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All the flavors of a cheeseburger in an easy to hold roll. Hamburger, pickles, cheese, all your favorite hamburger toppings wrapped up in a low carb dough and baked until golden brown.
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My husband and I are the boys dorm parents at a school in Western Montana. We have 7 Native American boys who live in our dorm (and love to eat). Seriously, have you seen how much teenage boys can eat?
We sometimes eat in the dining hall with them, and last Thursday they served these beautiful little creations called “Cheeseburger Buns.” Basically, it was ground beef with hamburger toppings and cheese wrapped up in a roll. They looked so good, but I resisted!
I told my husband I was quite sure I could re-create a healthy version of those at home. So this last week, I accomplished that task!
These are SO delicious! My husband and I both loved them. I re-heated one today (in the microwave) for lunch, and it was still wonderful. (Though I think it would have re-heated better in the oven.)
The dough for these uses my spin on the famous Fathead dough. I like to replace some of the almond flour with the Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend. This reduces the calories greatly! But if you do not have the Baking Blend, you can use all almond flour.
This recipe makes six cheeseburger buns, enough for a family of two or three for dinner. If you have a larger family, you may want to double the recipe. If you have leftover meat, you can use it in my Cheeseburger Salad recipe!
So, what do you need for these Cheeseburger Buns?
For the Dough
2 1/4 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
3 Tablespoons Cream Cheese
1/2 Cup Almond Flour
For the Filling
1 Pound Ground Beef or Venison
1/4 Cup Sugar Free Ketchup
2 Tablespoons Yellow Mustard
1/2 Cup Chopped Pickles
3/4 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
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Low Carb Cheeseburger Buns
For the Dough
- 2 1/4 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- 3 Tablespoons Cream Cheese
- 1 Egg
- 1 Cup Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend
- 1/2 Cup Almond Flour
For the Filling
- 1 Pound Ground Beef or Venison
- 1/4 Cup Sugar Free Ketchup
- 2 Tablespoons Yellow Mustard
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Pickles
- 3/4 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Garlic Salt
- Preheat oven to 375.
- In a skillet brown hamburger or venison.
- Add ketchup, mustard, and pickles, and mix well.
- In a large glass bowl, melt mozzarella cheese and cream cheese together.
- Mix well, then add egg.
- Mix again, then add baking blend and almond flour.
- Knead well with hands until you have a homogenous dough (It should be a very even consistency).
- Divide dough into six balls.
- Between two sheets of parchment paper, flatten each ball into a 6 inch circle.
- Place 1 Tablespoon of shredded cheese on each circle, then top with 2-3 Tablespoons of meat mixture, and 1 more Tablespoon of shredded cheese.
- Fold the dough up over top of the mixture until it forms a roll.
- Place seam-side down on a parchment lined baking sheet (or use a Silpat mat).
- Sprinkle with Garlic Salt
- Bake @375 for 20 minutes
|Amount Per Serving|
% Daily Value
Total Fat 28g
Saturated Fat 14g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 10g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Vitamin A 12%
Vitamin C undefined%