Low-Carb Cheesy Cheeseburgers

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. + cooling Cook: 15 min.


3 servings

Updated: Oct. 27, 2023
I have turned my life around with a low-carb keto diet. This recipe is a wonderful new way to make burgers with all the same favorite flavors that I'm used to. Since the meat and toppings can be changed, the possibilities are endless and I never get tired of making these burgers. —Fay Moreland, Wichita Falls, Texas
Low-Carb Cheesy Cheeseburgers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose seasoning with garlic, onion, black pepper and sea salt
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 15 dill pickle slices
  • 12 pickled jalapeno slices
  • 6 thin slices onion
  • Optional: Ketchup, prepared mustard and shredded lettuce


  1. In a small bowl, combine beef and all-purpose seasoning, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into three 4-in. patties; set aside.
  2. Preheat miniature waffle maker. Lightly grease waffle plates. In batches, place 1/4 cup cheese on bottom plate. Top with 5 pickle slices and another 1/4 cup cheese. Close lid. Cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined baking sheet to cool completely. Repeat, using remaining pickle slices. Repeat 3 more times using 4 jalapeno slices and 2 onion slices in place of pickles.
  3. In batches, place burgers on waffle iron; close lid. Cook burgers until a thermometer reads 160°, about 3 minutes.
  4. Serve burgers with cheese crisps and optional toppings as desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 burger with 2 cheese crisps: 596 calories, 44g fat (24g saturated fat), 159mg cholesterol, 1312mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 41g protein.