These simple but incredibly flavorful Whole30 burgers are a perfectly compliant way to enjoy a classic comfort food. Ground beef mixed with diced bacon and seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, and black pepper, all topped with a spicy chipotle mayo.
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- Burgers are basically a staple of American summers, and thankfully they’re super easy to make Whole30 so you don’t feel like you’re missing out on all the summer fun.
- The burger patties are perfectly seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. If that’s not enough, you’ve also got savory diced bacon and tangy onion flakes mixed right into the patties. YUM! Pair all of that with your favorite burger toppings and an easy, 2-ingredient spicy mayo and you’ve got a mouth-watering Whole30 burger even your off-round friends and family will love.
- This is a super easy recipe to scale up for a large group, and you can do most of the prep work in advance! Make the ground beef mixture and form the burger patties ahead of time, and make sure to wrap them really tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate them up to two days and then just pick the recipe right back up where you left off.
- Don’t overwork the ground beef when you’re combining ingredients. If you mix it too much, your burger patties will end up dense and tough. Mix just until everything is combined, and then leave it alone.
- Highly recommend using a meat thermometer to check the doneness of your Whole30 burgers, rather than eyeballing them or cutting them open. The food safe temperature for burger patties is 160° Fahrenheit, which will give you a well-done burger with absolutely no pink inside whatsoever. Not my personal preference. For medium burgers, take them off the heat when the thermometer reads 140°-145°F. For medium-well, aim for 150°-155°F. The burgers will cook a little residually as they rest even after you take them off the heat, so keep that in mind!
More Whole30 Recipes You’ll Love
- Whole30 Meatballs with Marinara Sauce
- Whole30 Fish Taco Bowl with Mango Salsa and Chipotle Aioli (Paleo, Low Carb)
- Brussels Sprouts Salad (Whole30, Paleo)
- Whole30 Taco Stuffed Peppers (Paleo, Low Carb)
- Whole30 Marry Me Chicken (Paleo, Dairy Free)
For the Spicy Mayo
For the Burgers
To Serve (All Optional)
- tomato slices
- thinly sliced red onion
- portobello mushroom "buns"
- Small bowl
- Large bowl
- Large skillet or grill
- Add compliant mayo and chipotle powder to small bowl. Whisk well until ingredients are fully combined and set aside or refrigerate until ready to use.
- Add ground beef, diced bacon, sea salt, dried onion flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper to large bowl. Using hands, mix well only until mixture is smooth and even. Be careful not to overmix.
- Press ground beef mixture into bottom of bowl, creating one large, flat disc. Use knife to quarter mixture, creating 4 quarter-pound sections. Remove each section and shape mixture into hamburger patties.
- Heat large skillet over medium heat. Once pan is hot, add hamburger patties, working in batches as needed to avoid overcrowding.
- Cook 3 to 4 minutes, then flip and cook another 3 to 4 minutes, until burgers reach desired doneness. Transfer cooked burger patties to plate or cutting board and repeat until all patties have been cooked.
- Sandwich burger patties between leaves of lettuce or portobello mushroom "buns" with spicy mayo and desired toppings. Serve warm.
- Bacon: Make sure to use a bacon that’s totally Whole30-compliant, without any added sugars.
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Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
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