If you follow a ketogenic diet and are looking for a simple and delicious keto burger recipe, you've found the answer right here. With 29g of fat, only 4g of net carbs, and 27g of protein, this flavor packed and simple keto burger recipe will satisfy both your flavor and ketogenic needs.
How To Properly Meal Prep Burgers
The trick to meal prepping proteins is to slightly undercook them. Especially with burgers, it is relatively safe to cook your patties to 135 to 140F degrees, leaving a slight pink meat trace in the center of the burger. This ensures a cushion of sorts for when you are reheating the patties if you meal prep a few of these ahead of time.
If you order Trifecta A La Carte's proteins, and you have the bison patties on rotation (bravo, great choice by the way), you don't have to worry about the above. Simply reheat the patties in the microwave for 1.5 minutes covered with a damp paper cloth, or in the air fryer, based on the machine's instructions to have a burger patty ready in minutes.
With the addition of a few ingredients, you'll have a keto burger recipe done in no time. This recipe makes 3 burgers. If you need more, simply multiply the ingredients by a multiple of 2 (for example, if you'd like to prepare 6 of these).
Let's dig into it.
- Cutting board and chef's knife
- Saute pan
- Small mixing bowls
- Meal prep containers
Step One: Caramelize Onions and Bake Bacon
Preheat the oven to 375F.
This step is crucial, as the caramelized onions give this burger it's very unique flavor.
Cut one end, leave the root (aka core) untouched, peel the onion, half it, and cut it lengthwise evenly, from the right side of the onion, to the left. Transfer to a bowl and hold. Repeat with the other side of the onion.
Add a splash of avocado oil to a non-stick pan. Heat over medium-high heat until slightly smoking, and add onions. Sauté adjusting heat to avoid charring. Reduce heat to medium-low, and add a splash of water. Mix the onions. Adding water will help caramelize the onions. Repeat this process as the onions caramelize and become cooked. Once deep in caramel color, season with kosher salt, transfer to a bowl and hold warm until needed, or cool down completely if meal prepping.
Line a sheet pan with foil. Set 3 bacon strips on the sheet pan and bake for 7-10 minutes as your onions are cooking. Find out how to meal prep bacon like a chef here.
Step Two: Reheat Burger and Prep Ingredients
If you are using Trifecta A La Carte: 5 minutes out from your onions being done, reheat your bison burgers by either microwaving them covered with a damp paper cloth for 2 minutes, or in an air fryer or oven, 5-7 minutes.
If you are cooking your burgers from scratch: Mold them round and flat like a burger and press the middle of the patty, making a small crater. This will help the burger cook evenly (nifty little trick). Cook your patties on your preferred cooking method - whether grilled, seared, or baked, until the internal temperature reaches 135F to 140F, 5-8 minutes.
While this happens, get your lettuce, tomato, avocado slices, and chipotle mayo ready. Hit the tomato and avocado with a pinch of kosher salt.
For the chipotle mayo: mix 3 tablespoons of mayo, 1 tablespoon of chipotle in adobo pureed, 1 teaspoon of lime juice, and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.
Step Three: Put it all Together
Place a Boston bib lettuce leaf as the bottom 'bun'. Add 2 slices of tomatoes, add your cooked bison patty, 1 tablespoon of chipotle aioli, add 1/4 cup caramelized onions, and 1/4 sliced avocado. Serve immediately or meal prep in containers and refrigerate.
Storing and Serving
Store in the fridge for up to a week. Check on the quality of the meal before eating if keeping for longer,.
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