Keto Burger Recipe

    
Chef Mario Limaduran
Chef Mario Limaduran

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.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Trifecta Bison burger
  • 3/4 cup yellow onion, sliced, caramelized
  • 6 tomato slices, sliced thinly
  • 3 Boston bib lettuce leafs, washed, separated
  • 3 bacon strip, crispy, halved
  • 3 Tbsp. chipotle mayo (see below)
  • 3/4 avocado, sliced
  • Avocado oil

Kitchen Needs:

  • 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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Keto Bison Burger Recipe

Cook time: 15 min
Prep time: 10 min
Yield: 3 Burgers
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Description

Enjoy a simple and highly delicious keto burger recipe that is sure to satisfy your hunger and any burger craving. Meal prep a few ahead of time and enjoy any day of the week! 

Ingredients

  • 3 Trifecta Bison burger
  • 3/4 cup yellow onion, sliced, caramelized
  • 6 tomato slices, sliced thinly
  • 3 Boston bib lettuce leafs, washed
  • 3 bacon strip, crispy, halved
  • 3 Tbsp. chipotle mayo (see recipe)
  • 3/4 avocado, sliced
  • Avocado oil

Instructions

  1. Separate 1 or 2 Boston bib lettuce leaves and wash. Cut the tail closes to the core and discard. Wash tomato, and slice 2-3 thin slices. Set aside and reserve refrigerated. Make chipotle mayo according to instructions above.
  2. Cut onion lengthwise (julienne), as even as possible. Add a splash of avocado oil, and heat over medium-high flame. Wait until the oil is slightly smoking and then throw cut onions into pan. You'll want to hear a sizzle. Stir immediately. Reduce heat to medium. Stir occasionally. You want the onions to gain a golden brown color. Add a splash of water. Water helps the onions caramelize faster. Repeat steps as needed and season with salt to taste. Once golden brown, remove and keep warm, or cool completely and save for later use.
  3. Meanwhile, cook bacon at 375F for 8-10 minutes until crispy. Remove from oven and keep on side.
  4. Prepare the rest of your ingredients as indicated above. When onions are close to being done, reheat the Trifecta Bison patty according to instructions on the package. If cooking raw patties, cook for 5-7 minutes until internal temp is 134F - 140F.
  5. 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.

Nutrition facts

serves 3 burgers
Calories Per Serving: 390
% Daily Value
37% Total Fat 29g
28% Cholesterol 85mg
16% Sodium 360mg
2% Total Carbohydrate 7g
Sugars 1g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A 24.19
Vitamin C 7.68

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