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Keto Big Mac

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 Burgers
Calories 769kcal


Big Mac Sauce:

  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons Pickles minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Pickle Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Swerve or Lakanto (see sweetener notes below)
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Minced Onion
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper


  • 1 1/2 Pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 4 Slices Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Head Lettuce core removed
  • Sliced Pickles


  • Combine the big mac sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Combine ground beef (1 1/2 pounds), salt (1 teaspoon), pepper (1/2 teaspoon), and Worcestershire sauce (1 teaspoon ) together in a large bowl.
  • Use your hands to form 4 flat patties. Add a dimple to the center with your thumb.
  • Grill/pan-sear your burgers based on preference, be sure to add the slice of cheddar cheese to the top of each patty during the last minute of cooking...
    Grill: Heat grill to hot and cook burgers on each side for about 3-4 minutes, or until the burger is done to your liking.
    Pan-sear: Warm a heavy-bottomed pan or skillet over high heat and cook the burgers for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until cooked to your liking.
  • Place 2-3 lettuce leaves the size of the patties on each plate, followed by a patty, then big mac sauce, and pickles. Place another 2-3 lettuce leaves on top, then repeat: patty, big mac sauce, pickles, and lettuce leaves.
  • Serve immediately, and enjoy!


  • Lakanto, Swerve, or Erythritol. I stick to Lakanto and Swerve which are a 1:1 swap with traditional sugar. If using a different brand of Erythritol, keep in mind it's 70% as sweet as sugar, so you may need to add more to taste.
  • Pickles - Many pickles contain added sugar, check the labels before purchasing a product. We love Vlasic.
  • Toppings. These are the traditional toppings on a Big Mac, but feel free to customize to your liking! I love sliced yellow onions and tomatoes.
  • Nutritional information is based on 1 burger, if you make 4 using this recipe:


Calories: 769kcal | Total Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 65g | Sodium: 1840mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Net Carbs: 6g

Delicious recipe from Lindsey Hyland // www.thelittlepine.com