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Keto BLT Burgers

Everything’s better with a keto bacon weave bun.

Keto BLT Burgers

Keto BLT Burgers

INGREDIENTS :

1 lb. bacon slices halved
1 lb. ground beef

kosher salt

fresh ground black pepper

1/2 c. mayonnaise

Juice of 1/2 lemon

3 tbsp. finely chopped chives

Butterhead lettuce, for serving

tomatoes, sliced

DIRECTIONS :

  1. Preheat oven to 400º and place a baking rack inside of a baking sheet (to help catch grease).
  2. Make a bacon weave: On the baking rack, line 3 bacon halves side-by-side. Lift one end of the middle bacon slice and place a fourth bacon half on top of the side pieces and underneath the middle slice. Lay the middle slice back down.
  3. Next, lift the two side strips of bacon and place a 5th bacon half on top of the middle piece and underneath the sides. Lay the side slices back down.
  4. Finally, lift the other end of the middle slice and place the 6th slice on top of the side pieces and underneath the middle slice. Repeat to make a second weave.
  5. Season with pepper and bake until bacon is crispy 25 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to blot grease. Let cool for at least 10 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, make burgers: Preheat a grill (or grill pan) to medium-high heat. Shape ground beef into large patties and season both sides with salt and pepper. Grill until cooked to your liking, about 4 minutes per side for medium.
  7. Make herb mayo: In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, and chives.
  8. Assemble burgers: For each burger, place a bacon weave on the bottom then spread it with some herb mayo. Top with burger, lettuce, tomato, and remaining bacon weave. Serve immediately.

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