Cowboy Burgers (keto)

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No one will be able to resist this burger combination of ground beef, cheddar cheese, bacon, and spicy jalapeno! It’s one tasty (and simple) cowboy burger recipe that everyone will love.

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.

What you need to make this Recipe: 

  • 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

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.

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.

Cook for until browned on one side, roughly 5 minutes and flip and repeat. Serve on lettuce leaves with condiments of choice.

Notes and Variations

You can easily swap out the ground beef for ground turkey or ground chicken.

Did you make and love this recipe?  Give your review below and make sure to share your creations by tagging me on Instagram!

Keto Cowboy Burgers

Keto Cowboy Burgers

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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 Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 421 Total Fat: 28g Saturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 126mg Sodium: 918mg Carbohydrates: 1g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 38g

17 Comments

  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!

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  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!

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

    My husband would definitely love this! Thanks!

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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

    These burgers look so delicious. YUM !

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  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!

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  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!

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

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

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  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!

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

      So glad you all enjoyed them Tanisha!

      Reply

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