Today we will talk about one of the favorite foods when starting out with Keto. It is also one of the food types that is easiest to get when out on most resturants. The Keto Burger, a burger that is high on fat and protein and low on carbohydrates. Enjoy these tips and ideas on how to make your keto burger and also the different pictures of keto burgers that people have made.
How to shape your keto hamburger
One of the misstakes many people do when shaping their burger is to make it too thick. You should try to make the burger a little wider than normally and also make a small dimple in the center. You can use your thumb to press down the middle a little. The reason to make a small dimple in the middle of the burger is because it will rise more in the middle than in the sides.
Store bought grounded beef for keto burger?
You can either buy your ground beef in the store or you can make your own. If you have the time and tools for it make your own. It will always taste better and is more fresh. There is also a smaller chance to have bacteria in your meat.
Preparing the beef patty for your keto burger
Always keep your burger meat cold when preparing it. All through the process when creating your keto burger you should keep the ground beef at a low temperature. Use a scale to weight your meat before you form your keto burger to make sure that all keto burgers get the same size.
Do not overwork it when you are forming the burger. The more time you spend pressing the meat together the more you will also make the meat less juicy and tasty. Just gently press the meat together into small patties. Do not overwork it. There is no need to add other things to your meat when forming the patties, like egg, onion or herbs. If you do, then do it very carefully so you do not overwork the meat and loose that juice and tasty feeling of your keto burger.
Spices for your keto hamburger
Do not add salt into your meat before you have created the burger patties. Salt will make the muscle proteins in the meat to dissolve. This will totally change both the taste and look of your keto burger.
Use spices and make sure you always put enough spices on your burger before cooking it. You do not want to add on spices after it has been cooked. Salt and pepper is a must. You can of course also blend in other spices into your keto burger. I prefer to use chili powder and garlic to put a more strong taste in my burgers. Just select the spices you enjoy and try to experiment around a little to get the perfect taste for your keto burger.
Cooking of the keto burger
As you probably have heard many times, when cooking meat your should only flip it once while the burger is cooking. This rule does not apply to burgers. If you instead flip your burger several times when cooking you will have a faster and more even internal cooking of the burger. This will reduce the total time you spend on cooking your keto burger. It will also make the outside of the burger less burned.
What to put on your keto burger
What ingredients you should put on your keto burger once it is finished is totally up to you. Experiment with what you think tastes good. In general almost everything can go together with the keto burger. I personally like to put on things like fried egg, different kinds of cheese, bacon, jalapenos and other spicy stuff.
When cooking your burger with different ingredients you can use this as guideline for how the fat, carbohyrate, protein ratio is. As you can see from below table the most common ingredients are very low on carbohydrates. As long as you do not add any bread to your burger you can add as much as you want of the below ingredients and enjoy a keto burger.
|100g grounded beef||15g||18g||0g|
Inspirational keto burgers
In order to give you some ideas on how to make your keto burger and what different additional ingredients you should use I have put together a compilation of different keto friendly burgers. Now it is time for you to make your own keto burger. If you have tips on ingredients, how to make a keto burger or just a picture of your keto burger then please post it into the comments field and I will try to add it into the articles.
Keto burger with onion, cheese, mushrooms and bell peppers
Keto burger with two beef patties, sallad, bacon, cheese, cucumber and egg.
Keto burger with bacon, tomate, onion and cheese