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These burgers are bursting with so much flavor, you don't need a bun. Italian sausage gets mixed with plain ground beef for a fantastic new twist on plain burgers. Added to that is cheese and roasted peppers stuffed into the middle of each hamburger. You'll be glad you didn't cover up this flavor explosion with a bun.

In this low carb world, if you can forgo a bun on your burger, many would say all the better. These burgers are so flavorful, you won’t even need a bun. Read on to find out more about how you can make this mealtime treat for your family.

Bunless Burger Recipes

There are several ways you can create a bunless burger dish. We start ours by using a mixture of ground beef and sausage. The meats are mixed and then roasted red pepper and parmesan cheese is used as a filling for the burgers.

Burgers are grilled and then wrapped with a lettuce leaf. A toothpick is used to affix a tomato to the top of each burger and then they are ready to be served.

Although there are many ways to create a bunless burger dish, most cooks agree that the flavor is key. A great tasting burger will taste so good, you won’t even miss the bun.

For many, a great tasting burger starts with high-quality meat. Grass-fed beef or American style Kobe beef are highly recommended.

If you can’t afford the high-quality meats, you can also add bacon grease or olive oil to your beef. It will make the burgers nice and juicy.

Salt is also a terrific secret weapon for home cooks making bunless burgers. It really picks up the flavor of the meat.   

Bunless Burger Ideas

If you live in a low carb household, having a variety of bunless burger recipes will really come in handy. Here are a few we recommend.

Low Carb Mexican Chicken Burgers: Make a leaner meat choice by using ground chicken instead of ground beef for your burger. Spice it up by mixing the meat with red onion, dried chili, garlic, paprika, cumin, and cilantro. Add an egg to bind it together and you have a mean burger with a kick. Serve in a lettuce wrap.

The Famous ABC Keto Burger: Low carb and keto? For those passionate about health, this bunless burger may seem almost too good to be true. This recipe also calls for ground chicken that is mixed with onion, garlic, and egg. The burgers and then topped by bacon, onion rings, and avocado. How something so sinful can be so healthy is beyond me!

Low Carb Bleu Cheeseburger: What’s great about this recipe is that it only takes four simple ingredients; beef, Worcestershire sauce, McCormick seasoning, and bleu cheese. Combine ingredients and top with mushrooms and onions for a taste sensation that is melt in your mouth good.

Green Chili Turkey Burgers: Here, turkey makes a leaner replacement for ground beef. Green chilis, cilantro, onion, cumin, chili powder, and sea salt give the burgers a spicy kick. Combine ingredients, grill and serve for a dish your family is sure to love.

Low carb, yes, full of flavor, of course! What will you be doing to make your burgers so good they won’t even notice the bun is missing?

If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure to check out our 20 Minute Cheeseburger Rice and our Beer Pretzel Burgers.

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Cheese and Pepper Filled Bunless Burgers

Cheese and Pepper Filled Bunless Burgers


  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Total Time: 32 minutes

Description

These burgers are bursting with so much flavor, you don't need a bun. Italian sausage gets mixed with plain ground beef for a fantastic new twist on plain burgers. Added to that is cheese and roasted peppers stuffed into the middle of each hamburger. You'll be glad you didn't cover up this flavor explosion with a bun.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 8 ounces mild or hot bulk Italian sausage
  • 12 1-inch pieces bottled roasted red sweet peppers
  • 3 ounces Parmesan cheese, cut into 1¼-inch slices
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • 6 pear or cherry tomatoes (optional)

Instructions

1. In large bowl mix ground beef and sausage.

2. Shape mixture into 12 balls.

3. On waxed paper, pat each ball into 4 inch round patties.

4. Place a piece of roasted red pepper in the center of 6 of the patties.

5. Top with Parmesan cheese slices.

6. Put the remaining roasted red pepper on top of the Parmesan cheese.

7. Top with the remaining 6 beef patties.

8. Press gently to seal edges.

9. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper.

10. For charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals around a drip pan. Place burgers on grill rack over drip pan. For gas grill, preheat grill, reduce heat to medium.

11. Cover and grill for 18 to 22 minutes or until patties are done (turning once half way through grilling).

12. Serve each burger between lettuce leaves.

13. Use toothpick to attach a tomato to each patty (optional).

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 Minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American

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