Broiled Burgers

Broiled Burger

The secret to my super delicious broiled burgers? A generous sprinkling of smoked paprika. The combination of the seasoned beef and the sharp cheddar is phenomenal. And while making burgers from freshly ground chuck is always best, I find that these burgers, made with vacuum packaged 85/15 ground beef, are just as good as the fancy burgers I sometimes order at upscale restaurants.

Broiled Burgers
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Recipe type: Entree, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Primal
Yield: 4 servings
  • Avocado oil spray
  • 2 lb. lean ground beef (85/15)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 4 (1oz) slices extra sharp cheddar
  1. Preheat broiler on high. Position an oven rack directly (3 inches) below the heat element. Line a baking sheet with foil and fit it with a wire rack. Spray the rack with avocado oil.
  2. Sprinkle the salt, pepper, garlic powder and smoked paprika on the meat. Work the spices gently and evenly into the meat.
  3. Divide the seasoned meat into four equal 8-oz portions and gently shape them into four large, thin patties (5 inches wide and ½ inch thick).
  4. Place the burger patties on the prepared wire rack. Push down on the center of each patty to create a 2-inch-wide dimple. This will help the burgers stay flat as they cook.
  5. Broil the burgers until medium-rare, about 3 minutes per side. Turn the oven off, top each burger patty with a slice of cheese, and return to the still-warm oven for just a few seconds, until cheese is melted.
Photo by Kelpfish.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: 1 (8oz) cheeseburger; Calories: 601; Fat: 43g; Saturated fat: 20g; Carbohydrates: 2g; Sugar: 0g; Sodium: 886mg; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 49g


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