Fire up the grill and indulge with the best keto burgers. Our delicious keto burger recipe is here to satisfy your cravings without compromising your low-carb lifestyle. With juicy well-seasoned patties and all the fixings, these burgers will surely become a new favourite. Let's dig in! 🍔🥑
A burger and salad on a grey plate.

This easy keto burger recipe is a winner for any diet, including paleo! With just 2 ingredients and less than 1 net carb per serving, it’s a must-try. The secret? Ranch seasoning for an extra flavour punch. Here’s why I’m obsessed with this recipe!

Why We Love This Keto Burger Recipe

Versatile & Healthyketo hamburgers are so easy to make and so versatile. Season with your favourite seasonings. The patties are gluten-free and filler-free.

Everyday ingredients – keto ground beef recipes are so awesome. Even if you cannot buy it you can always make it with any cut of beef that you mince yourself.

Thermomix friendly – mix in your ThermomixMagimix or food processor in just 2 minutes.

The Ingredients

A keto burger ingredients in small bowls.

Beef Mince. I use a grass-fed 80/20 fatty beef mince. I like to mix it 50/50 with some pork mince, but that is my personal preference. The leaner the beef you use, the faster it needs to be cooked, as lean beef can dry out.

Ranch Seasoning. You can use my Ranch Seasoning recipe to make your own ranch without fillers. It is simple to make and adds so much flavour to the burgers. Alternatively, you could use seasonings like Peri Peri Seasoning, Baharat Seasoning, Italian Seasoning or Taco Seasoning to make a variety of international-inspired keto burger patties.

Big Mac Burger Sauce. The Big Mac Special Sauces you find in the supermarket are filled with sugar. It is so easy to make your own. My Big Mac Sauce recipe is one of our most popular recipes. Another great sauce to serve with our keto burgers is the Ranch Dressing, damn it is good too!

A keto Burger in a tortilla.
Serve the burger in one of our amazing Keto Wraps!

How to Make It

Mince and seasoning in a glass bowl.

Step 1. Place the mince into a large mixing bowl. Add the ranch seasoning and mix with your hands until the mince is well combined.

Hands making burgers.

Step 2. Form the mince into large patties. I use an oversized egg ring to form my burgers. Season each side of the burger liberally with salt and pepper. This is an optional step, but aside from seasoning, the salt flakes also help to form a tasty golden crust on the outside of the burger when cooked.

A gloved hand shaping a burger.

Step 3. Grill, barbecue or pan-fry the burger patties to your liking over medium high heat. Serve on a bun, naked, wrapped in lettuce or with your favourite keto sauce recipes and toppings.

Hot Tips and Substitutions

Can I freeze keto burgers?

Yes, you can. Freeze cooked or raw. Place a piece of baking paper between them to make it easier to separate if needed.

What meat do I use to make a keto burger?

You can use any ground meat or plant-based meat you prefer. I use an 80/20 meat-to-fat ground beef.

How many net carbs are in a keto burger?

There are less than 1g net carbs in this keto burger recipe.

What are the best keto buns?

I have added some of my favourite keto buns and low carb burger buns below for you to try with your burgers.

More Recipes To Try

Here are just a few of my favourite low carb burger sides. You will also find plenty more keto beef recipes here as well.

The Best Burger Buns Recipes

  1. Low Carb Bread Rolls
  2. The Best Keto Buns
  3. Keto Cauliflower Burger Buns
  4. Keto Wraps these are also great for burgers too!

What to Serve With a Keto Burger

All the best keto hamburgers have great sides and sauces, don’t they? Here are my favourites to add to your keto meal plans.

  1. Keto Onion Rings
  2. Smokey Keto Barbecue Sauce
  3. Keto Ketchup
  4. Keto Ranch Dressing
  5. Garlic Kebab Sauce
  6. Homemade Dill Pickles or Spicy Dill Pickles
Keto beef burger on a plate topped with sauce.

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Keto beef burger on a plate topped with sauce.

The BEST Keto Burger Recipe

Fire up the grill and indulge with the best keto burgers. Our delicious keto burger recipe is here to satisfy your cravings without compromising your low-carb lifestyle. With juicy well-seasoned patties and all the fixings, these burgers will surely become a new favourite. Let’s dig in! 🍔🥑
5 from 130 votes!
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American, Australian Keto, Keto
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 508kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 2 burgers
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Ingredients 

  • 400 g (14 oz) beef mince (ground beef) or pork/beef mince combination
  • 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) Ranch Seasoning use store bought or use the link to make your own
  • Salt flakes and pepper optional

TO SERVE

  • 4 Best Keto Buns or Cauliflower Buns
  • 2 tablespoons Big Mac Sauce recipe on page
  • Lettuce, tomato, cheese and sliced pickles or your favourite burger toppings

Instructions

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Place the mince into a large mixing bowl. Add the ranch seasoning and mix with your hands until the mince is well combined.
  • Form the mince into large patties. I use an over-sized egg ring to form my burgers. Season each side of the burger liberally with salt and pepper. This is an optional step but aside from seasoning the meat the salt flakes also help to form a tasty golden crust on the outside of the burger when cooked.
  • Grill, barbecue or pan fry the burger to your liking. Serve on a bun (or naked) with your favourite sauces and toppings.

THERMAL METHODS

  • Add mince and ranch seasoning to mixer; mix 20 sec/reverse/speed 4.
  • Form the mince into large patties. I use an oversized egg ring to form my burgers. Season each side of the burger liberally with salt and pepper. This is an optional step, but aside from seasoning meat the salt flakes also help to form a tasty golden crust on the outside of the burger when cooked.
  • Grill, barbecue or pan fry the burger to your liking. Serve on a bun (or naked) with your favourite sauces and toppings.

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Notes

NUTRITION
The nutrition is calculated for the burger (seasoned meat) only. To calculate the total carbs/nutrition add the macros from your selected toppings.
INGREDIENTS
I use an 80/20 fatty beef mince. Personally, I prefer a combination of pork/beef mince. You can however use any ground meat of choice.
The burgers can be served naked (without any bun) or using lettuce for the bun. Try the low carb bread, keto burger buns, or Cauliflower Buns for some tasty options.
COOKING TIPS
The burgers can be grilled, barbecued, air-fried or pan-fried as preferred. 
STORE
This recipe can be made ahead of time. You can pre-cook and reheat or cook when required. They can be stored in the fridge up to 3-4 days or frozen in an airtight container.
 

Your Own Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1per burger | Calories: 508kcal | Protein: 34g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 540mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 4mg | Magnesium: 34mg | Net Carbs: 0g
Tried this recipe?Mention @meganellam or tag #madcreations!

Megan Ellam is an Australian keto recipes blogger living in Thornton, NSW. She is the author of amazing keto cookbooks such as Slow Cook KetoKeto LocoThe Healthy Family Keto Cookbook and Every Day Keto.

Megan has been following a ketogenic diet since being diagnosed with insulin resistance in early 2017. After a long cooking career Megan simply swapped her “foodie focus” to easy keto recipes. Her keto Australian recipes all include both metric and US customary measures so that everyone can enjoy them.

Megan also makes all the recipes suitable for conventional cooks, Thermomix recipes and thermal cookers e.g. Magimix recipes.

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80 responses to “The Best Keto Burger | Low Carb Big Mac”

  1. Melinda

    5 stars
    There’s just nothing better than a great burger! I love how simple this recipe is too. I’m eager to serve these to my BigMac loving family!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Agnieszka

    5 stars
    Thanks for this awesome recipe! I love all the keto burger buns options, too!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Enjoy!

5 from 130 votes (90 ratings without comment)

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