Keto hamburger patties with creamy tomato sauce and fried cabbage

A delicious burger needs no bun! Enjoy this satisfying patty bare, topped with creamy tomato gravy and a side of sautéed cabbage.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Servings: 4 servings


Hamburger patties

  • lbs ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 3 oz. crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 oz. fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for frying
  • 2 tbsp butter for frying


  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 oz. fresh parsley coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste or ajvar relish
  • salt and pepper


Hamburger patties and gravy

  • Add all ingredients for the hamburgers to a large bowl. Blend it using a wooden spoon or your clean hands. Don't over mix since that can make your patties tough. Use wet hands to form eight oblong patties.
  • Add butter and olive oil to a large frying pan. Fry over medium-high heat for at least 10 minutes or until the patties have turned a nice color. Flip them a few times for even cooking.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the tomato paste and cream. Add this mixture to the pan when the patties are almost done. Stir and let simmer for a few minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Sprinkle chopped parsley on top before serving.

Butter-fried green cabbage

  • Shred the cabbage finely using a food processor or sharp knife.
  • Add butter to a large frying pan.
  • Place the pan over medium high heat and sauté the shredded cabbage for at least 15 minutes or until the cabbage is wilted and golden brown around the edges.
  • Stir regularly and lower the heat a little towards the end. Add salt and pepper to taste.