Have you ever thought about what makes a hamburger delicious?
There’s no doubt in my mind what it is – a juicy, charred meat patty, crisp lettuce and tomato, melted cheese, and a tangy sauce.
Add some bacon, a fried egg and maybe even avocado and you’ve got me drooling.
So really, do we need the bun?
Sure it holds it together so you can wolf it down, but why not have it naked on a crisp bed of lettuce and savour every mouthful with a knife and fork?
Enter Naked Hamburgers. Delicious and they sound a little bit dirty too.
Since converting to Naked Hamburgers, I have not looked back! What’s even better is that they are economical, flexible and feel like a real treat.
All of this while still coming in with lower carbs than even your lowest carb take away burger – the perfect keto or LCHF treat.
I like my Naked Hamburger patty cooked like a steak, a little pink in the middle, but obviously cook to your liking (and health regulations).
You can either make my home made tomato sauce or BBQ sauce variant ( a bit of effort for a lot of delicious meals!) or find a sugar free tomato sauce/ketchup or BBQ sauce.
Prepare all ingredients prior to cooking.
Add the salt and pepper to the beef mince and massage thoroughly through the meat with your hands. .
Divide meat mixture into 4 even balls and shape 4 large flat burger patties, as thin as possible as the meat mixture shrinks on cooking.
In a large non-stick frying pan, fry off the bacon until cooked to your liking. Put this to one side, retaining the bacon fat in the pan.
Turn the frying pan up to medium-high heat and add the beef patties. Cook these for approximately 3 ½ minutes on one side and then carefully flip them.
Once flipped, crack your eggs into a medium sized frying pan with a fitted lid. Put this over medium heat and cover. The heat enclosed by the lid will help cook the eggs on top without the need for flipping them.
The burgers will take about 8 – 10 minutes total, so once almost finished, add a slice of cheese to the top of each.
Assemble your burger on top of the lettuce beds and tomato. Drizzle over the tomato sauce or preferred sauce.