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Side view of a Whole30 burger with spicy mayo wrapped in lettuce with tomatoes and red onion.

Whole30 Burgers with Spicy Mayo

Simple but delicious burgers topped with a spicy mayo that's 100% Whole30-compliant.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Whole30
Keyword dairy free, refined sugar free, summer cookout
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Calories 749kcal


  • Small bowl
  • Whisk
  • Large bowl
  • Knife
  • Large skillet or grill


For the Spicy Mayo

For the Burgers

  • 1 pound ground beef 80/20 preferred
  • 2 strips bacon uncooked, finely diced; see Notes
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried onion flakes or 1 tablespoon caramelized onions
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

To Serve (All Optional)

  • tomato slices
  • lettuce
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • portobello mushroom "buns"


  • 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.
    Overhead view of Whole30 mayo and chipotle chili powder in a small glass mixing bowl.
  • 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.
    Overhead view of ingredients for Whole30 burgers in a large silver mixing bowl.
  • 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.
    Overhead view of mixed Whole30 burger ingredients in a large silver bowl, divided into 4 sections.
  • Heat large skillet over medium heat. Once pan is hot, add hamburger patties, working in batches as needed to avoid overcrowding.
    Overhead view of 2 Whole30 burger patties in a large cast iron skillet.
  • 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.


Serving: 1burger | Calories: 749kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 71g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 463mg | Potassium: 417mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 202IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 4mg | Net Carbs: 3g