Just because a person is following a low carb diet does not mean that they cannot enjoy some good food. They can still enjoy a good burger and have some cheese and other low carb condiments on their meal. There are many alternatives to the bun that can be used. There are several low carb options that can be used to replace the bread. There are some great recipes for those that are looking to cut out the carbs for their diet. They offer all of the flavors without the added carbs. A person can also get great food when they eat out without having all of the carbs in their diet.
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup riced cauliflower (purchased rice or riced on your own)
- ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 lbs low fat ground beef
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
Mix the ground beef with the salt and the pepper. Shape into patties. The hamburgers can be grilled or they can be cooked in the skillet depending on your preferences. They will take around 8 minutes per side.
When making the waffles preheat the waffle maker so that it gets warm before use. It is important to have the waffle iron preheated so that the mixture will cook quickly and will not burn.
Mix the eggs, cauliflower, mozzarella, Parmesan, and cheddar cheeses. The mixture will be rather thick and will look like regular waffle batter. The cheese and the cauliflower will cause the mixture to be thick.
Once the waffle maker is heated up put the batter in the center. This will help it cook evenly. Depending on the model, the waffle maker may need to be greased using cooking spray. Be sure to read the instructions that came with the waffle maker before use.
Cook the waffles for the time indicated by the manufacturer’s instructions. The waffles should be a golden to brown color. Do not cook the waffles too long or the cheese will begin to stick.
Once the waffles are done the hamburgers can be put between the waffles as the bun. Condiments can be used a needed. Common condiments that are used include catsup and mustard just like a regular hamburger. It can also be topped with pickles and onions. Some people like to add additional cheese to their burgers.
This recipe will make around three sandwiches. The recipe can be doubled if needed and if more people are going to attend the dinner. They can also be served as a snack. The waffles can be cut in half to make 6 sliders. That is great for an appetizer.
There are some variations that can be used on this recipe. If a person does not want to use homemade hamburgers, they can use premade burgers. When purchasing the premade burger patties make sure they are all beef and do not have fillers such as breadcrumbs that can add to the carb content. This is a great low carb treat.