Keto Blue Cheese Burger


Step 1Prepare the keto burger buns. If you don't have any, you'll need an extra hour to prepare them.
Note: If you can't eat nuts, you can make nut-free keto buns instead. For extra flavor, use this recipe to make yeast keto buns.

Step 2In a bowl, mix the ingredients for the burger patties: beef, onion powder, garlic powder, apple cider vinegar, sea salt and black pepper. Do not overmix or the burgers will become tough.

Step 3Using your hands, create 2 equal patties, 1/2 to 3/4 inch (1 1/4 to 2 cm) thick. Use your hands to smooth any cracks.

Step 4Pierce the patties with a fork several times. This will loosen the patties and help them cook equally without curling or getting tough while enabling maximum caramelisation. Set aside.

Step 5Grease a hot skillet with a small amount of ghee or olive oil, and add the burger patties. The patties should sizzle as soon as they touch the skillet. Cook over high heat, until a crust forms on the bottom and the burgers are easy to flip on the other side, about 2-3 minutes.

Step 6Once flipped, cook until the crust forms on the bottom and the sides are browned. Do not pierce the burgers with a fork or you will lose the juices.

Step 7Top with pieces of blue cheese and cook for another 2-3 minutes. The thicker the patties, the longer they will take to cook. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
Note: Fat for greasing is not included in the nutrition facts as some fats in the meat are lost during the cooking process.

Step 8To assemble the burger, spread about a teaspoon of mayonnaise on each bun halve. Top with a burger patty, a large slice of tomato, few lettuce leaves, and then add the top bun.

Step 9Eat immediately while still warm.