healthy low carb lean beef burgers
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As all you might know I am from Venezuela, Latin blood runs through my veins, so that means, I like tasty food, con Sabor…..Also, I am working out to build muscle. That is why I made these Anabolic Lean Beef Burgers full of flavour from fresh veggies and dry spices

healthy low carb lean beef burgers

The first time I tried a Burger in those fast-food chains, I was disappointed because of the lack of flavour in the meat, I hated them. So as I grew up I learnt how to cook and start seasoning my beef burgers which I still do today.

I like to use fresh and dry ingredients for seasoning like herbs and spices; also I try to use organic products. In fact, it has already been at least a year since I switched to organic spices, flours and more. One day scrolling the internet I came across with and Nevertheless, I don’t know if this makes any difference but I’m trying my best to incorporate the best food into my diet and give my body what it deserves.

It is not a difficult recipe at all, although is tasty. They are gluten-free if you look for all the ingredients been free of.


The main key ingredient is of course the beef. Look for the leanest beef you can find 4% fat is the lowest that I have found in my local shop, and if it’s organic even better. If you don’t eat beef or don’t like the taste, feel free to swap to the minced turkey leaner option. I love turkey burgers!

Veggies oh veggies! why? they add great flavour to the meat without being overpowering. As well as the dry spices and herbs. I’ve read that the burgers are all about the meat no seasoning just salt and pepper. But to be honest with you I do not agree with that statement, I need the flavor to enjoy my food and more when you are on a weight/fat loss journey.

Additionally, by including the veggies and spices you do not need to load your beef or turkey with tones of salt to make it tastier. Trust me!

Anabolic Beef Burgers


The shaping is an easy task. Just make sure when you mix all ingredients together, grab a part of the mixture and throw it back to the bowl with the rest. Why? I don’t know how to explain it, but by doing this action it will help the shaping.

Now with damp hands form balls of the same size or weight and then flatten them over a plate cover in cling film. This will help to pick them up easier to cook them in your grill, BBQ or Air fryer.

Burger patties will shrink and bump in the center if you don’t shape them correctly. As a consequence, you will end with a burger patty smaller than your bun.

To avoid this from happening, shape the beef burgers slightly larger than your buns. Then, with your thumb press in the middle of each patty creating a slight indentation. As a result, your beef burger will cook evenly and lie flat with the same size of your bun.


I do not own a BBQ or a grill, but I do have an Air Fryer. The first time I made these burgers my husband was a bit skeptical about the cooking method. I was sure they will be perfect and indeed they were.

High Protein Lean Beef Burgers

They are golden brown on the outside and juicy on the inside. However, bear in mind that depending on your air fryer and the thickness of your burgers it will be the cooking time and temperature. I cook mine between 180C and 200C for 16min or 12min. Depending on what I want on the day. Experience with your air fryer and let me know in the comments what brand do you have, temperature and time you cook them.

OK lets cook this Anabolic Lean Beef Burgers.

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Last update, 24 June, 2021


Recipe by iKarolinaCourse: Dinner, Lunch, RecipesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 500g Mince beef, turkey or chicken

  • 1 whole red pepper, cut into tiny dices

  • ½ medium onion, cut into tiny dices

  • ¼ tsp organic dried oregano

  • ½ tsp organic cumin, ground

  • ½ tsp Pink Himalayan salt, finely ground

  • ½ tsp organic Black pepper, freshly ground

  • ¼ tsp organic cayenne pepper

  • 1 tbsp Lea & Perrins worcestershire sauce

  • 1 egg white, free range, as a binder (optional, I rarely used it)


  • Put all the ingredients in a bowl and knead/mix with your clean hands like a dough or if you prefer to use a spatula.
  • Now shape the burgers, divide the meat dough into 4 equal balls and form the burgers with your hands or take each ball and place it in between 2 pieces of cling film or plastic and press down with your fingers or palm of your hand until get the desire shape and thickness. As well you could use a burger press if you have one. I always do it by hand with no problem.
  • Now cook on a BBQ, Air Fryer(this is my preferred method 16 min at 180C flip it halfway through the time), Oven or Fry Pan until golden on each side and cooked to your taste.
  • Serve hot over my warm Brioche Burger Buns, and add all toppings you like, tomatoes, lettuce, bacon, cheddar cheese, pickles, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and so on.
  • Enjoy!!!!

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size125g

  • Amount Per ServingCalories182
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 5.6g 9%
    • Saturated Fat 2.3g 12%
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 169.7mg 8%
  • Potassium 125.6mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrate 6.2g 3%
    • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    • Sugars 3.1g
  • Protein 27.2g 55%

  • Vitamin A 68.6%
  • Vitamin C 54.5%
  • Calcium 3.5%
  • Iron 2%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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