Goat Cheese Stuffed Burgers with Caramelized Onion

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These juicy low-carb & keto burgers have a cheesy surprise hidden inside and are topped with sweet caramelised onion. They're so good, definitely one of the best burgers I've had! After all, who can say no to melty cheese inside a luscious burger? :-)

I like to serve mine with a bowl of crispy greens and low-carb vegetables and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and a dash of balsamic vinegar.

If you often skip meals and only eat twice a day like I do, this is the ideal meal for intermittent fasting. It's relatively high in protein and calories so it will keep you full for longer.

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Nutritional values (per serving)

7.3 grams 1.4 grams 48.9 grams 69 grams 33.6 grams 857 calories
Total Carbs8.6grams
Net Carbs7.3grams
of which Saturated33.6grams
Magnesium42mg (11% RDA)
Potassium667mg (33% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (3%), protein (23%), fat (74%)

Ingredients (makes 2 large servings)

  • 400 g ground beef (14.1 oz)
  • 2 pieces goat cheese (130 g/ 4.5 oz) - see note below
  • 2 tbsp ghee or duck fat (30 g/ 1.1 oz), plus more for burgers
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced (150 g/ 5.3 oz)
  • 1 tbsp Sukrin Gold brown sugar substitute or Erythritol or Swerve (10 g/ 0.4 oz)
  • pinch of sea salt or pink Himalayan salt

Note: You can use two 65 g (2.3 oz) pieces of goat cheese, or use one piece cut widthwise. Brie goat cheese and soft goat cheese work best in this recipe.

Serving suggestions:


  1. Place the goat cheese in the freezer for 30 minutes (This is optional but will prevent the cheese from oozing out while the burgers are cooking). Remove the ground beef from the fridge.
  2. Peel and slice the onion. Grease a pan with 2 tablespoons of ghee and add the onion. Cook on medium-low for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until caramelised. Goat Cheese Stuffed Burgers with Caramelized Onion
  3. Add the brown sugar substitute and stir in. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring to prevent burning, and then take off the heat. Set aside. Goat Cheese Stuffed Burgers with Caramelized Onion
  4. While the onion is cooking, preheat the oven to 200 C/ 400 F. Remove the cheese from the freezer. Using your hands, create two 200 g (7.1 oz) patties. Place a piece of cheese in the middle of each patty, and then wrap the meat around them. Make sure the cheese is covered so it doesn't ooze out while cooking. Goat Cheese Stuffed Burgers with Caramelized Onion
  5. Grease an ovenproof skillet with about a tablespoon of ghee. Add the burgers and cook on high for a minute on each side and season with salt. Goat Cheese Stuffed Burgers with Caramelized Onion
  6. Place the skillet into the oven and bake for 7-8 minutes. Goat Cheese Stuffed Burgers with Caramelized Onion
  7. Remove the skillet from the oven and let the burgers rest for 5 minutes. Goat Cheese Stuffed Burgers with Caramelized Onion
  8. Top the burgers with the caramelised onion, and serve with a big bowl of vegetable salad! Goat Cheese Stuffed Burgers with Caramelized Onion

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By Martina Slajerova
Creator of KetoDietApp.com

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 (3)

Not even 8am and I'm drooling over a stuffed burger. Yup, sounds about right. Cannot wait to try this!!


I admit, cheese is my weakness, so I love the look of these. I'm not a large fan of goat cheese but I'd still be willing to give it a go. Experimenting is half the fun when it comes to food 😊


You can use brie from cow's milk, or any cheese you like 😊 I've tried feta, cheddar, provolone and brie.


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