The Perfect Keto Bacon Cheeseburgers (Bison Burgers)

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The Perfect Keto Bacon Cheeseburger made with lean ground bison served on a wedge of lettuce and topped with classic burger fixings. This low carb Bacon Cheeseburger is one epic summer grilling recipe – juicy, cheesy and loaded with flavor! Perfect for the 4th of July or Summer BBQ’s!

perfect keto bacon cheeseburger recipes with ground bison on a lettuce wedge

Best Bacon Cheeseburger Recipe

Cheese. Bacon. Burger.

Yup, I’m pretty sure that’s all I needed to say to get you to make these low carb burgers! And when I say, low carb I mean LOW CARB. There are only 2 grams per burger! Not that that is important. Really what matters is the flavor, let’s be honest. And trust me, the flavor is there. 

For these Bacon Cheeseburgers I used ground bison meat and then melted on creamy cheddar cheese! Come to momma! Who needs a bun!?

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Is bison healthier than beef?

Well, if you want to get right to it Buffalo Meat is Better Quality. Across all the different cuts, buffalo meat is lower in calories and fat than beef, and higher in protein. It’s a healthy option, that’s low in fat, calories, cholesterol and iron but still loaded with flavor.

How to cook Bison?

Bison meat is at it’s best when it’s cooked rare to medium rare to maintain the moisture and flavor of the meat. Because bison is so lean it can dry out fast. It’s actually not recommended to cook buffalo meat past medium because of this. I highly recommend using a meat thermometer so you can see the internal temperature of the burger, 145°F for medium rare. If you keep a close eye on the time and stick to that time, your bison will come out perfect every time!

process photos of how to make keto bacon cheeseburgers and then the fixed burger

perfect keto bacon cheeseburger with ground bison with hands down the plate

How to make the BEST Bacon Cheeseburgers?

The best method for cheeseburgers is simplicity. You don’t want to over mix the meat when forming the patties or mess around with it on the grill, both of those methods reduce the flavor of the meat or dry it out! 

  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat, approximately 375-400 degrees F.
  2. Form ground bison meat into four 1/4 lb. patties.
  3. Season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  4. Clean grill grates and spray with cooking spray or rub with olive oil soaked rag.
  5. Place burgers on the grill. Grill the first side for 4 minutes, with closed grill. Flip burger and grill the other side for 3 minutes with closed grill.
  6. Then, place a slice of cheese on each burger and close the grill. Let the burgers cook and cheese melt for 1 minute and remove from grill.

How many calories are in a Bacon Cheeseburger?

Typically, Bacon Cheeseburgers are 590 calories and up with 40 grams of Carbohydrates, depending on what you use. This Bacon Cheeseburger made with bison meat is only 335 calories with 2 grams of carbohydrates. So if you’re looking for a more balanced way to have a Bacon Cheeseburger but not skimp on flavor this recipe is it!

bacon cheeseburgers with a spatula under them

In my opinion, even though I love all the other burger recipes I have for you this week these Bacon Cheeseburgers are by far my favorite. I mean what can get better than melted cheese and bacon! Am I right? And I didn’t even add avocado to this one. Shocker! haha Honestly, it doesn’t need it. There is so much flavor in every bite. My 16 month old devoured every bite of this!

This Burger Recipe would be perfect for the 4th of July or any BBQ party you have coming up this summer! 

Bon Appetit friends!

What to serve with Bacon Cheeseburger?

the perfect keto bacon cheeseburger with ground bison meat topped with burger fixings

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The Perfect Keto Bacon Cheeseburgers (Bison Burgers)

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Grilling, Low Carb, Keto, Beef,
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American

Description

The Perfect Keto Bacon Cheeseburger made with lean ground bison served on a wedge of lettuce and topped with classic burger fixings. This low carb Bacon Cheeseburger is one epic summer grilling recipe – juicy, cheesy and loaded with flavor! 


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground bison meat (you could also use lean ground beef 93/7)
  • salt & pepper to season
  • 4 slices of sharp or medium cheddar cheese (I used tillamook)
  • 4 slices of bacon, cooked
  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce, sliced into wedges
  • 4 thick slices of vine ripe tomatoes
  • 4 slices of red onion
  • pickles
  • condiments of your choosing: ketchup, mayo, mustard

Instructions

The Cheeseburgers (Bison Burger)

  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat, approximately 375-400 degrees F.
  2. Form ground bison meat into four 1/4 lb. patties.
  3. Season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  4. Clean grill grates and spray with cooking spray or rub with olive oil soaked rag.
  5. Place burgers on the grill. Grill the first side for 4 minutes, with closed grill. Flip burger and grill the other side for 3 minutes with closed grill.
  6. Then, place a slice of cheese on each burger and close the grill. Let the burgers cook and cheese melt for 1 minute and remove from grill.

Assemble Bacon Cheeseburgers:

  1. To a plate add a wedge of lettuce, then bison cheeseburger, top with cooked bacon (I slice mine in half and criss cross them), a slice of tomato, red onion, pickles and a condiment of your choosing.
  2. Serve!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 burger
  • Calories: 335
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 696 mg
  • Fat: 22 g
  • Saturated Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 31 g
  • Cholesterol: 78 mg

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