Bunless Hamburger [aka Super Tasty Beef Patties with all the fixin’s]

So I was in the mood for a big, fat, juicy hamburger with all my favorite fixin’s: pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, mayo, mustard… you name it!

Oh, bacon would’ve been nice too. But I didn’t have any in the fridge.

Pff. Boo for that! Guess I was gonna have to do without.

Bunless Burger | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

What’s funny is I didn’t necessarily crave the bun, or even the notion of a bun. What I really wanted was the meat.


With all the fixin’s.

Let’s not forget the fixin’s!

Bunless Burger | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

And so that’s exactly what I did!

Made me a beautiful batch of hamburger patties, which I then ate with a bunch of beautiful fresh veggies.

Oh, and mayo, and mustard.

Unfortunately, I had to leave the pickles out as they were not Whole30® compliant. But I didn’t even miss them all that much.

After all, I had the most important part of the burger right there in front of me…

And let me tell you, these burger patties are so full of flavor, they don’t need much of anything!

And they sure hit the spot!

Bunless Burger

Yield: Makes 3-4 patties

NF based on 1 of 3 patties

Bunless Burger


  • 450g ground grass fed beef
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp sliced green olives, chopped
  • 2 tsp capers
  • 1 tbsp fresh horseradish, grated
  • 1 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground white pepper
  • ½ tsp ground smoked chipotle pepper
  • ½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 whole egg
  • ¼ cup coconut flour


  1. Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and knead delicately with clean hands until all the ingredients are uniformly distributed.
  2. Divide the meat into 3 or 4 equal portions and shape into patties. You can cook the patties immediately or cover and refrigerate them for later use)
  3. When ready to cook the patties, preheat your outdoor grill to high.
  4. Once grill is nice and hot, lower the heat to medium and place the patties on the grill; cook for about 3-4 minutes per side or until the patties are done to your liking.
  5. Serve with your favourite fixin’s and sides.

Bunless Burger | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Start with some beautiful, fresh meat patties… 

Bunless Burger | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Throw them on the barbie…

Bunless Burger | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Take them inside on a plate…

Bunless Burger | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

And garnish as you please! 

Bun, or no bun! 

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  1. says

    I do a lot of bunless burgers – usually on a big bed of salad… sometimes I make them myself, sometimes I buy grass-fed burgers.

    I love them though!

  2. says

    Ha, it would seem that we both had burgers on our mind! I went for the chicken though, but this beef babies look pretty awesome too! Delicious!

  3. says

    Bunless Burgers are certainly the best type of burger. When will others catch on and realize there is no need to dilute the intense flavors of the beef patty with dull bread?! Haha! But wow yours look perfect and as the close up shows bursting with herbs and spices. This will be my new new burger patty recipe :)

    • says

      Thanks much, Brooke. That’s very kind of you to say. And I totally agree on the bun being completely unnecessary. I always thought that bread tends to take way too much place with any kind of sandwich… Guess going paleo solved that problem for me! 😉

    • says

      To be honest, Katie, I don’t even remember what these were. I believe they were turnips. Sorry, I don’t have a recipe for them, but you wouldn’t really need one either. In the summertime, I tend to blanch a lot of vegetables like that (just throw them in boiling water or steam them for a few minutes, then chill) and throw them on the grill when I cook my meat. Then I’ll add a splash of olive oil, a sprinkle of salt and pepper and sometimes a few chopped fresh herbs and they’re good to go! :)

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