Keto Breakfast Burger

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This keto breakfast burger is not only delicious but gives a new twist to your morning!

Keto Breakfast Burger

WHAT IS A KETO BREAKFAST BURGER?

Breakfast burgers are exactly what their name implies. It’s a hamburger with breakfast ingredients such as sausage, egg, bacon, maple syrup, etc.

Though a hamburger for breakfast might not sound like something you’re not into, it is definitely a delicious meal. The fat from the burger paired with the saltiness of the bacon, all topped with egg and cheese is super yummy!

Of course, to keep the carb count down, there is no bun of any kind. This burger is the perfect addition to your recipe rotation and definitely provides something different from the same breakfast every day!

KETO BREAKFAST BURGER INGREDIENTS

Before you try to make this keto breakfast burger, make sure you have the following ingredients on hand.

If you’ve got all this, you’re ready to go!

HOW TO MAKE A KETO BREAKFAST BURGER

  1. Begin by forming the ground beef into a hamburger patty
  2. Place the bacon and the hamburger in a large skillet over medium-high heat
  3. Cook each until they are your desired level of done, removing them as they are cooked to your liking
  4. Before removing the hamburger, place the cheese on top
  5. Using the leftover grease in the skillet, fry the egg (sunny side up is great, but whatever you prefer will work just fine)
  6. Place the cooked ingredients on a plate in this order: burger, bacon, egg
  7. Optionally, you can drizzle sugar-free maple syrup overtop for more of a breakfast taste
  8. Enjoy!
Keto Breakfast Burger

CAN I USE FROZEN BEEF PATTIES?

Sure you can. Depending on how “clean” you are trying to eat, however, make sure you take a hard look at the ingredients on frozen beef patties.

Not all pre-made beef patties are made the same. Some will be simply beef (as they should be) and others will have extra added ingredients and fillers.

Be cautious of any patties that aren’t 100% beef and contain anything except salt. Some might even hide ingredients in a label of “other spices.”

There’s nothing wrong with pre-made, frozen patties, but just be sure to do your homework before buying a box.

OTHER WAYS TO COOK THE HAMBURGER PATTY

While we recommend a skillet for this recipe, there are definitely plenty of other ways to cook your hamburger.

Here are a few ideas for you if you’re looking for a different way to cook your burger.

ON THE GRILL

The most obvious way to cook your hamburger without using the stove is on the grill. This, of course, is easy, convenient (during warm months), and requires little to no cleanup after you’re done.

A total win-win!

If you’re choosing the grill, then you probably know exactly how you like to cook your burgers on the grill. So, cook them the way you normally would and then cook the bacon and egg separately.

Easy! And, you get the weird looks from your neighbors for grilling first thing in the morning!

ON A GRIDDLE

If you have a griddle, that’s another great way to make your hamburger. This is especially handy when you’re cooking in the winter time or if the weather outside is bad.

For the griddle, heat it to 300˚F and place the burger patty on. Cook until its done to your personal preferences.

The nice thing about a griddle is the space to cook your bacon and egg while the burger is cooking. You’ll definitely want to start the bacon a touch before the burger (for extra crispy bacon) or right after the burger for less crisp.

The egg, of course, you can cook as the burger is finishing.

Easy, convenient, and quick!

Keto Breakfast Burger

CAN I SEASON MY HAMBURGER?

Of course you can! You can easily add any number of other spices to make this recipe your very own.

Here are a few ideas for some seasonings you might add to this delicious breakfast burger:

  • Garlic; minced or powdered
  • Paprika; smoked or regular (we vote for smoked!)
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Ground jalapeno (for a nice kick)
  • Salt (though you will get salt from the bacon)
  • Fresh ground black pepper

Have some other delicious spices or seasonings you love on your burger? Let us know in the comments!

AVOID HIGHLY PROCESSED CHEESE

When choosing a cheese to go with this breakfast burger, be cautious of the highly processed cheeses that can be readily found in your grocery store.

WHAT IS HIGHLY PROCESSED CHEESE?

Highly processed cheeses are those that are manufactured to have a long shelf life and look like a real cheese. Two of the most popular versions are American Singles and (although not sliced) Velveeta.

These processed cheeses are actually considered “food products” made from cheese. They also contain emulsifiers, saturated vegetable oils, extra salt, food colorings, whey or sugar.

As a result, many flavors, colors, and textures of processed cheese exist. 

WHY SHOULD I AVOID IT?

The better question here is why should you eat it? It’s not real and it has no real nutritional value.

Missing out on all of the added ingredients definitely won’t hurt. And, regardless, you’ll be leaving behind plenty of useless added sugars in each slice.

Keto Breakfast Burger

WHAT SHOULD I EAT WITH THIS BREAKFAST BURGER?

This breakfast burger recipe is definitely a meal all to itself. However, if you are looking for something to pair with this recipe, here are a few ideas you might be interested in.

For more ideas, you can check out our recipe index.

TOOLS TO MAKE A KETO BREAKFAST BURGER

Click on the links to see the items used in making this recipe. You can also find these products linked in the recipe below.

  • Non-Stick Skillet – A good non-stick skillet is a must for any kitchen. For this particular recipe, it makes cooking and cleanup a breeze. If you don’t have a non-stick skillet or if yours is getting some age on it and isn’t working well, there’s not time like the present to get one!
Keto Breakfast Burger

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Keto Breakfast Burger

Keto Breakfast Burger

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This keto breakfast burger is not only delicious but gives a new twist to your morning!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Begin by forming the ground beef into a hamburger patty
  2. Place the bacon and the hamburger in a large skillet over medium-high heat
  3. Cook each until they are your desired level of done, removing them as they are cooked to your liking
  4. Before removing the hamburger, place the cheese on top
  5. Using the leftover grease in the skillet, fry the egg (sunny side up is great, but whatever you prefer will work just fine)
  6. Place the cooked ingredients on a plate in this order: burger, bacon, egg
  7. Optionally, you can drizzle sugar-free maple syrup overtop for more of a breakfast taste
  8. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 979 Total Fat 66g Carbohydrates 1g Protein 86g
Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from an online food databse. All carbohydrate counts are calculated as net carbs instead of total. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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