This Keto Cheeseburger is a BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger with Jalapeños! It’s made with a homemade sugar free bourbon bbq sauce, and topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, pickles, red onions and jalapeños. It’s spicy, sweet and delicious, without all the extra carbs. We put it all on the best keto burger buns that money can by, by the Sola Company! Find out how easy it is to make this delicious, low carb and keto cheeseburger.
If making your bbq sauce from scratch, start with this so it can simmer on the stove while you cook. The longer this sauce simmers the better the flavor becomes! You may need to add some extra water if it simmers for over 40 minutes, because some of it will evaporate.
Preheat your oven to 375°F, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Cut your onions and jalapeños into rings, and sprinkle them with some salt, then put them on a baking sheet. On the other sheet, add your bacon. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until everything is cooked to your liking. Keep an eye on everything, since things can burn easily (especially the jalapeños!)
Preheat your cast iron skillet over medium heat until it’s nice and hot. In a bowl, season your beef liberally with salt and pepper, then roll into 4 patties. Add a touch of oil to the skillet. We put two patties in the skillet at a time to avoid crowding the pan since we wanted a nice caramelized crust on the beef. Using your greased spatula and potato masher, squeeze your patties down to maximize the surface area that has contact with the pan to get a nice crust.
When you flip them, immediately add your cheese so it can melt. Once the cheese is melted, remove the patties from the pan. If desired, you can add mayo to your SOLA buns add put them face down in the skillet so they get a little toasted.
Once your burgers are cooked to your liking (we recommend cooking to an internal temperature of 160°F just to be safe), you can now start building your burger! Layer the top and bottom buns with bbq sauce, then place on your burger patty with cheese, then more bbq sauce! Now just add bacon, red onions, jalapeños, pickle slices and more bbq sauce to top if you like. We will never shame you for adding ketchup, mustard or even ranch to this burger too because that’s just delicious! Go crazy, and enjoy it!
Macros: These macros are calculated via MyFitnessPal and are provided as a courtesy. They are only an estimate and we cannot guarantee the accuracy.
Makes 4 servings, 735 calories per serving, 58 grams of fat, 41 grams of protein, 23 total carbs, 11 grams of fiber, making 12 net carbs. We realize this is a bit on the higher end for keto meals, but for us it truly keeps us full for a long time, so we eat this as our main carb meal for the day and eat lower carb meals for the rest of the day!