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Keto Umami Burger Recipe

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 quarter pounders
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: American


Meaty burgers with a little something extra thanks to the additions of turmeric and coconut aminos.


1 lb of ground beef (450 g)

½ medium red onion (2 oz or 55 g), very finely chopped or grated

1 Tablespoon of gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos (15 ml)

1 Tablespoon of turmeric (6 g)

1 teaspoon of mustard (5 ml)

½ teaspoon of garlic powder (2 g)

1 medium egg, whisked

Salt and pepper, to taste

Optional serving ideas:

Keto bun (bun recipe)

Turmeric dressing/sauce (recipe)

Lettuce leaves

Sliced tomato

Sliced red onion


  1. In a large bowl, mix the ingredients until fully combined. Form the mixture into 4 large patties or 6 smaller patties. (If desired, wrap the patties in foil or plastic wrap and freeze to cook at a later date.)
  2. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and season to taste. Knead the mixture for a minute or two with your hands to tenderise the meat.
  3. Heat a grill or skillet to medium-high. Place the patties on the hot grill or skillet and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Using a large spatula, flip each burger and cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes until cooked to your liking, about a total time of 6 minutes for medium-rare and 10 minutes for well done. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Serve the burgers with a bun or bunless with turmeric dressing, lettuce, tomato, and onion, if desired.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs per servings: 2 g


  • Serving Size: 1 quarter pounder
  • Calories: 330
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Fat: 25 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 21 g