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Keto Butter Burgers (Savory Fat Bomb)

These zero-carb Keto Butter Burgers are the ultimate savory fat bomb! Serve them any time of the day for a “bomb” of fat and flavor. Easy to make and even easier to eat!

(Update: This post now includes a sheet pan version with broccoli for quick meal prep! I’ve also included a section for how to freeze Butter Burgers if you don’t want to make them all right now. You will find both of these sections near the end of the post!)

triple stack of savory fat bomb in front of mixed greens

Every day, I receive emails from keto dieters who say, “I AM SO SICK OF EATING EGGS.”

I also get emails saying, “Easy recipes, please!” As a certified Easy Recipe Creator (that’s not a real thing of course, but I am the last person on the planet capable of dreaming up a complex recipe), I am happy to deliver an easy, egg-free keto recipe with this post.

Keto Butter Burgers: The Ultimate Savory Fat Bomb

I call them Keto Butter Burgers, and with 10g fat per mini-burger, they are the ultimate savory fat bomb. Have them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack — they’re perfect any time of the day! They’re easy to transport and taste great reheated.

three savory fat bomb stacked on a white plate next to mixed greens

Oh, and did I mention that they’ll make your kitchen smell like you just brought home McDonald’s food? The beef-butter-cheese ingredient combo must be magical to give these Butter Burgers have that perfect McDonald’s smell (without the carbs!).

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The Silicone Muffin Pan I Used for These Burgers

Keliwa 12-Cup Silicone Muffin/Cupcake Pan

These are also great for making egg cups and fat bombs!

How to Make Keto Butter Burgers

You’ll have these savory fat bombs ready in no time! Don’t be intimidated by the number of steps; they’re all super easy.

Step #1: First start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees.

Step #2: In a medium-sized bowl, combine ground beef with your desired amount of salt and pepper. Optionally, add onion powder and/or garlic powder.

Step #3: Press a small amount of beef (about 1 tbsp) into the bottom of a non-stick, 12-slot muffin pan (you can use a regular muffin pan or a silicone muffin pan) so the bottom is fully covered.

NOTE: If you use a silicone muffin pan, place the silicone pan on a sheet pan to prevent the oil from spilling when you remove the pan from the oven. (I didn’t do this the first time and it wasn’t a smart move!)

Step #4: Add a pat of butter to the top of each piece of beef.

Step #5: Again add beef to the top. Press to flatten.

Step #6: Add a small piece of cheese to the beef.

Step #7: Add a final layer of beef. (It’s okay if you don’t have quite enough beef left to fully cover the top of the cheese.) Press to flatten.

Step #8: Place the muffin pan in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.

Step #9: A very important step! When the baking is complete, turn OFF the oven and crack the oven door for a few minutes to release the heat. This is to allow the excess oil to cool down.

Step #10: A very important step! Please be VERY CAREFUL before removing your muffin pan from the oven because the fat from the beef and butter will be very hot.

savory fat bomb in a red silicone muffin tin surrounded by fat

Step #11: Using a fork, remove each Butter Burger from the pan and place on a plate.

NOTE: There will be a delicious beef fat/butter combo remaining in the muffin pan. Save this and use it to drizzle on your Butter Burgers, cook veggies, etc.

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What to Serve with Keto Butter Burgers

You can eat each savory fat bomb on its own, or you can serve with low-carb veggies of your choosing. A bed of mixed green is always a great choice! To drink, you could serve these alongside a keto coffeeketo cocktail, or sparkling water.

savory fat bomb on a bed of mixed greens on a white square plate

How to Reheat Keto Butter Burgers

You can reheat this recipe one of a few ways:

  • In the microwave. Fast and easy!
  • In a pan on the stove. This is a nice option because it browns them nicely. Use some of the leftover burger fat/butter as your frying oil.
  • On the grill in a grill pan or in a George Foreman grill.

closeup of savory fat bomb pile with cheese oozing out

How to Freeze Butter Burgers for Easy Meal Prep

Don’t want to bake 12 Butter Burgers at once? No problem! You can follow Steps 1-7 (the assembly steps) and then freeze your Butter Burgers in your muffin pan for 45 minutes. Then pop them out (a silicone muffin pan makes this SO easy)…

butter burgers popping out of red silicone muffin pan

and store them in a covered freezer-safe container until you need them!

frozen butter burgers in a plastic container

To use frozen Butter Burgers: I suggest unthawing them in the fridge before using them for best results or you can reheat them from frozen with a portable electric oven. (Seriously!) To learn more about how to reheat Butter Burgers in a portable electric oven (the coolest keto meal prep device ever!), check out this post.

hotlogic mini containing keto butter burgers and broccoli

Sheet Pan Butter Burgers with Broccoli (Easy Keto Meal Prep!)

Update: I’ve created a NEW sheet pan version of this recipe that will give you a quick and easy keto meal. The delicious beef fat and butter infuses into the broccoli and makes it taste SO good. It’s a really delicious way to get in some extra veggies!

To make this sheet pan version, you will need: four cups (364g) of raw chopped broccoli, eight uncooked Butter Burgers, salt, pepper, and olive oil.

Step #1: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step #2: Add your chopped broccoli to a bowl and season to taste with salt, pepper, and a light drizzle of olive oil.

Step #3: Add your raw chopped broccoli to a non-stick cookie sheet, preferably one covered with a silicone baking mat. Make sure the broccoli is spread in a single layer.

raw broccoli spread on cookie sheet for sheet pan butter burgers

Step #4: Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and place eight uncooked Butter Burgers on top, spread apart like this:

sheet pan butter burgers with raw butter burgers on top

Step #5: Bake for an additional 12-15 minutes until the burgers are cooked through. (The internal temperature throughout should be at least 160 degrees F as measured by a meat thermometer.)

Step #6: Let cool and enjoy!

sheet pan butter burgers fully cooked on broccoli

Nutrition information for Sheet Pan Butter Burgers with Broccoli: This makes four servings, each with two Butter Burgers and 1/4 of the broccoli. The four cups of broccoli will add 14.4g net carbs, or 3.6g net carbs per serving. (The Butter Burgers have zero net carbs.)

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Also, if you’re looking for another way to make ground beef delicious, try my keto taco seasoning recipe! It’s so easy to make and much lower in carbs than the taco seasoning packets you find at the store.

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triple stack of savory fat bomb in front of mixed greens
Keto Butter Burgers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

These Keto Butter Burgers are the ultimate savory fat bomb!

Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: Western
Keyword: Easy, Keto, Low Carb
Servings: 12
Calories: 125 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef (85% lean)
  • 3 T butter
  • 2 oz cheese (any kind; I used Colby Jack)
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Onion powder to taste (optional)
  • Garlic powder to taste (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine ground beef with your desired amount of salt and pepper. Optionally, add onion powder and/or garlic powder.

  3. Press a small amount of beef (about 1 tbsp) into the bottom of a non-stick, 12-slot muffin pan so the bottom is fully covered.

  4. Add a pat of butter to the top of each piece of beef.

  5. Again add beef to the top. Press to flatten.

  6. Add a small piece of cheese to the beef.

  7. Add a final layer of beef. (It's okay if you don't have quite enough beef left to fully cover the top of the cheese.) Press to flatten.

  8. Place the muffin pan in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. **If using a silicone muffin pan, place it on top of a cookie sheet before adding it to the oven!**

  9. When the baking is complete, turn OFF the oven and crack the oven door for a few minutes to release the heat. This is to allow the excess oil to cool down.

  10. Please be VERY CAREFUL before removing your muffin pan from the oven because the fat from the beef and butter will be very hot.

  11. Using a fork, remove each Butter Burger from the pan and place on a plate. (Note: Your burgers should be cooked through; if they're not, return them to the oven for a few minutes.)

  12. There will be a delicious beef fat/butter combo remaining in the muffin pan. Save this and use it to drizzle on your Butter Burgers, cook veggies, etc.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

NOTE: If you use a silicone muffin pan, place the pan on a sheet pan to prevent the oil from spilling when you remove the pan from the oven.

Sheet Pan Butter Burgers with Broccoli: Check the post for the full recipe!

Nutrition Facts
Keto Butter Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 125 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Potassium 116mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 2.7%
Calcium 4.1%
Iron 4.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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The ULTIMATE keto savory fat bombs!! These Keto Butter Burgers are bursting with flavor and have ZERO carbs. Each Butter Burger ketogenic fat bomb has 10g fat, so they'll help you perfectly stick to your keto diet. Plus they're a super easy keto recipe! #keto #ketofatbombs #ketodiet #ketorecipes #lchf

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  • Fantastic recipe. I’d include 100% grass fed cheese only the dairies that fall under that category guarantee the consumers that they will receive the most amount of nutrients from this food.

  • yes they are very good but very time consuming to weigh and measure all the ingredients then to put it all together…over an hour just to get everything together before it could be cooked..but delicious they are

    • Hi Linda,

      I am happy to hear you loved the flavor but I am so sorry it was such a time-consuming process for you! It only took me about 10 minutes to measure and assemble anything. Here are a few suggestions that may help:

      -I measured the first amount of beef I added (about 1 tbsp), but then just “winged it” for the rest, making sure they were about the same size visually.
      -I roughly divided the butter and cheese into 12 portions but didn’t weigh them; I just made sure they were about the same size visually.

      I know this doesn’t make them exactly the same macro-wise, but if you plan to eat all of them over a course of a few days, it will even out. (If they were carb-heavy I wouldn’t take a lax approach, but these are carb-free.)

      I hope that helps a bit. Thank you for trying the recipe!

    • Hi Robin! The butter infuses a really amazing flavor into the burgers. Try them with butter next time if you can — it makes them taste extra-amazing!

    • Hi James,

      Whoops! My apologies. The temperature that was listed in the recipe card (375) is the correct temperature. I fixed it in the post. Thank you, and enjoy the recipe!

  • It says 10 min but I’m wondering if I put too much per cup? For some reason the meat is still raw. I followed the ingredients list and put them in twelve muffin things. I have a tin one or metal, could that be why?

    • Hi Alycia,

      Oh no! I’m sorry. Your muffin tin shouldn’t be the issue; it’s possible your oven temp runs a bit cool. Definitely cook them until they’re cooked through all the way.

  • These are amazing -super easy and quick. I paired it with a green bean Parmesan fry recipe from my Total Keto Diet app and a few slices of cucumber it was an amazing meal. I spread a tiny amount of avocado mayo on them, but the really didn’t need it.

  • I have a question please, do you think it would work ok making these in silicon baking cups and then storing and reheating in them?

    Thank you,
    Lisa H.

  • I just tried this brilliant idea, though I added a few additional items ( chopped up onions, full, and chopped pickels) and they are delicious!!! Thanks for sharing…I made them in a mini muffin pan and the the insight around cutting the nutritional values in half helped out a lot too.

  • I’m newer to Keto! So forgive maybe a silly question. Why do you add the butter? Could you make without the butter? Thanks!!

    • Hi Leslie! Not a silly question at all. 🙂 The butter bumps up the fat content of the burgers (good for keto), but most importantly, it adds an amazing flavor. You can make them without the butter, but they will just be regular burgers with cheese.

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