KETO BACON CHEESEBURGER
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
FOR THE BURGERS
- 80/20 Ground Beef
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 slices cheese (any variety)
- 6 slices thick cut bacon
- 6 lettuce leaves, romaine or iceberg
- 3 tomato slices
- 1/8 cup red onion, thinly sliced
FOR THE CHAFFLE BUNS
Combine the eggs, shredded cheese, almond flour, baking powder in a mixing bowl until a thick batter forms.
Heat a mini waffle maker according to the directions. Pour the batter in the waffle maker (a scant 1/4 cup) be sure not to overfill (recipe makes 6 waffles).
Cook the waffles about 3 minutes, or until steam stops emitting.
FOR THE BURGERS
Combine the beef, sauce, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl until the seasonings have been worked in well. Divide the mixture into 3 equal portions.
Use a burger press, or place the patties between parchement paper and flatten until it is about 1/2 inch thick.
Season the outside of the burger with additional salt and pepper (or seasoned salt).
How to grill a burger:
Heat a grill to high heat (400 degrees F). Place the prepared burger patties directly on clean, preheated grill grates. Cook 4 minutes, flip and cook an additional 3-4 minutes. Check the patty for your desired doneness, add cheese and remove from the grill.
How to cook a burger in a cast iron skillet:
Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat. When the skillet is hot add 1 tablespoon salted butter and tilt the pan so the butter covers the bottom of the pan. Add the prepared patties to the pan and cook 3-4 minutes, flip when the burger is nicely browned on the bottom. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes until it has reached your desired tenderness. Add the cheese to the patties, and remove the skillet from the heat. Let the patties sit in the skillet an additional minute to melt the cheese.
TO ASSEMBLE THE BURGERS:
Layer the cooked burger patty, cheese, crisp bacon, vegetables on the chaffle buns and enjoy!
THE COOKING TIMES LISTED ARE A GUIDE:
When in doubt, use a meat thermometer. The USDA recommends an internal temperature of 160 degrees F for ground beef. This is the temperature that should destroy any bacteria that could be harmful.
1 Bacon Cheeseburger
Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 837TOTAL FAT: 59gCHOLESTEROL: 345mgSODIUM: 1250mgCARBOHYDRATES: 8gNET CARBOHYDRATES: 6.9gFIBER: 1.1gSUGAR: 2.1gPROTEIN: 58g