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Keto Cheeseburger in a Bowl

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Looking for a quick and easy dinner recipe that won't spike your blood sugar?

This keto dinner recipe is inspired by a classic bunless cheeseburger but instead of serving the toppings on a beef burger patty, I cooked all of the ingredients in one skillet, and then baked with shredded cheddar topping. It may not look as pretty as deconstructed cheeseburgers but it surely tastes amazing!

This Keto Cheeseburger in a Bowl is a great option for busy weeknights and your weekly meal prep. If you're cooking just for yourself, you've got your dinner sorted for the next few days, all in just half an hour!

If you're cooking for the whole family, it's easy to double the batch, plus any leftovers can be stored in the fridge for several days, or in the freezer for up to three months.

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Hands-on Overall

Serving size about 225 g/ 8 oz

Allergy information for Keto Cheeseburger in a Bowl

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free

Nutritional values (per serving, about 225 g/ 8 oz)

Net carbs7.2 grams
Protein30.8 grams
Fat42.3 grams
Calories543 kcal
Calories from carbs 5%, protein 23%, fat 72%
Total carbs10.5 gramsFiber3.3 gramsSugars6.7 gramsSaturated fat15.8 gramsSodium1,083 mg(47% RDA)Magnesium68 mg(17% RDA)Potassium941 mg(47% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced (55 g/ 1.9 oz)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp virgin avocado oil or ghee (30 ml)
  • 500 g ground beef (1.1 lb)
  • 2 large zuchini, diced (600 g/ 1.3 lb)
  • 3 to 4 medium pickles (gherkins), diced (85 g/ 3 oz)
  • 1/2 can canned tomatoes (200 g/ 7.1 oz)
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste (30 ml)
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard (15 ml)
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (113 g/ 4 oz)
  • Optional: spring onion, chives or parsley to serve


  1. Dice the onion and mince the garlic. Cut the zucchini into about 1 cm (1/2 inch) cubes, and the pickles (gherkins) into about 1/2 cm (1/4 inch) cubes. Keto Cheeseburger in a Bowl
  2. Place onion in a skillet greased with avocado oil (or ghee). Cook for 3 to 5 minutes until fragrant. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the ground beef and use a spatula to break into pieces. Keto Cheeseburger in a Bowl
  3. Cook until mostly browned, and then add the tomatoes, tomato paste and Dijon mustard. Stir to combine and add the pickles. Keto Cheeseburger in a Bowl
  4. Add the zucchini and stir to combine. Cover with a lid and cook until the zucchini is tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Keto Cheeseburger in a Bowl
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Top with shredded cheddar, place under a broiler and ocok on high for 3 to 5 minutes, until the cheese is melted and lightly browned. (You can skip the browning and simply let it melt by cooking on low for another 5 minutes. Keto Cheeseburger in a Bowl
  6. To serve, optionally sprinkle with spring onion, chives or parsley. Keto Cheeseburger in a Bowl
  7. To store, let it cool down and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving. Keto Cheeseburger in a Bowl

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, about 225 g/ 8 oz)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Onion, brown (yellow), raw
0.9 g0.1 g0 g5 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.5 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Avocado oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g7 g62 kcal
Beef, minced (ground), raw, grass-fed
0 g21.5 g25 g318 kcal
Zucchini (summer squash, courgette)
3.2 g1.8 g0.5 g26 kcal
Pickles, cucumber, dill or kosher dill
0.3 g0.1 g0.1 g3 kcal
Tomatoes, canned (unsweetened)
0.8 g0.4 g0.1 g8 kcal
Tomato purée (paste, unsweetened)
0.5 g0.1 g0 g3 kcal
Dijon mustard
0.1 g0.1 g0.1 g2 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Cheddar cheese
0.9 g6.5 g9.4 g114 kcal
Total per serving, about 225 g/ 8 oz
7.2 g30.8 g42.3 g543 kcal

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Martina Slajerova
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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (3)

Tasted great, and was fiance approved, even.
You may want to add the instruction as to when to add the garlic. It's mentioned in the ingredients, the prep instructions and the nutrition breakdown, but not in the cooking directions. Once I realized it wasn't in the cooking directions I tossed it in just moments before tossing in the ground beef, so plenty of time to cook nicely.

Thank you so much Kita, I'll do that now. I'm glad you enjoyed

Absolutely delicious!! I had no cheese so I made more of a hamburger instead of the cheeseburger but it was still so yummy!