

Avocado And Spicy Mayo Stuffed Burgers

– The Healthy Foodie

Keto Hamburger Recipes

Photo Credit: Sonia from The Healthy Foodie

Ingredients: grass-fed lean ground beef, green onions, garlic, fresh parsley, fresh sage, Dijon mustard, eggs, almond flour, Himalayan salt, ground white pepper, herbes de Provence, ripe avocado, paleo mayo, garlic powder, Frank’s red hot sauce, chipotle powder.

Stuffed burgers are something I have experimented with in the past and really enjoyed, so I was keen to try this recipe. To look at these, you would never know they hide a creamy, spicy center that is a surprise when you bite in, and this is complemented by the herbs and seasonings in the beef. If you like the filling extra smooth, you can blend the avocado and mayo more.

Feta Burgers with Fresh Mint Chutney (Contains Dairy)

– Seasonal and Savory

Keto Hamburger Recipes

Photo Credit: Angela from Seasonal & Savory

Ingredients: mint leaves, cilantro, lime juice, salt, extra virgin olive oil, water, grass-fed ground chuck, Aleppo pepper or crushed red pepper, crumbled feta cheese.

These burgers have the feta cheese crumbled through the mixture, but if you prefer you could use it to stuff the burgers so you and your guests can enjoy the creamy gooey cheese when they bite into it. You can use beef here, but lamb would also go well as it tastes great with mint. If you enjoy fresh mint, why not try growing your own for next year? It is easy to grow in the garden or on a window sill.

Baked Tomato and Bacon Burger (Contains Dairy)

– Beauty and The Foodie

Keto Hamburger Recipes

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: ground beef, tomatoes, coconut flour, sunflower seed meal, Parmesan cheese (optional), sea salt, garlic powder, smoked paprika or paprika, onion powder, cayenne pepper (optional), eggs, ground mustard powder, bacon.

In this recipe the baked tomato almost acts as a bun for the burger and bacon to sit on, and it also adds moisture and a slight sweetness to the dish. The burger has a bit of a kick from the cayenne and mustard powder, but this can be adjusted if you would rather just have a plain burger i.e. for serving to kids. And be honest, who doesn’t like bacon on everything?! It makes it taste so good!

Plus, there are lots of reasons to get more tomatoes into your diet.  Registered Dietitian  says, “A tomato is a nutrient-dense superfood that offers benefit to a range of bodily systems. Its nutritional content supports healthful skin, weight loss, and heart health.”

Keto Cowboy Burgers (Contains Dairy)

– A Girl Worth Saving

Keto Hamburger Recipes

Photo Credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving

Ingredients: bacon, ground beef, shredded cheese, sea salt, ground black pepper, jalapeño.

These cowboy burgers are packed with flavor and have all the ingredients blended in, including the bacon and cheese! This gives them a real meaty texture with a bit of a kick from the jalapeño and extra flavor from the bacon. You will find that these burgers are totally satisfying in the hunger department and can be served with whatever sides you like to make a hearty meal.

Keto Loco Moco Burger

– Keto Summit

Keto Loco Moco Burger #keto https://ketosummit.com/Keto-loco-moco-burger-recipe

Ingredients: head of cauliflower, coconut oil, salt, ground beef, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, freshly ground pepper, coconut oil, onion, white button mushrooms, garlic, beef broth, coconut oil, eggs, parsley.

This is one of those dishes that makes you long to grab a fork and dive in! It is so tasty because of the wonderful gravy and delicious burger and topped with a runny fried egg you have a wonderful lunch or dinner to fill you up and satisfy those hunger pangs. Serving this with cauliflower rice makes a more substantial meal but the ‘rice’ is much easier to digest than white rice so you won’t get the bloated feeling.

Mini Zucchini Avocado Burgers

– Paleo Flourish

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Ingredients: zucchini, ground beef, avocado, olive or avocado oil, salt, Paleo mayo, mustard.

The overall appearance of these little bites is so impressive that they would make a great dish to serve if you have guests over for a few drinks. Using zucchini instead of buns makes these snacks lighter and less filling, making them a good idea for children too. Simply serve with some mustard and a green side salad for a lovely summery lunch.

Mini Paleo Burgers

– Paleo Flourish

Mini Burgers with Mustard #paleo #recipes #glutenfree https://ketosummit.com/mini-burgers-with-mustard/

Ingredients: ground beef, mustard, pickles (optional), lettuce leaves, salt, avocado oil or coconut oil or ghee, almond flour, baking powder, olive oil.

Sometimes when you are following a specific diet you miss things like burgers, but there is no need to go without! Making your own burgers is easy and quick and you can be sure there are no additives in them. These mini burgers are great for a lunch or for a kid’s party as they make perfect finger food and are a great way to encourage children to eat healthy.

Lamb & Leek Burgers with Lemon Cream

– Meatified

Keto Hamburger Recipes

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: ground lamb, leeks, coconut oil, garlic powder, sea salt, coconut cream, lemon zest.

If you like lamb then you will love these burgers! They have all the flavors of lamb and a sweetness from the leeks, all rounded off with a citrus, zesty cream on the top. These burgers would be perfect for a summer family lunch served in the garden, or if you just need a change to your normal burger recipe. If you really don’t like lamb, you can use ground beef instead.

Rosemary Lamb Burgers With Pesto

– Savory Lotus

Keto Hamburger Recipes

Photo Credit: Katja from Savory Lotus

Ingredients: ground lamb, unrefined sea salt, fresh rosemary, coconut oil, fresh basil leaves, olive oil, fresh lemon juice, garlic, hemp seeds or raw pumpkin seeds.

Lamb and rosemary are the perfect partners, especially in this amazing burger recipe! It’s even better if you can use fresh rosemary as it has a much deeper flavor. The pesto shown here is so rich in taste and so fragrant because of the fresh basil which is one of my favorite herbs to use as it adds aromatics to any dish. This recipe gives you a fantastic meal in under 30 minutes.

Keto Hamburgers – Other Meats

Spinach Cilantro Turkey Burgers

– Savory Lotus

Keto Hamburger Recipes

Photo Credit: Katja from Savory Lotus

Ingredients: ground turkey (dark meat), onion, baby spinach, Herbamare seasoning, celtic sea salt, cilantro, ghee or butter.

These turkey burgers use the dark meat, so they are packed full of flavor as the dark meat is nearest the bone. You also have the goodness from the spinach, which is a great source of iron. If your family doesn’t ‘do’ greens, just chop the spinach and cilantro really fine and they won’t even notice. Serve these with caramelized onions or toppings of your choice.

Caramelized Onion, Spinach, and Swiss Stuffed Turkey Burgers (Contains Dairy)

– The Nourished Caveman

Keto Hamburger Recipes

Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: ground turkey thighs, duck egg or chicken egg, ghee, coconut oil or lard, leek, garlic, cumin, pink sea salt, spinach, yellow onion, Swiss cheese, ground black pepper, lemon juice, avocado, sunflower sprouts (optional), greens.

Turkey is one of the most nutritious meats you can buy, and using the meat from the thighs gives you a better flavor than breast meat. The idea of stuffing a burger is quite an exciting idea, because you don’t know what you are getting until you cut it open. Serve them on top of a bed of leafy salad to give you a delicious and satisfying meal.

Rosemary Liver Burgers

– Paleo Flourish

Keto Hamburger Recipes

Ingredients: ground grass-fed beef, ground liver, rosemary, chili pepper flakes, oregano, black pepper.

Liver is supposed to feature in everyone’s daily diet, but to be honest, sometimes it’s the taste that puts you off. Hiding the liver in a burger is a great idea, because the other ingredients, including the rosemary, help to mask the metallic flavor of the liver. You might even find that the kids will give them a try, especially if you don’t tell them it’s in there!

Venison Burger

– The Healthy Foodie

Keto Hamburger Recipes

Photo Credit: Sonia from The Healthy Foodie

Ingredients: onion, ground venison meat or extra lean ground beef, Dijon mustard, salt, organic no salt seasoning, capers, black pepper, hazelnut meal or almond meal, fresh parsley, garlic, egg.

Venison is one of the leanest meats available today, and can sometimes be very dry if overcooked, so forming it into burgers solves the problem. You end up with a burger that has the consistency of steak and really tastes decadent and luxurious. This is definitely a dish to impress! Venison can be found at farmer’s markets, or your local butcher could source it for you.

50/50/50 Burgers

– The Paleo Mom

Keto Hamburger Recipes

Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom

Ingredients: ground beef or any ground meat, bison liver or any liver, bacon.

These burgers are packed with protein and because you are using three different meats they are also packed with flavor! Burgers can be a useful way to get more organ meat into the family’s diet as the earthy flavor can be masked by the other meats. If you can’t find bison liver you could use lamb liver instead as it has a much milder taste than beef liver.

Keto Eggplant Burgers [Chinese Qiezi He]

– Keto Summit

Keto Eggplant Burgers Recipe [Chinese Qiezi He] #keto https://ketosummit.com/keto-eggplant-burgers-recipe-qiezi-he

Ingredients: ground pork, Japanese (smaller) eggplants, green onions, ginger, gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos, salt, pepper, garlic, sesame oil, apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar.

If burgers are on the menu in your house, whether for lunch or as a starter for a dinner party, eggplant can be the perfect ‘bun’ replacement, as it holds together well once it is cooked. You can use whatever ground meat your family likes, but I recommend you make the dipping sauce described here, as the flavors from the tamari and garlic are fantastic! Even the younger members of the household will love these.

Mexican Chicken Burgers

– Ditch The Carbs

Keto Hamburger Recipes

Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: spring onion, garlic, ground/minced chicken, egg, red onion, bacon, avocado, lettuce leaves.

These burgers are amazing and really cheap to make – you get six from 500g of meat! Homemade burgers are a good way to encourage your children to start eating healthier since they taste even better than the fast-food ones, and chicken burgers go down well with all members of the family. If you need a ‘bun’ replacement and don’t like capsicum, you can use Portobello mushrooms or fried zucchini slices instead.

Turkey Taco Burgers (Contains Dairy)

– Peace Love and Low Carb

Keto Hamburger Recipes

Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: lean ground turkey, avocado, bell peppers, onion, Roma tomato, salsa, sour cream, black olives, sharp white cheddar cheese, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, Kosher salt, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper.

These burgers really have a Mexican feel because of the spices used, and although turkey has quite a mild flavor, this is enhanced by the spice and heat from the chili. You can top the burgers with cheese, tomato and onion, or go all out and use chopped olives too. If you don’t have ground turkey you can use ground beef instead.

Bacon Avocado Ranch Chicken Burgers with TABASCO® Sauce

– A Girl Worth Saving

Keto Hamburger Recipes

Photo Credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving

Ingredients: ground chicken, dry ranch mix, bacon, fresh parsley, Tabasco Sauce, avocado.

If you have never tried Tabasco sauce, I would be cautious how much you use for the first time as it is normally very hot! Having said that, it really brings out the flavor of the chicken and adds a lovely warmth to the burgers. These would be great to serve next time you have friends round and can be served on low-carb buns or in lettuce wraps.

Keto Hamburger Buns

90-Second Microwave Paleo Bread

– Paleo Flourish

90-Second Microwave Paleo Bread Recipe #paleo #bread #recipe https://ketosummit.com/microwave-paleo-bread

Ingredients: almond flour, baking powder, salt, egg, ghee or butter, coconut oil, or olive oil.

Here is another helpful recipe that shows you three different varieties of microwave bread you can make depending on your choice of eating plan. This microwave bread is great toasted for breakfast with a runny egg or just coated with your favorite keto spread, or you can use it as a side for soups and chili. Just remember to grease the mug then the bread will slide out quite easily.

Faux Bread Quest: Holy Grail! Almond Buns!!!

– Caveman Keto

Ingredients: Bob’s Red Mill almond flour, eggs, unsalted butter, Splenda (optional), baking powder.

Here is another recipe for low-carb buns that use almond flour instead of wheat. These are cooked in a muffin tray, which makes them the right shape to cut in half and use for sandwiches or burger buns. They can even be used as dinner rolls to serve with soups or chili. You might want to use unsalted butter as these can be a bit salty – not that this is a bad thing!

Sesame Keto Buns

– The Nourished Caveman

Keto Hamburger Recipes

Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: coconut flour, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, psyllium powder, water, Celtic sea salt, baking powder, egg whites.

These delicious buns are crunchy on the outside and soft and bready on the inside and are the closest thing to bread replacement that I have found. They are delicious spread with butter as a quick breakfast, as a bun for any burger, or can be flavored up with herbs to serve with dinner. For example try adding some dill to serve these along with salmon!

The Ultimate Keto Buns

– My PCOS Kitchen

Ingredients: lard or unsalted butter or beef tallow, eggs, Himalayan salt, blanched almond flour, rosemary, white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, onion flakes.

Because these keto buns have a closer texture than traditional bread buns they hold together really well and can even be used for sandwiches! Flavoring the buns with different seeds and herbs can help disguise any eggy flavor, and these buns can even be toasted for a bit more crunch. They make the ideal partner for burgers and will be enjoyed by even the youngest members of the family.

Low Carb Microwave Hamburger Bun

– Ruled Me

Ingredients: egg, almond flour, psyllium husk powder, baking powder, cream of tartar, chicken broth, butter.

This is one of the easiest bun recipes as it is cooked in a mug and takes seconds to cook! Perfect if you need to make the buns quickly for unexpected guests. If you don’t have a microwave, these can be baked in the oven for around 10 minutes. These delicious buns toast really well too, or can be sliced, dipped in beaten egg and fried to make French toast!

The Best Low Carb Bread for Buns and Rolls

– Keto Vale

Ingredients: almond flour, psyllium husk powder, baking powder, sea salt, apple cider vinegar, water, egg whites.

One of the best things about this recipe is that you can make the dough into burger buns, mini loaves or even hot dog rolls! It works on so many levels that this could become your go-to recipe for low-carb bread for years! You can even add sesame seeds on top, use garlic or herbs for different flavored dinner rolls, or just enjoy them as they are. They taste great toasted and spread with paté.

Low Carb Keto Hamburger Buns

– 9010 Nutrition

Ingredients: blanched almond flour, eggs, coconut oil, baking powder, salt, spices.

This is another excellent recipe for low-carb, gluten-free buns so you don’t have to serve your burgers on a lettuce leaf anymore! If you are invited to a barbecue it can be a bit awkward when you have to discard the bun and just eat the burger, so next time, why not take your own homemade ones then you can enjoy yourself with the rest!

Low Carb Hamburger Buns

– Wholesome Yum

Ingredients: psyllium husks, water, coconut flour, baking soda, sea salt, egg whites, eggs, avocado oil, coconut oil.

Low-carb breads are becoming much better than they were before, but store-bought ones can be very expensive. It can be so easy to make your own with even better results and this recipe can make burger buns or even baked as a loaf and sliced to use for sandwiches or toast. This is a great recipe for buns as the texture is dense enough to hold their shape.

Easy Low Carb Rolls

– Keto Connect

Ingredients: coconut flour, psyllium husk powder, baking powder, salt, water, eggs, butter.

If you have guests coming round for dinner, imagine just how impressed they would be if you provided them with homemade dinner rolls as well as a home-cooked meal! These rolls are slightly crusty on the outside and are soft and springy in the middle. They can be varied by adding different herbs, depending on what you are serving them with, but plain ones are great with soup. They also make great burger buns and are easy to cut.

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Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.