Carnivore Burger

Greetings fellow carnivores! Are you craving a delicious, meaty burger but don’t want to compromise your carnivorous diet? Well you’re in luck because today I’m sharing an amazing recipe for 100% carnivore approved burgers that will satisfy any burger craving!

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These tasty carnivore burgers feature juicy beef patties sandwiched between cheesy buns made completely from eggs and cheese. No grains, sugars, or plant foods in sight – just pure animal ingredients.

I’ll walk you through step-by-step how to make these mouthwatering carnivore burgers packed with flavor and nutrients. So let’s get cooking up these delicious carnivore hamburgers! 

👍 Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Satisfyingly Meaty- This burger is packed with flavorful ground beef that will satisfy any carnivore. Every bite is bursting with savory, beefy goodness. The meat itself is the star here.

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So Simple To Make- With just a handful of ingredients and easy instructions, even a novice cook can whip up these mouthwatering burgers with no fuss. You’ll be from craving to eating in under an hour!

Keto & Carnivore Dream- Following a keto or carnivore? This recipe fits perfectly into those plans with its 100% carnivorous ingredients. 

✨ Recipe Ingredients

To make these carnivore burger patties you will need the following ingredients:

For The Burger Patties

  • 1lb (450g) Ground Beef (80/20 or 85/25)
  • 200ml Water
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Pepper

For The Carnivore Buns

  • 2 Eggs (large)
  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (you can also use other types of cheese that melt well)

👨‍🍳 How To Make

It’s so easy to make these carnivore diet burgers! Follow these simple steps:

Making The Burger Patties

Step 1

We will start by making the burger patties. Place the ground beef in a mixing bowl.Add the water, baking soda, salt, and pepper. Mix well and let it rest for at least 30 minutes.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Make patties that are about 1/2-inch thick and 4 inches wide.

Place the burgers in the skillet and cook for about 3 minutes per side, or until they are browned and cooked through.

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Making The Carnivore Burger Buns

Step 3

Start by preheating your oven to 350F (175C). Grease a 6 cup muffin pan (it’s the perfect size for this recipe). Then, mix the cheese and eggs in a large mixing bowl.

Step 4

Spread the mixture between the muffin forms. Bake for about 15-20 minutes. Once the tops become golden brown- you know they’re done!

Let them cool for at least 30 minutes. Combine with the patties and enjoy these amazing carnivore burgers! I also recommend adding a slice of cheese to make the perfect carnivore cheeseburger!

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💡Tips

1. Cheese & Egg Bun Perfection

Creating carnivore buns with cheese and eggs is a unique and delicious twist. When selecting cheese for your buns, opt for varieties that melt well, such as mozzarella. You can experiment with other melty cheeses like cheddar or provolone to add extra flavor.

2. Make Indentations in the Center

Before grilling or pan frying, use your thumb to make a slight indentation in the center of each patty. This indentation will help prevent bulging and promote even cooking. As the burgers cook, the indentations will fill back in.

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3. The Magic of Baking Soda

The addition of baking soda in your burger patty mix may seem unconventional, but it plays a vital role in creating a tender and juicy texture. Baking soda helps to break down the proteins in the meat, making it more tender.

However, it’s important not to overuse it, as excessive baking soda can lead to an unpleasant metallic taste. Stick to the recommended 1 teaspoon for the best results.

4. Ground Meat

Selecting the right meat for your carnivore burger is important. For the burger patties, choose ground beef with a fat content of either 80/20 or 85/25. This fat ratio provides a perfect balance between flavor and juiciness. Ground beef with too little fat might result in dry patties.

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Variations

Important: if you are following a 100% strict carnivore diet, omit the seasonings used in the variations below.

1. Pork Carnivore Burger– Replace the ground beef with ground pork in this variation. The ground pork brings a slightly sweeter and more delicate flavor. Add some extra seasoning like garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika to boost the flavor.

Grinding your own pork from pork shoulder or pork belly makes these burgers extra special. 

2. Chicken Carnivore Burger- For a lighter take, use ground chicken in place of the beef. Mix the ground chicken with an egg, salt, pepper, dried thyme or oregano.

Cook the same way as the original recipe, but be careful not to overcook the more delicate ground chicken. Pair it with fresh veggies instead of cheese for a healthier approach.

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3. Lamb Carnivore Burger- Hearty ground lamb makes these burgers rich and robust. Add chopped garlic, rosemary, and a pinch of cayenne pepper to the ground lamb before shaping into patties.

Cook them just until medium or medium well at the center while allowing the exterior to caramelize. Melted feta or halloumi cheese goes great with these Mediterranean-inspired lamb burgers.

Storage

The cooked burger patties can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

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The unbaked cheese buns mixture can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days before baking.

The baked buns can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Allow to come to room temperature before using if refrigerated.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What type of ground beef is best to use for this recipe?

The best types of ground beef to use are 80/20 or 85/25 ground chuck. The higher fat content helps the burgers stay juicy and flavorful when cooking. Leaner meat like 90/10 ground beef may result in drier, less satisfying burgers.

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2. How do I know when the carnivore burger buns are done baking?

The buns are ready when their tops turn golden brown, usually after baking for about 15-20 minutes. This color change indicates they are cooked through.

3. Does the baking soda tenderize the meat?

The baking soda in the patties raises the pH level slightly, which helps break down muscle fibers and makes the meat more tender. This is especially beneficial for leaner cuts of ground beef that can sometimes be tough.

Burgers on The Carnivore Diet?!

The carnivore diet can seem very restrictive and boring to many people. When you eliminate all plants and only eat meat, eggs, and low-carb dairy, coming up with varied recipes day after day can become tedious.

However, having go-to carnivore-friendly recipes like these burgers makes sticking to the diet so much easier and more sustainable.

There are several key reasons why recipes like these carnivore burgers are absolutely perfect for staying on track:

Firstly, they provide variety and excitement. When you’re only eating animal foods, having different flavors, textures, and forms like these burgers breaks up the monotony.

If you were just eating plain grilled steak or chicken every day, it would get very dull. But being able to make burgers, experiment with seasonings like salt and pepper, and even make “buns” out of cheese makes it seem like you have more options. This makes the diet more interesting and appealing long-term.

Additionally, these recipes are fast, easy, and convenient. Many people struggle to stick to diets that require a lot of complicated cooking or unusual, hard-to-find ingredients.

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But these burgers take less than 30 minutes to throw together with common ingredients you likely already have on hand. Being able to quickly make satisfying recipes like this when cravings or hunger strikes helps you stay on plan versus reaching for non-compliant foods.

Furthermore, the macros and ingredients in these burgers are perfectly in line with the carnivore diet. You want lots of protein and fat to keep you full and high-quality beef is a stellar choice.

By using 100% carnivore compliant foods like beef, eggs, cheese, and seasonings, you don’t have to worry about accidentally consuming something off-limits. Recipes that eliminate the stress of checking every ingredient for compliance make this diet infinitely easier to follow.

Finally, these tasty burgers help curb cravings and boredom. When your food is flavorful, satiating, and psychologically satisfying, you are far less likely to go off course seeking foods that are technically not allowed.

Whether you are having strong carb cravings or just want something different to break up the monotony, these burgers can hit the spot. Having go-to recipes like this is key for long term success.


I hope you enjoy making these tasty carnivore diet burgers as much as I do! They are so juicy and flavorful. The cheese buns add a nice complement to the beefy patties.

Be sure to check out more of my low-carb, high-fat recipes on my website. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions or suggestions for future recipe posts! I’m always open to new ideas. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

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Carnivore Burger
This carnivore burger recipe is so good- and it's almost zero carbs! Made with carnivore friednly ingredients, this burger iis jsut perfect.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 220kcal
Cost: $15
Ingredients

For The Burger Patties

  • 1 lb Ground Beef (80/20 or 85/25)
  • 200 ml Water
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Pepper

For The Carnivore Buns

  • 2 Eggs (large)
  • 1 1/2 cups  Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (you can also use other types of cheese that melt well)
Instructions

Making The Burger Patties

  • Start by making the burger patties. Place the ground beef in a mixing bowl.
    Add water, baking soda, salt, and pepper. Mix well and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Make patties that are about 1/2-inch thick and 4 inches wide.
    Place the burgers in the skillet and cook for about 3 minutes per side, or until they are browned and cooked through.

Making The Carnivore Burger Buns

  • Preheat your oven to 350F (175C). Grease a 6 cup muffin pan (it’s the perfect size for this recipe).
    Then, mix the cheese and eggs in a large mixing bowl.
  • Spread the mixture between the muffin forms. Bake for about 15-20 minutes. Once the tops become golden brown- you know they’re done!
    Let them cool for at least 30 minutes.
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Have you tried it?

Comment below and let me know what you think of this recipe.


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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword carnivore burger, carnivore burger patties

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal

3 thoughts on “Carnivore Burger”

  1. 5 stars
    The “buns” are great and have been very helpful into getting my carb-loving husband to eat carnivore. We have them often.
    I use a silicone jumbo muffin top pan and they flip right out, no greasing required either. So easy 🙂
    Thanks!

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  2. Are you sure it’s 1 teaspoon of baking soda? It’s 1 lbs of meat. In your explanation about baking soda you specifically said no more than 1 teaspoon per 2 lbs of meat.

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