Cowboy Burgers

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cowboy burgers


Ok, sometimes I daydream that Mr. Bejelly is a cowboy and after a long day of riding the ranch wrangling cattle, he comes to a hot meal I spent all day whipping up for him.

Then reality hits and I realize I’m not really into animal husbandry.  I don’t want to live on a ranch and I am the queen of easy, 30 minute recipes.   So instead of buying 100 acres in Texas, I decided to make a keto cowboy burger that is spicy and meaty.

This burger is zero carb and guaranteed to brings the cowboy home every night.

cowboy burgers

Keto Cowboy Burgers

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 423 kcal
Author: Kelly Bejelly


  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and diced


  1. Place the bacon in your food processor and process until you have a rough crumble. Scoop this into a bowl with the rest of the ingredients.
  2. With your hands mix the ingredients together until well combined and form into 4 large patties, roughly 4” x ½” thick. Set aside. Place a skillet over medium high heat and add the burgers.
  3. Cook for until browned on one side, roughly 5 minutes and flip and repeat. Serve on lettuce leaves with condiments of choice.
Nutrition Facts
Keto Cowboy Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 423 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 890mg 37%
Potassium 360mg 10%
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 2.6%
Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 9.1%
Iron 13.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. Megan Stevens January 8, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Ha! Love your intro to this recipe!! 😉 Sounds perfect for cowboys and this cowgirl, too! Love the cheese in there!

  2. Jean January 8, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    I’ve never added cheese into the actual patty but I need to try it. I bet it’s delicious!

  3. Renee Kohley January 8, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    My husband would definitely love this! Thanks!

  4. tina January 8, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Dang! Love the idea of adding a jalapeno – love me some spice!

  5. Kari - Get Inspired Everyday! January 9, 2018 at 8:59 am

    These look like the ultimate burger, and I definitely agree with the no desire to be a rancher, especially since I live in the middle of ranching country – it’s crazy hard work!

  6. Katja January 9, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    This is my kind of burger. Love the spice!!

  7. Jessica DeMay January 10, 2018 at 7:56 am

    I love that the bacon is blended in! Yum! These look so good!

  8. Cristina January 10, 2018 at 11:55 am

    MMMM! Spicy and cheesy, my husband would devour these!

  9. Emily @ Recipes to Nourish January 13, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    So cute, love your daydream. My husband got to be a “cowboy” for a summer and I thought it was pretty awesome 😉 These burgers sound so delicious, I love everything that you stuffed into them.

  10. ChihYu January 14, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    These burgers look so delicious. YUM !

  11. Becky Winkler January 15, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Wow, these burgers are packed with pretty much everything good! I am sure I would LOVE them, especially with some avocado on top!

  12. Rachel January 15, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Hey, don’t knock the 100 acres in Texas. 😉 As a native Texan who grew up on a ranch, I can say with authority that these sound delicious!

  13. Joan October 4, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Is the bacon raw or cooked? I assume it is cooked, as you mention crumbles…

  14. Tanisha A. Souza November 18, 2018 at 9:50 am

    My 10-year old daughter and I made these for my family last night and they were DELISH!! Thank you!

    1. Kelly Bejelly November 27, 2018 at 10:33 am

      So glad you all enjoyed them Tanisha!


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