- 10 oz (300g) Minced Beef (15% Fat)
- 4 oz (120g) Cheddar Cheese
- 9oz (250g) BaconStreaky
- To taste Salt & Pepper
The Best Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Hamburgers
Meat Lovers Rejoice!
Hamburgers have to be one of America’s greatest discoveries! And this recipe, the best bacon wrapped cheese stuffed hamburgers recipe around, takes the simple burger to the next level. Simply described, they are a mixture of ground beef, bacon and cheese, bound together in a ball of keto deliciousness! And what’s even better, is you can enjoy them whilst being on a ketogenic diet. If you like, you can wrap them up in a nice piece of lettuce, or, if you can’t wait, just tuck right in with a knife and fork!
Regarding ingredients, this recipe is very simple. You only need four, which are minced beef, cheddar cheese, bacon and seasoning. We like to just use salt and pepper, but feel free to add anything you like, such as Italian herbs or cayenne pepper for a bit of spice. Also, the greatest thing about these ingredients is you’ll probably already have some to hand and if you don’t, they’re some of the easiest things to find in your local store.
These tasty patties take around 10 minutes to prepare and 25-30 mins to cook, which is great. If you like really crispy bacon, leave them in the oven until they cook to your required taste. Honestly, though, once they looked cooked, it’s hard to resist taking them out of the oven and serving them on a plate!
Ok, you’re going to have to hear me out on this one. The calories in each burger are borderline ridiculous. Because if you follow this recipe exactly, you are looking at nearly 900 calories. Not great if you’re following a calorie-controlled diet. But our website is dedicated to those following a low carbohydrate and high protein diet, specifically keto or Atkins. So, in that case, these are perfect.
You are getting are not only getting 75g of fat but a HUGE 61g of protein! I genuinely don’t think I can think of a recipe that contains that must protein. That amount of protein could keep you going for hours and hours and hours and … you get the point! And with just 2g of carbs, these really are the ultimate keto dinner.
One little thing though, do try not to eat these every day! Maybe save them as a monthly treat for when you’re almost losing yourself to cravings and are in need of ultimate junk food. Saying that though, you can easily cut down the calories by using a little less bacon, much leaner beef (such as 5% fat, we used 15% fat) and a little less cheese. Please don’t be tempted to reach for “light” cheese though. These types of cheeses have basically no nutritional value and the amount of protein you consume will go right down.
Add your seasoning to your ground beef and work it in with your hands. Divide the beef in half, and form them into two patties.
Next up is wrapping up your burger in the bacon. Depending on your goals and macros you can adjust how much bacon you use, but we used quite a lot! About 6 slices per patty. But hey, keto has it's perks right!?
Try and cover as much of the patty as you can without covering the same spot too many times.
Now for the cooking! Put these puppies in the oven for about 25-30 mins, at 400F (200C). Keep an eye on them after about 20 mins, and you can take them out when the bacon has reached your preferred texture, some like it crispier than others!
And that's it, time to cut into them and watch the cheese explosion!
Let us know what you think in the comments, and if you make them please leave a review! Enjoy!