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Fat Burger (Keto, Paleo, Whole30, AIP friendly)

  • Author: Cristina Curp
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: entree
  • Method: pan sear
  • Cuisine: american


The pertfect fatty patty!



  • 10 ounces pastured bacon, minced
  • 3 sprigs thyme or rosemary, leaves removed and minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground beef, 85% lean
  • 1 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon 5 spice (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons fine Himalayan salt


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400F.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the chopped bacon, and cook, stirring occasionally until browned.
  3. Add in the shallots and thyme and saute until bacon bits are crispy. Remove the skillet from the heat.
  4. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the bacon and shallot mix to a large bowl. Leaving the bacon fat in the skillet for later use.
  5. Once the bacon has cooled off, add the ground pork and ground beef, as well as all the seasonings to the bowl. Mix thoroughly.
  6. Shape 10 large patties and gently flatten.
  7. Heat the skillet with the bacon fat on high heat.
  8. Sear the burgers for 2 minutes a side, then put on a sheet pan. When all the burgers are seared, pop the sheet pan in the oven to finish cooking the burgers all the way through, about 10 minutes.

Recipe Notes:

  • For AIP leave out the black pepper and 5 spice. Check bacon labels for spices.


  • Serving Size: 1 patty
  • Calories: 299
  • Fat: 19g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 23g