Easy Keto Burgers with Hidden Beef Heart

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Keep this recipe in your collection of easy keto recipes for simple meal prep! Once you get the basics down, easy keto burgers are endlessly modifiable. You can even make them fiber-free which is great for those of us who cook carnivore diet recipes!

Paleo burgers with onion pan sauce.

Organ meats provide many health benefits and are very affordable foods. Once you learn how to cook organ meat recipes, it is very easy to make nutrient dense meals.

What is your favorite seasoning? Combine meat with Mexican, Cajun, Italian or Thai seasoning blends, I’ve never met a spice mix that doesn’t taste good in a burger patty.

If you have leftover leafy greens like spinach, kale and Swiss chard or fresh herbs like parsley and cilantro, add a handful of finely chopped material into the meat mixture before cooking.

Homemade Spice Blends

Making homemade spice blends is a budget friendly solution to enhance any meal in a pinch. Pun intended! Just a pinch or two of a flavor rich seasoning blend can enhance a meal with little effort. Keep a few on hand and rotate them between meals.

Quality spices make meals more exciting on a keto diet.

You’ll find recipes for the following in my cookbook The Ketogenic Edge Cookbook:

Rotating your favorite blends keeps simple recipes fresh and tasty. Make fried eggs for breakfast and use a different blend every morning. It will be like 7 unique recipes without any extra work.

Paleo burgers onion pan sauce.

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Beef heart is a powerhouse of nutrition.

It’s great for anyone on a keto diet or carnivore diet.

I’ve grown quite comfortable with cooking beef heart. I almost always buy it ground. It is so easy to replace a portion of ground beef (turkey, chicken, lamb, bison etc) of any recipe with ground beef heart.

Easy Keto Burgers with Pan Sauce!

This is new territory for me. I’m quite intrigued by the concept of pan sauces. They are very easy and timely to make. I’ve taken the idea of pan sauce applied it to this recipe here.

Essentially, you make a light brothy sauce by adding a small amount of bone broth the meat drippings and butter from cooking the onion. If you want to experiment with thickening the liquid, add a pinch of grass-fed beef gelatin and let it sit for 5 to 7 minutes. This would make it more like a gravy. I haven’t tried it out yet but considered doing it when I made the original recipe. If you do this, let me know how it works out in the comments below.

More Beef Heart Recipes

Three burger patties on a plate.

Ground Beef Heart Burgers with Onion Gravy

Jessica Haggard
Savory paleo and low carb ground beef heart burgers are a delicous and quick meal for lunch or dinner. Dress them up with all your favorite fixings and you will never know about the hidden organ meat!
4.12 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Traditional
Servings 4 servings
Calories 345 kcal



  • Warm the butter over medium heat in a skillet or frying pan.
    2 tablespoons butter
  • Combine the beef with Mexican seasoning and salt. Shape 4 burger patties with your hand. Place in the hot oil and cook each side until browned. Each side cooks for up to 5 minutes, depending on the thickness.
    1 pound ground beef with ground beef heart, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon Mexican seasoning
  • Add the onions to the pan as the patties are cooking, keep them off to one side and separate from the patties. Once the burgers are cooked, remove them from the pan and keep them covered to stay warm.
    1 small pearl onion
  • Leave the onions in the pan and add broth. Simmer the liquid until it reduces and thickens a bit.
    1/2 cup bone broth
  • Serve burgers warm with onion gravy poured on top.

Nutrition & Macros

Calories: 345kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 21gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 12gSodium: 719mgFiber: 1g

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1 thought on “Easy Keto Burgers with Hidden Beef Heart”

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve been getting so bored with the same ground beef meals every night. So glad to be able to add this into the mix. I don’t love the taste of organ meats but I know they’re good for me so this is perfect.


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