Bunless Burgers

Bunless Burgers
Makes about 8-10 patties
Prep time: 15min + 1hr minimum chill time l Cook time: 8mins


1.5lbs ground beef

½ onion, finely chopped

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

2 egg yolks

½ TBSP onion powder

1 TBSP garlic powder

3 TBSPs bacon grease

1 tsp salt

½ tsp pepper

1 3.5oz bag of pork rinds

*Optional extra spices: paprika/cumin/chili parsley/basil/oregano/rosemary


There’s nothing wrong with a good ol’ burger – or as we like to say in Keto: “don’t blame the burger for what the bun did”! (Actually it’s don’t blame the butter for what the bread did, but same same!). The problem with a lot of store bought patties is that they often use carby ingredients as fillers and binders. (The same thing goes with sausages; you have to be super vigilant!). Anyway, the good news is that you can simply buy the ground beef itself (no need to get the expensive lower fat variety either!) and make your own.

This recipe looks like it uses a lot of ingredients, but actually most of them are just spices in your cupboard, so don’t despair! It’s super easy and super worth it.

Grab your biggest mixing bowl, and throw it all in there! Make sure your hands and fingernails are super clean and then get in there and mix it all up together.

Form into balls and roll out into patties between sheets of parchment or wax paper. Chill for at least an hour if you can - this is the key to the patties holding their shape/form.

Grill to your preference and serve with favorite toppings and choice of sides.

Here are some topping suggestions: bacon, brie, carmelized onions, boursin cheese, tomato, red onion, avocado, blue cheese…