Keto Hamburger Soup (Dairy Free, Paleo, Whole30, Nightshade Free)

It happened. They packed up my house. The move from Hawaii to Virginia has begun. Oddly enough, amiss the madness I found solace in creating new recipes, recipes like this nightshade free, dairy free, delicious KETO HAMBURGER SOUP!

With zero food props or even decent plates to photograph in. I made do. I even had to borrow the pot that I used to cook this recipe in from my neighbor. For those of you who don’t know, I’m a military spouse. My husband is active duty Navy and we’ve been living in Hawaii for the past three years. Next month we’re on to the next duty station, in DC. We found a great townhouse in Alexandria, VA, and holy shit, this is really happening.

nighshade free hamburger soup

nightshade free hamburger


Through this move, despite all my efforts, I am seeing some inflammation creep in. This has me livid. I’ve been inflammation and flare free for a long time. This nightshade and dairy free, mostly nut free, paleo but also keto with a splash of Whole30 and AIP mixed in way of eating I have created for myself has been the most transformative stuff ever. So I’m kinda mad about this hot, red, tender knuckle on my left hand.

I am also aware that STRESS IS A KILLER. Sometimes there will be things you can’t control and I just have to cope. One thing is for sure, my eating habits remain unchanged. This keto hamburger soup is just the kind of meal I would eat anytime. Its packed with goodness, it’s anti-inflammatory, and it’s tasty AF.

So, red spot or not… I’m going to keep calm and carry on. Trust the process and the work I’ve put in. Trust that once things settle down, so will my stress levels and inflammatory symptoms. Besides, my worst day today, is still better than my best day 3 years ago!

keto hamburger soup


Tastes Like A Whole30 Approved Whopper

Seriously, this keto hamburger soup tastes like you threw a burger in a blender. It’s got all the savory, juicy, fatty, saucy, tangy taste. My husband was a huge fan. He even says to remind you all to make a double batch! This recipe creates two large bowls… which apparently wasn’t enough for my household, so you have been warned!


What Are Nightshades?

Tomatoes, Potatoes, Eggplant and any kind of pepper (not peppercorns, but chili pepper, paprika etc). If you hadn’t noticed, I don’t cook with them ever. They are very inflammatory to me. I haven’t had them in three years. It IS doable. My cookbook, Made Whole is also nightshade free. More info on them. HERE. 


Keto Hamburger Soup (dairy free, paleo, nightshade free)

dairy free keto soup

Comfort food at it’s finest, and healthiest!

  • Author: Cristina Curp
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 sticks celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound 90% lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons paleo mayo
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 cups bone broth
  • 2 tablespoons dill pickle brine (optional)
  • To garnish and optional: (not included in macros)
  • Sliced pickles
  • Crispy bacon
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Green Olives


  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add in the cooking oil.
  2. When it comes to temperature add in the onion, celery and garlic.
  3. Sauté until softened and aromatic, about 8 minutes.
  4. Crumble in the ground beef and the seasoning, breaking up and stirring with a whisk.
  5. Cook, stirring often until browned, about 8 minutes.
  6. Mix in the mayo and the mustard until creamy.
  7. Then add in the broth and brine. Stir well then cover.
  8. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  9. Open the lid and bring to a boil, stirring often for 5 minutes.
  10. Take it off the heat.
  11. Serve hot!
  12. Add toppings and garnishes if desired.


Make a double batch, trust me!


  • Serving Size: 3
  • Calories: 468
  • Fat: 31
  • Carbohydrates: 2
  • Protein: 40

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47 Replies to “Keto Hamburger Soup (Dairy Free, Paleo, Whole30, Nightshade Free)”

  1. Hey Cristina, that looks amazing. I think i’m going to give it a try over the weekend. i’m not quite tired of eating my ground beef as taco meat but it might be good to mix it up a little. I’m just wondering should that read Avocado oil?

  2. Whole30-approved Whopper? I’m sold! This soup loioks so cosy. Hope it helps you to fight that pesky inflammation. The ingredients are so nourishing and delicious in this!

  3. This is handsdown amazing!!! Probably onE of the top five things i’ve ever Made!! I switched the paleo mayo for an AIP mayo and the beef broth For duCk bone broth because that is what i had on hand. This makes me never want a real hamburger eVer again!

  4. I made a Huge batch of this Soup for my husband and i for this week’s dinner. (He’s a big eater) It is the bomb!! We both enjoyed it!! I did make a slight change by aDding more veggies that i Needed to use up — chayote, carrots, zuccini, chinese cabbage. Great recipe, thanks christina!!

  5. This looks delicious! I recently tried hamburger soup for the first time and I plan to make it many more times. Love that you made it nightshade free!

  6. This sounds so good! It reminds me of a soup my mom made when I was little, except hers was packed with cheese. I LOVE the addition of the pickles, I bet those little bites are so yummy in this soup.

  7. That’s a big move! Kudos to you for shooting a blog post so close to moving day! there are some seriously good flavours in this soup.

  8. Made this soup tonight and it was delicious! I Questioned the recipe because of the pickle brIne but i am so glad i made it. I highly recommend adding the lettuce and bacon, they put it over the top! I maY omit the salt next time as the brine makes it salty but i will definitely be making this again!

    1. So glad you liked it Nancy! Yes! If your broth is salted too it will definitely be on the salty side 🙂 Good idea!

  9. I just made this. OMG best thing ever! I watched you make it on your insta stories last night and I was sold. ABSOLUTELY delicious.

  10. I have been FOLLOWING your instagram for a while but this was the first recipe i have made. My husband and i both loved it! I regretted not making more to have for leFtovers! 😊

  11. Wow this soup is amazing! This was the first of your recipes that I have tried, and I will definitely be making this again and again. Im excited to try more of your recipes, but they all look so good that I don’t even know where to start!

  12. I have to be honest, i was a little UncertaiN about this One…it is soooo good! Definitely try it! I paired it with roasted cauliflOwer rice. And i think adding mushrooms would be tasty as well.

  13. Wow! Dang good!! You are one of those blogger/cooks whose recipes i can trust will always be great! This was so simple to make but had such complex flavors. I think that is your signature strength….simple yet depth of flavor! on tap tomorrow for me…your avocado brownies. 🙂 Thanks so much for all you do!

  14. Made this tonight! Omg- so mad i fodmt make it sooner! This was amazing- cristina you are da bomb!!!!

  15. This soup was amazing!! It took amne a Few months of looking at the recipe to give it a try but yummy!!! I cant believe how much it tasted like a hamburger and how satisfying the meal was! I cant wait to make it again! I love recipes with 2 servings. Works Perfectly for me by Myself.

  16. I threw this together tonight after realizing I’m basically missing one thing from every recipe I planned for the week. Ugh! I had to make a few substitutions (2 cups low sodium chicken broth plus a cup of water, no parsley bc I was out, yellow mustard bc I didn’t have any compliant Dijon). I say all that to say, that even with all that, it was still super delicious! I went ahead and cooked some bacon in the pot first, and instead of avocado oil, I just used the bacon fat. I had to add more salt since I was lacking with the water and low sodium broth. I also added some nutritional yeast bc why not!? Yum! A new favorite!

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