Ultimate Keto Burgers

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Everybody including me loves burgers. Making this popular comfort food suitable for a low-carb diet starts with the buns. It took me several attempts to finally make a bun that is fluffy and tastes just like bread. My keto buns are one of the most popular recipes in the KetoDiet app and I recently shared it on my blog. This recipe shows how you can make a delicious keto-friendly burger!

Here are some of my favourite burger fillings:

  • ham & cheese
  • crunchy BLT
  • tuna with mayo and onion
  • slow-cooked meat with mayo / soured cream dressing
  • crispy bacon & avocado

What's your favourite burger filling? :-)

Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per serving)

7.9 grams 9.6 grams 30.6 grams 55.5 grams 13.5 grams 664 calories
Total Carbs17.5grams
Net Carbs7.9grams
of which Saturated13.5grams
Magnesium124mg (31%)
Potassium857mg (43%)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (5%), protein (19%), fat (76%). Are you counting total carbs? This post explains whether you should be counting total or net carbs.

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

Burger Patties:
  • 1 lb ground beef, ideally grass-fed (450 g / 15.9 oz)
  • 1 tsp Dijon or wholegrain mustard (you can make your own)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp ghee (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper
Serve with:

Instead of mayonnaise and Sriracha sauce, you can use more Russian dressing (recipe in Easy Russian Slaw). Due to the psyllium (high fibre content), make sure you drink plenty of water with my keto buns! When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).

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  1. Make the Ultimate Keto Buns and Easy Russian Slaw. Mix the ground beef with the mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Create small, palm-size burgers. Ultimate Keto Burgers
  2. Preheat a large pan greased with ghee and add the burgers once hot. Turn the heat down to medium and cook on each side for 3-4 minutes. Do not turn the meat too soon or it will stick to the pan. Use a spatula to lightly press the burgers down while cooking. Ultimate Keto Burgers
  3. When done, set aside. Mix the mayonnaise with the Sriracha sauce. Ultimate Keto Burgers
  4. Cut the keto buns in half.
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  5. Place each half, cut side down on a hot griddle pan and cook for 2-3 minutes until crispy. Ultimate Keto Burgers
  6. Start assembling the burgers by adding a tablespoon to the mayo mixture on each of the keto bun halves. Top with meat and slaw. Serve the remaining slaw aside. Ultimate Keto Burgers
  7. Enjoy!
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (16)

What is the keto bread? Where can I find it? How many carbs?


It is listed in the "Serve with" option (see the link) - the nutrition facts include the bread buns. I hope this helps!


Hi, just starting Keto and this website is great !  Is it okay to make extra burgers, cook them, freeze them, then quickly reheat / recook in a frying pan ?  If yes - would you know how long they are okay in freezer (a couple of weeks ?)
Thanks again
Adam 😊


Hi Adam, yes I think that's fine - you can keep them frozen for up to 3 months 😊


Is the slaw inculded in the macros?


Yes it is (buns, meat + slaw) 😊


Does the carb / pro / fat count include the buns? I plan to make just the burgers alone.


Hi Martin, yes it does. Unless it says "Optional", it's included in the nutrition facts.


I always see Psyllium Husk in recipes. I never heard about it (before keto) and, after some online research, I think it will be very hard to find in Brazil. Is there any substitute?


Hi Bruno, I'm afraid there is no good substitute for psyllium husks / psyllium husk powder. Most low-carb "flours" (almond, coconut, etc.) can be substituted but not psyllium. I did some Google search and found a few suppliers in Brazil so I think you will be able to find some online 😊


Just made the buns & hamburgers for our dinner - everyone loved them and they were requested for dinner again tomorrow


Awesome!! 😊


Looks delicious! I made your keto bund with coleslaw and pulled pork (one of you suggestions in the app) and loved it! Love your app and all the work on your blog!! Please, keep up the good work - huge fan here! 😊


Thanks Sam! Yes, loving it with pulled pork too 😊


Love your keto buns! Have to try this recipe. I've been following keto and your blog for more than a year and I'm loving all the effort you put in your app! Thanks for all your work 😊


Thank you Elena! New update is coming 😉