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Bacon Wrapped & Cheese Stuffed Burgers

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This keto burger is based on the popular Beer Can Burger which is ground beef wrapped in bacon and filled with roasted vegetables and cheese. I used roasted onions, bell peppers and mushrooms and topped each burger with homemade mustard, Sriracha and grated cheddar cheese.

If you follow my recipe, you won't need to use a beer can to make them - a glass works just fine and since beer is a no-no for a keto diet, you'll avoid any temptations that could ruin your progress.

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Serving size 1 burger

Allergy information for Bacon Wrapped & Cheese Stuffed Burgers

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free

Nutritional values (per serving, 1 burger)

Net carbs5.2 grams
Protein46.1 grams
Fat60.6 grams
Calories767 kcal
Calories from carbs 3%, protein 25%, fat 72%
Total carbs7.1 gramsFiber1.9 gramsSugars4.3 gramsSaturated fat25.7 gramsSodium720 mg(31% RDA)Magnesium60 mg(15% RDA)Potassium875 mg(44% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 5 burgers)

  • 2 tbsp ghee or lard (30 g/ 1.1 oz) - you can make your own
  • 1 medium white onion, sliced (110 g/ 4 oz)
  • 2 1/2 cups sliced bell peppers (225 g/ 8 oz)
  • 2 cups sliced white mushrooms (140 g/ 5 oz)


  1. Grease a large pan with ghee. Once hot, add sliced onion and cook over a medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Bacon Wrapped & Cheese Stuffed Burgers
  2. Add sliced bell peppers and cook for another 5 minutes. Bacon Wrapped & Cheese Stuffed Burgers
  3. Add sliced mushrooms and cook for 3-5 minutes. Take off the heat. Bacon Wrapped & Cheese Stuffed Burgers
  4. Use your hands to divide the ground beef into 5 parts (200 grams or 7.1 ounces each). Flatten each part using your hands. Then take a glass and place in the middle of the burger to create a well. Fold the meat up round the glass to create a bowl shape. Bacon Wrapped & Cheese Stuffed Burgers
  5. Wrap 2 slices of bacon round the "meat bowl". Then, remove the glass carefully by gently twisting and pulling it up. Bacon Wrapped & Cheese Stuffed Burgers
  6. Fill each "meat bowl" with the onion-pepper-mushroom mixture and a teaspoon of Sriracha and Dijon mustard. Bacon Wrapped & Cheese Stuffed Burgers
  7. Finally, top with 1/4 cup of grated cheese. Repeat for the remaining burgers. Bacon Wrapped & Cheese Stuffed Burgers
  8. Place in the oven and bake at 150 °C/ 300 °F for 45-60 minutes (until the meat thermometer registers 75 °C/ 165 °F). When done, remove from the oven and let the burgers rest for 5 minutes. Bacon Wrapped & Cheese Stuffed Burgers Serve with crispy greens or other low-carb veggies. Bacon Wrapped & Cheese Stuffed Burgers.

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 burger)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Beef, minced (ground), raw, grass-fed
0 g34.3 g40 g508 kcal
Bacon (organic)
0 g3.5 g4.5 g54 kcal
0 g0 g6 g54 kcal
Onion, brown (yellow), raw
1.4 g0.2 g0 g8 kcal
Peppers, orange bell, fresh
0.6 g0.1 g0 g5 kcal
Peppers, red bell, fresh
0.6 g0.1 g0 g5 kcal
Peppers, yellow bell, fresh
0.6 g0.1 g0 g5 kcal
Mushrooms (white), fresh
0.6 g0.9 g0.1 g6 kcal
Cheddar cheese
0.7 g5.2 g7.5 g91 kcal
Cheddar cheese
0.2 g1.3 g1.9 g23 kcal
Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, homemade (KetoDiet blog)
0.5 g0.1 g0.3 g5 kcal
Dijon mustard
0.1 g0.2 g0.2 g3 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, 1 burger
5.2 g46.1 g60.6 g767 kcal

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Martina Slajerova
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Martina Slajerova

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)

I am so happy I stumbled upon this recipe! These burgers were delicious and not to mention healthy! We will be making these again!

Thank you Courtney! 😊

I just placed this dish in the oven! So excited to see how it comes out 🤗

I made this to your exact recipe and they were delicious and very filling! They look pretty impressive as well! Thank you.

Thank you Diane!

These tasted great! I did have trouble shaping them, but I was using venison, which is leaner. I ended up putting the bacon into a Texas sized muffin tray and putting everything on top. I poured some whisked egg over 2 cause I’m doing Whole30 and cheese on the rest. A great recipe to keep, but will use muffin tray again!

Wow! Mine is cooking in the oven now! My first meal following the Keto diet! Im excited! 😊

These are delicious! One of our favourites!

I have tried this and it tasted amazing! Thankyou! 😊

Awesome! I'm glad you liked it!

Can you use Coconut Oil as a replacement for Ghee?  Does that work the same?

Coconut oil is great for cooking and it's a good option if you don't mind the taste. I would personally go for lard, duck fat or tallow.

wow these look great. I'm putting the them on my traeger grill tonight

Thank you, I hope you like them!

These are awesome! Perfect stuffing and so easy!

Thank you Tim!