This recipe for Low-Carb Easy Grilled Jalapeño Burgers adds flavor and spice to a classic cook-out recipe. This recipe doesn’t use any fillers, so it can be part of a low-carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free or Banting diet. Make it dairy-free and Whole-30 compliant by simply leaving off the cheese.
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These Low-Carb Easy Grilled Jalapeño Burgers are loaded with flavor. Minced onion and jalapeño pepper not only add flavor, but also make them tender and juicy. A touch of Worcestershire sauce makes them even more tasty.
I love to melt a bit of cheese on top, but this isn’t necessary. These burgers can stand on their own, so just leave it off if you eat dairy-free, Whole-30, or if you simply don’t have any cheese in your fridge.
These burgers are perfect to spice up a family cook-out and quick and easy to make.
I can’t take credit for the idea for these burgers. This recipe was actually my son, Wyatt’s idea. I generally make my burgers very simply and believe that good quality beef can stand on its own. Dividing a pound of beef into four portions, patting each portion into a patty, then sprinkling with sea salt and freshly ground pepper is my idea of a good burger.
My son, on the other hand, wanted a change from the same old burgers. He’s becoming very interested in cooking and has enjoyed experimenting in the kitchen. One evening, he created these burgers and they were a hit with the whole family.
He hadn’t written down the recipe, so I recreated it and tested a few versions. I liked the patties more each time I made them.
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The cheese I put on top of the burgers is optional for this recipe. If you decide to use cheese, feel free to be creative. While cheddar is a commonly combined with Jalapeño, I have also found that a smoked gouda works wonderfully with this recipe.
Cheese isn’t the only topping that pairs well with these burgers. A few strips of bacon, sliced avocado, a spoonful of salsa, or a bit of mayonnaise or sour cream would all make excellent toppings.
I just serve these on a bed of lettuce. If you prefer, you could use a low-carb wrap or bun. Enjoy!
Low-Carb Easy Grilled Jalapeño Burgers
This recipe for Low-Carb Easy Grilled Jalapeño Burgers adds flavor and spice to a picnic classic. This recipe doesn't use any breading, so it can be part of a low-carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free or Banting diet. Make it dairy-free and Whole-30 compliant by simply leaving off the cheese.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 large egg
- 1 medium jalapeño pepper stem, seeds and ribs removed, minced
- 2 ounces onion minced
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce gluten-free
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
- 4 slices cheese (optional)
Preheat grill to medium-high. Place all ingredients, except for optional toppings, in a medium mixing bowl.
Mix ingredients together. It's easiest to use clean hands for this.
Divide mixture into 4 equal portions and shape each portion into a patty.
Place patties on the preheated grill. Close the lid and turn heat to low.
When the patties are cooked halfway through (about 5 minutes), turn patties and close grill.
When burgers are cooked through, place one slice of cheese on top of each patty. Close the top of the grill and allow cheese to melt. This only takes a minute or so.
Remove from grill and serve with condiments of choice. Suggestions include avocado slices, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, additional onions, or mayonnaise.
Nutrition facts do not include optional cheese or any condiments.
These burgers look perfect for my low carb eating right now. I’m always looking for new ways to cook low carb and this one is for sure going to be a hit.
I love your son’s idea for these burgers! They sound super flavorful and delicious! Will definitely be giving them a try!
These look seriously scrumptious! Like you, I usually go simple on my burgers, but my hubby will flip with the jalepeno add in and I’m always on the look out for something a little different. Thanks for the share!
Now this is my kind of burger! The more jalapeños the better I say!
Jalapeno is such a perfect addition to a burger. This is a really tasty looking dish, ideal for a mid-week meal.
Thanks! I love jalapeño anything!
Hi. Could I use ground chicken instead of beef??