Before I dove in full-force to the low-carb lifestyle, I’d eat crappy food often but still make carb-conscious decisions.
One of the first sacrifices I made towards better health was reducing empty carbs from fast food meals.
My preferred go-to spot is Wendy’s, and I’d often get a burger with a side of chili and unsweetened iced tea. I’d reduce the carb count even further by throwing out half a bun, eating the sandwich open-faced.
Baby steps, my friend, baby steps.
Fast forward to today, and part of the reason I love the ketogenic lifestyle is the ability to eat fatty ground beef.
One of the tastiest incarnations of this ingredient is bunless burgers with a variety of toppings.
Currently, this is my favorite way to serve – topped with a sauce of mayonnaise/hot sauce, sautéed onions, and avocado.
Here are the directions:
- 1 lb 80/20 Ground Beef (455 g)
- 4 tbsp Mayo (60 g)
- 2 tbsp Hot Sauce ( g)
- 2 Avocados (400 g)
- ½ large Onion (175 g)
Nutrition (Per Serving)
- Number of Servings – 4
- 569 Calories
- Fat – 49 g
- Protein – 22 g
- Carbohydrate – 13 g
- Fiber – 8 g
- Sugar – 3 g
- NET CARBS – 5 g
- Prep – 10 minutes
- Cook – 20 minutes
- Total – 30 minutes
Form the ground beef into 4 patties
Put a large saute pan on medium high heat
Place the patties in to brown for 3-4 minutes each side
While the burgers cook, dice the onion and mix together the mayo/hot sauce in a small bowl
Remove the burgers, and cook the onions in the rendered beef fat for 5-10 minutes
Serve the burgers with a spoonful of the hot mayo, onions and sliced avocado
TIP: Don’t enjoy salads? Put a handful of spinach on the burgers!