Sriracha-Butter Burgers


Shown on a Gluten-Free low-carb bun

I have to say these burgers go down in the annals of our 45 years or grilling burgers as one of the absolutely BEST burgers I have ever EVER tasted.  The grass-fed beef gives them a vibrant, rich beefy flavor.  Then the marinade mixture I blended into the meat took them to sheer hamburger Nirvana.  To put that comment into perspective, I do not put condiments on my burgers: I only use lettuce and tomato on them, so the flavor of the meat REALLY comes through on my burgers.  My husband, who puts EVERYTHING on a burger, said he couldn’t taste the marinate so much, only the smoke taste.  Mustard can be a powerful thing (why I don’t like it).  So hubby left the mustard off his second burger and then he agreed with me……. the taste of the meat was incredible. That would indicate this recipe will make incredible bunless grilled meat patties, perhaps wrapped in bacon, to serve with your favorite sides.

You can serve your burgers on your favorite low-carb buns.  I served mine on my Gluten-Free Grain-Free Hamburger Buns.  They are neutral-tasting like high-carb white bread burger buns, soft, moist, yet sturdy enough to hold up to the heat and juiciness of the meat.  These burger patties are suitable for Atkins Induction Phase, Keto diets, Primal and Paleo if eaten either without a bun or a plan/phase suitable bun.


1 lb. grass-fed ground beef (I use 90% lean)

3 T. butter or ghee, melted (less if using fattier meat)

1 tsp. Sriracha chili sauce (more if you like ’em spicy!)

3/4 tsp. homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning (or your favorite burger seasoning)

¼ tsp. onion powder

¼ tsp. garlic powder

VARIATION:  Use ground lamb instead of beef

DIRECTIONS:  Melt the butter in a saucepan and stir in the remaining ingredients.  Pour over the ground beef or lamb in a medium mixing bowl. Mix well with a fork, cover.  Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours.   When ready to cook the burgers, prepare a hot charcoal fire and grill the burgers as usual (about 7 minutes on a side for medium).  The butter in the meat will make them flare up, so don’t walk away to fix that adult beverage while these babies cook.  🙂  Serve on your favorite low-carb buns along with your favorite condiments and side dishes.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:  Makes four 3½-oz. cooked patties, each contains (not including your bun):

297 cals, 24.7g fat, 0.97g carbs, 0.02g fiber, 0.95g NET CARBS (plus whatever bun you use), 20g protein, 247 mg sodium


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