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Cowboy Burgers (keto)

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Last Updated on November 28, 2020

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.

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.

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!

cowboy burgers
Yield: 4

Keto Cowboy Burgers

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: 421Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 918mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 38g

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Tanisha A. Souza

Sunday 18th of November 2018

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

Kelly Bejelly

Tuesday 27th of November 2018

So glad you all enjoyed them Tanisha!

Joan

Thursday 4th of October 2018

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

Kelly Bejelly

Tuesday 27th of November 2018

It's raw Joan.

Rachel

Monday 15th of January 2018

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!

Becky Winkler

Monday 15th of January 2018

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

ChihYu

Sunday 14th of January 2018

These burgers look so delicious. YUM !

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