Breakfast Cheeseburger Wrapped in Lettuce


Have you ever had a cheeseburger for breakfast? You’ve probably had pizza for breakfast once or twice in your life, so why not? We put our own spin on the classic cheeseburger to make it perfect for breakfast (or brunch), and keto-friendly on top of it. If you wake up in the morning after a long night of partying, this deliciously greasy burger is the perfect hangover cure. And if you feel like trying something a little different for breakfast, start the day off right with a hot, hearty meal that’ll keep you going all morning.

To make this dish keto-friendly, we’ve swapped out the traditional hamburger bun with two pieces of fresh lettuce. Add a sizzling fried egg and a few strips of crisp bacon, and you’ve got a savory breakfast-inspired dish that’s perfect for any time of the day! Onion, tomato and slices of cheese round out this iconic recipe. If you thought that you couldn’t enjoy hamburgers anymore after you started the keto diet, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how well the flavors are balanced in this dish. With fresh ground beef, sliced vegetables and a crispy-edged fried egg on top, you’ll find that you don’t even miss the bun.

Keto Breakfast Cheeseburger

Breakfast Cheeseburger Wrapped in Lettuce

Loaded cheeseburger with onions, tomato, bacon cheese and an egg! Everything but the bun and trust us, you won't miss it!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, burger, cheddar cheese, eggs
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 466kcal


  • 6 ounces Ground Beef
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Butter
  • 1 ½ Slices Cheddar Cheese
  • 3 Strips Cooked Bacon
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 Leaves Lettuce
  • 1 ½ Slices Tomato
  • 1 ½ Slices Onion


  • Place a skillet over medium hight heat and melt the butter
  • Shape ground beef into patties and put an indent in the middle (for the egg)
  • Cook patty for 4 minutes per side, until th ecenter has a temperature of 160°F
  • Meanwhile cut the lettuce in half and put on serving plate
  • Top lettuce with sliced tomato and onion
  • Place cheese on top of burger and cover skillet with lid to melt the cheese
  • Move the cooked patty to on top o the prepared lettuce
  • Crack the egg in the heated pan and cook until entire white is set (or flip the egg over if you do not like sunny side up)
  • Place the cooked egg on the patty
  • In the same pan, cook baking to desired doneness
  • Transfer to top of the egg
  • Put 2nd piece of lettuce on top


Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 249mg | Sodium: 408mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 594IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 3mg
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