“Keto Bacon Cheeseburgers”
Keto bacon cheeseburgers—the holy grail of low-carb eating, and with good reason. Cheeseburgers are a perennial favorite, and this leaner, low-carb version of the classic sandwich makes it easier to stick to your diet without sacrificing yummy taste or flavor.
If you’re on the keto diet—or just looking for a healthier way to enjoy an all-time favorite tasty meal—it’s worth giving this delicious pared down version of the American classic a try. You just may be surprised at how gratifying and nourishing it can be.
What Is The Keto Diet
The ketogenic diet (aka, the keto diet) is typically a lifestyle choice focused on a very low-carb, high-fat consumption model. Believe it or not, fat isn’t the dietary enemy it once was. When you reduce your intake of carbohydrates, the body is induced into a metabolic state called ketosis.
In this state, a process called “keto-adaptation” takes place, in which your body begins to burn fat instead of carbs for energy. The keto diet has been found to be extremely helpful for weight loss, and may have a variety of beneficial health effects. It is thought to help improve blood sugar control, reduce triglycerides, and raise HDL (the “good”) cholesterol as well.
But for many, the winner of the keto diet is that it allows you to enjoy some decadent items—like bacon cheeseburgers.
What’s In A Keto Bacon Cheeseburger
Unlike your standard cheeseburger, a keto bacon cheeseburger is going to be nearly void of carbs and starchy fillers — like that oh-so-tempting bun.
Instead, for a deliciously satisfying, calorie-conscious, low-carb repast, you’re going to opt for more wholesome ingredients, and it all starts with the all-important patty. The secret to making an excellent low carb burger? Blended ground beef. Rather than just selecting a lean ground beef, blend a ratio of 75 percent fat and 25 percent lean ground beef for great texture and flavor.
The most important thing to remember here is that if you opt for high-fat options here, you’re going to reduce the need for added fat elsewhere. When it comes to the other players in your keto-friendly meal, you can season the ground beef with a variety of spices, add a fried egg, even a piece of cheese or a smoked turkey breast. But the biggest SPLASH is going to be topping that tasty hunk of meat with thick-cut bacon.
To really keep the beef from getting paltry, top the patty with avocado, some peppery arugula, and a creamy cheese. Mmmm… delicious.
Creating A Keto Bacon Cheeseburger at Home
Now that you know the components, let’s take a look at how to make a keto bacon cheeseburger at home.
1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb fatty ground beef
Ground black pepper
4 slices thick