Skip the Bun & Make this Keto Burger in a Bowl

Keto Burger in a Bowl

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 30 MINUTES

total time: 50 MINUTES

Ingredients

Hamburger bowl:

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons no-sugar-added ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 cup bacon crumbles
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

Toppings (optional):

  • lettuce, chopped
  • tomatoes, diced
  • onion, diced
  • pickles
  • sautéed mushrooms
  • sautéed onions
  • no sugar added ketchup
  • mustard
  • mayo

Directions

1

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set it aside.

2

In a bowl, mix together all hamburger bowl ingredients, except the bacon and shredded cheese. Grab a handful of ground beef, about 3"-4" ball. Using a small bowl such as a ramekin, cup, or soda can, form the hamburger on the outside of the bowl. Place hamburger bowl on the lined baking sheet.

3

Repeat making hamburger bowls until all ground beef has been used.

4

Add a band of aluminum foil around each hamburger bowl to make sure it holds its shape while cooking. Place baking sheet in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

5

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

6

Remove dish from hamburger bowls. Add bacon crumbles and shredded cheese inside the hamburger bowl and cook in the oven for 25 minutes.

7

Remove from oven and top with all your favorite hamburger toppings. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4, Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: 916.8 Calories | 60.8g Fat | 6.3g Total Carbs | 0.7g Fiber | 0.1g Sugar Alcohol | 82.1g Protein | 5.5g Net Carbs

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Burger fans, get ready for this!

Ditch the bread and create a burger in a bowl to stuff all of your delicious toppings into! This meal will be a hit with your entire family, even the non-keto eaters will love this beefy recipe.

Introducing the keto burger in a bowl!

keto burger bowl

Savor the flavor and skip the bun!

My favorite thing about these keto burgers in a bowl is that the bacon is cooked inside, so it’s not sliding around while you’re eating it. Plus, it really gives the ground beef added flavor.

boy holding hamburger bowl

Tips for making the best keto burger in a bowl: 

    • Feel free to use any bowl, soda can, or glass to form your burger bowl. I like to use ramekins when making my burger bowls.
    • Add a band of aluminum foil around your burger bowl to help it keep its shape and stay intact while cooking.
    • I used 80/20 ground beef for my burger bowls, but you can use whatever type of ground beef you prefer. I like using a fattier option of ground beef when making a keto recipe.
    • If you love Big Macs from McDonald’s, consider whipping up a batch of our special sauce and adding it to the top.
    • I used pre-cooked bacon crumbles, but fresh bacon can be used instead. You can even use the air fryer to make a batch!

ingredients for keto hamburger bowl

sugar-free ketchup

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hamburger patty

shaping hamburger bowl

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wrapping foil around hamburger bowl

hamburger bowls on a baking sheet

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finished hamburger bowl

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Keto Burger in a Bowl

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 30 MINUTES

total time: 50 MINUTES

Shape a burger into a bowl and bake for a low carb twist on the classic cheeseburger.

Ingredients

Hamburger bowl:

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons no-sugar-added ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 cup bacon crumbles
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

Toppings (optional):

  • lettuce, chopped
  • tomatoes, diced
  • onion, diced
  • pickles
  • sautéed mushrooms
  • sautéed onions
  • no sugar added ketchup
  • mustard
  • mayo

Directions

1

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set it aside.

2

In a bowl, mix together all hamburger bowl ingredients, except the bacon and shredded cheese. Grab a handful of ground beef, about 3"-4" ball. Using a small bowl such as a ramekin, cup, or soda can, form the hamburger on the outside of the bowl. Place hamburger bowl on the lined baking sheet.

3

Repeat making hamburger bowls until all ground beef has been used.

4

Add a band of aluminum foil around each hamburger bowl to make sure it holds its shape while cooking. Place baking sheet in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

5

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

6

Remove dish from hamburger bowls. Add bacon crumbles and shredded cheese inside the hamburger bowl and cook in the oven for 25 minutes.

7

Remove from oven and top with all your favorite hamburger toppings. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4, Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: 916.8 Calories | 60.8g Fat | 6.3g Total Carbs | 0.7g Fiber | 0.1g Sugar Alcohol | 82.1g Protein | 5.5g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

inside look at a burger bowl

Your burger, your way!

There’s nothing more I love than a loaded burger, so I throw in sautéed onions, mushrooms, bacon, and cheese while it’s cooking. When it’s done, I top it with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and sometimes I’ll even throw a fried egg on top! The possibilities are endless.

I think next time I’ll make a taco burger and load it with olives, taco sauce, and a scoop of guac! Now I’m really getting hungry! 😋

Make a keto burger in a bowl and let me know what you think!

keto burger in a bowl filled with toppings

Here’s what my teammate Jenna had to say after making keto burgers in a bowl:

“Okay, I know every week I call out something as my favorite, but THIS is officially my favorite recipe of all time! Not only was it so flavorful, but it was also so FUN to make! I love that you can customize with your favorite toppings and there are so many ideas I have that I can’t wait to try. Not only was I a big fan of this recipe, but every single kid in this house also cleaned their plates and asked for it again the next night! That’s a win in my book!”


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