Adding ground bacon to your burger mix makes the burgers incredibly juicy and flavorful. For each 1 lb. ground beef, add 4 oz of ground bacon.
I started making ground bacon burgers after I transitioned to a low carb diet.
Suddenly, with no bun, the burger became the star of the show, and I wanted it to be as flavorful and juicy as possible.
My go-to burger recipe is these broiled burgers with smoked paprika and cheddar. They are excellent.
But if you really want to make the ultimate burger, all you need to do is mix some ground bacon into your burger. It is so so good!
You can go for a 50/50 ratio if you wish – mixing 8oz ground beef with a 8oz package of bacon. But I like to keep things a bit less fatty and salty, but still delicious, by mixing 4oz of bacon into 1 lb. of ground beef.
I normally go for 85/15 lean ground beef, but if all you have is extra lean ground beef (93/7), that should work too. Normally I would say that extra lean ground beef is not fatty enough to produce good burgers, but when making ground bacon burgers, the addition of bacon makes up for the lack of fat in the meat, so the burgers don’t come out as dry as they normally would.
There’s no need for any type of filler (such as breadcrumbs) or binder (egg) in these burgers. Simply mix the ground beef and the bacon, add the seasonings, shape into patties and pan fry.
Adding bacon to your burger mix makes the burgers incredibly juicy and flavorful. Toppings can include smoked cheddar cheese (my personal favorite), a fried egg, bacon and avocado. Or all of the above!
These delicious ground bacon burgers make a filling, tasty low carb meal – no bun needed.
- 4 oz bacon (1/2 package)
- 1 lb. lean ground beef (85/15)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red peppers
- 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
- 1/2 cup chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- Cut the bacon into pieces and freeze for 20 minutes to make it easier to process.
- Process the bacon in food processor until finely ground. Mix into the beef with the remaining ingredients, except for the oil.
- Form into four, 3/4-inch-thick patties.
- Heat a large, heavy, broiler-safe skillet over medium-high heat, 3-4 minutes. Add the burgers.
- Cook 4 minutes per side.
- If topping with cheese, top each burger with a slice of smoked cheddar and broil just until cheese is melted, about 1 minute.