Low Carb Grilled Burgers
Grilled keto burgers are one of the official foods of the Summer and I’ll show you how to make the best juiciest grilled burger you can make. This simple keto dinner recipe involves two ingredients to make the juicy, flavorful hamburgers. To add that wow factor, these keto grilled burgers are slathered in a low carb horseradish burger sauce. It’s the perfect way to liven up any bunless burger.
Prepare this keto dinner recipe for an easy weeknight meal or serve them at your next BBQ or get together.
Best Beef for Hamburger Patties
If you want to make the best grilled keto burger, you have to use a high quality beef. It makes a big difference in flavor and juiciness of the hamburger patty.
One of my favorite beef companies is one that I grew up eating. My mom and her two brothers were raised on a cattle ranch in Northern California. Jenner Family Beef is now a 5th generation family-owned and operated ranch producing top notch Angus-cross bred cattle. Their cattle are raised on the native pasture grass on the ranch for the majority of the year. For a short period, the cattle are fed grass-alfalfa hay that is grown on the ranch and a small ration of their own ranch harvested barley and oats.
Jenner Family Beef also keeps their cattle for a longer peroid of time to maximize the beef flavor. Once the cows are ready, they are taken to a local butcher. The beef is aged to perfection to add more flavor and tenderness to the beef.
If you are interested in the high quailty beef that Jenner Family Beef contant them via their website, instagram or facebook. They deliver locally and can ship to your door.
How to Keep Grilled Burgers Moist
There are a couple of different methods out there to prevent moisture and fat loss in a grilled burger. I’ve heard of people placing their cooked beef patties in a shallow dish with beef broth. Some also add a couple of tablespoons of ice water to the burger mixture before forming the patties.
One of the biggest way to prvent moisture loss in a grilled burger is to handle the meat as little as possible. When a burger cooks on the grill, the proteins in the meat contract and force out moisture. When you disrupt the proteins by molding them together, it forces out more moisture when grilling. That’s why you should never make a burger mixture with a bunch of other ingredients like onion, garlic, worcestershire sauce because you are basically making a mini dry meatloaf on the grill.
Best Seasoning for Keto Grilled Burgers
When it comes to burgers, the simplier the seasonings, the best tasting the burger will be. I like to the let meat shine on my burger. If you use high quality beef to make your grilled hamburgers, you don’t need to add a ton of extra seasonings to your beef patties.
Often, the only seasoning I add is salt. But occasionally I will add a steak seasoning to my burgers. My favorite is by Jacobsen Co. It has garlic, coriander seed, paprika, fennel, rosemary, pepper, thyme, and parsley.
Burger Patty Size
It’s inevitable that your hamburger patty will shrink during grilling. So you don’t end up with a slider sized hamburger on a regular sized bun, you want to make sure you form your patties one inch larger in diameter than your bun.
You can form your patties to whatever weight you prefer. I like to make my hamburger patties into 1/3 pound portions.
Charcoal or Gas Grill
Both are great options for grilling burgers! If you are all about the char-grilled flavor, then a charcoal grill is your best option. Grilling a hamburger over charcoals produces addtional flavors and an unbeatable char.
A gas grill is preferred by many because it is easy to use and get the temperature just right. Plus they are less messy than a charcoal grill because you don’t have to fuss with the coals.
Keto Approved Burger Fixings
This grilled keto burger is delicious when you spread the horseradish burger sauce on it. This sauce is creamy, mildly spicy and pairs well with beef.
Some of other favorite keto approved burger toppings are mayonnaise, mustard, low carb ketchup, lettuce, pickle, tomato and red onion.
You might also want to try bacon mayo on your flame grilled burgers. Or top your burger with some crispy bacon, avocado or an egg!
Keto Hamburger Buns
On the keto diet, we get so used to having bunless burgers, whether we are ordering them from a restaurant or making them at home. If you are missing the option of having a toated bun with your grilled burger, try these ones by Smart Baking Company. These hamburger buns are zero net carbs and come gluten-free too if desired.