Who needs a bun? Try this delicious bunless burger instead. Simply sandwich your fillings between two beef patties, and have at it!
Bunless burger is such a wonderful solution for those on a low carb or keto diet. And no, I don’t miss the bun! When you get used to eating low carb, you no longer “need” bread to hold your burgers or hot dogs. I used to love bread, but now I consider bread as an unnecessary filler. (Though I still have several good recipes for keto bread!)
I’d much rather have an extra beef patty than have just one patty sandwiched in bread. The bonus, for me: steady blood sugar and effortless weight maintenance.
How to eat a bunless burger?
When I eat burgers (these broiled burgers are very good, as are these bacon burgers), I usually just put them on a plate and use a knife and a fork. I also do this with low carb double cheeseburger. This bunless burger “sandwich” that you can hold with your hands is another way to enjoy meat, cheese and veggie layers without bread.
It’s admittedly more fun than using a knife and a fork, and it is always a hit with kids, who find the “meat bun” funny – and fun. The kids enjoy not just eating the bunless burgers, but also assembling them.
A bread alternative you could try
If you do miss hamburger buns, try making cloud bread – while not true bread, it’s surprisingly similar to spongy white hamburger buns.
Are bunless burgers healthy?
I think so. Certainly a homemade bunless burger. They are a better choice than a hamburger in a bun, because that white spongy bun does nothing to promote your health, and might even be detrimental.
What to eat with a bunless burger?
- 4 (1/4 lb) ground beef patties
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 4 lettuce leaves
- 2 thick tomato slices
- 2 red onion slices
- 2 slices sharp cheddar
- Season the beef patties with salt and pepper. Cook them on a hot cast iron griddle, 1-2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and allow to rest, loosely covered in foil, for 5 minutes.
- While meat is resting, assemble the remaining ingredients.
- To assemble the "sandwiches," grab two plates. Place one cooked patty on each plate. Spread it with mustard. On top of the mustard, layer the lettuce, onion, tomato, cheese, and then top with another cooked patty. Serve immediately, with extra napkins. 🙂