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  • Writer's pictureOrsolya Szathmari

Animal-Based Keto Burger

animal-based burger served
Animal-Based Burger

These animal-based keto burgers are very nutritious, delicious and satiating. I played around with the usual ingredients well known from the Paleolithic-Ketogenic Diet (PKD) to create something new. The burgers are very low in carbohydrates and have a perfect fat to protein ratio to ensure ketosis. They are made of ground beef, liver, bone marrow, lard and eggs, so they are rich in bioavailable nutrients, such as essential amino acids, healthy fats, B vitamins, especially vitamin B 12, vitamins A and D, zinc, selenium and choline.

These keto burgers have four parts: a bun, a beef patty, a liver pancake and some mayonnaise. As the buns don’t contain any egg white powder, baking soda, or other raising agents, they will be quite flat and thin. But you can cut them in half and they will still give a different taste and structure than if you had the patties without it. If you like your burger with a thicker bun, you can use two of it for one burger.

You can also make the buns with the PKD bread, the Keto-Carnivore bread or the Breakfast muffin recipe, or even with the Marrow pancakes.

Nutritional information/one burger

716 kcal; 63 g fat; 3.3 g carbohydrates; 35 g protein

Ingredients - makes 3 servings


1 egg yolk

2 soft boiled egg whites (whites hard, yolks liquid, about 4 minutes boiling)

25 g pork greaves (cracklings)

0.5 tsp honey (optional)

3 raw egg whites



2 soft boiled egg yolks (liquid)

1 egg yolk

20 g lard, melted

60 g roasted bone marrow, cooled


1 tsp lemon juice (optional)


300 g ground beef (20% fat)


Black pepper (optional)

Lard for frying

Liver Pancake

60 g beef liver

2 egg yolks

1 whole egg


Lard for frying


For the buns, whip the egg whites with the salt until very stiff peaks.

Blend all other ingredients until smooth and homogenous. Carefully fold in the whipped whites. Form 3 buns and bake at 190 °C for 20-25 minutes.

baked grain-free buns
Grain-free buns

For the Mayo, blend all ingredients with an immersion blender until smooth, thick and creamy.

carnivore mayo in a jar with a spoon
Delicious Mayo

For the burger, mix the meat with the spices and form burgers. Fry in lard on both sides.

burger patties in an iron pan
Burger Patties

For the liver pancakes blend the liver with the egg yolks and the egg and fry 3 small round pancakes in lard. Salt to taste.

liver pancake in an iron pan
Liver Pancake

For the assembly: cut the buns in half and fry their inner side on the same pan where you fried the burgers, in the leftover lard.

toasted bun on a plate
Toasted Bun

Place the burger patty on the bottom part of the bun, top it with 1 tsp Mayo.

Place the liver pancake on it and top with another tsp of Mayo.

Bun, Burger Patty, Liver Pancake, Mayo on a plate
Bun, Burger Patty, Liver Pancake, Mayo

Cover with the other half of the bun.

animal-based burger served on a plate
Yummy Animal-Based Burger

This carnivore burger is amazing and extremely nutritious. Enjoy!

Find more PKD recipes here and here.


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