BLT BURGER

How can I have a keto blog and NOT have a burger recipe? I love making burgers because I can portion out the meat for easy tracking. I also feel like I am not on a diet when I eat big juicy burgers with all the toppings. That’s the one major score of living the keto life–more is encouraged when it comes to burgers.

Since it’s summer I decided I’d look for some fun grilled burger options. I have an indoor grill but of course, if you can pull out the grill for this go for it. Make sure you use beef with a high fat content (I like 20%) and use the freshest tomatoes and iceberg lettuce. Everything on this burger goes on the grill except the lettuce and condiments. I love cooking tomatoes because their sweetness just blossoms and the sugars caramelize making the flavor so intense. I grill the bacon because why not? Save some dishes.

This burger is simple yet flavorful. You are going to really love it.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 quarter pound beef patties
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 2 slices of bacon
  • 2 slices of white American cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of steak seasoning (or salt and pepper)
  • large outer iceberg lettuce leaf
  • mayo to taste
  • butter (for non stick)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Form patties (if not already formed) and season generously with steak seasoning.
  2. Place patties on the buttered grill until desired doneness. I like medium so about three minutes each side on medium high heat using an indoor grill. Add cheese until melted.
  3. Spray grill with non stick spray. Slice and salt the tomatoes and place on the grill. Cook for about three minutes until fragrant. Be careful flipping.
  4. Place bacon on the grill and cook until done.
  5. Build the burger using a large lettuce leaf. Place lettuce on plate and then the first patty on the base of the lettuce leaf. Stack second patty, tomatoes, and bacon. Add mayo.
  6. Fold lettuce leaf over top of the stack and tuck underneath the sides.

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