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Bun-less Bacon Cheeseburger Bites

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These cheeseburger bites are topped with lettuce and bacon, then dunked in low carb ketchup! Who needs a bun?!?!

Bun-less Bacon Cheeseburger Bites - a low carb and keto appetizer and party recipe

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These cute little cheeseburger bites are made from a homemade meatball, topped with cheese, then threaded onto a skewer with crisp iceberg lettuce and a piece of cooked bacon! The flavor combination is wonderful, especially when you dip them in ketchup! Neither you nor your guests will miss the bun when you start trying these! They're gluten free, low carb, and suitable for anyone following a ketogenic diet.  You'll love them!

How to Make Bun-less Bacon Cheeseburger Bites

Make the meatballs by combining lean ground beef, a beaten egg, grated Parmesan, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.

Bun-less Bacon Cheeseburger Bites - a low carb and keto appetizer and party recipe

Divide the mixture into 16 portions and make them into meatballs. Place them on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or foil.

Bake them in a preheated oven for 15 minutes or until they are cooked through. Meanwhile, take some sliced cheese (I used colby jack) and cut into quarters.

Bun-less Bacon Cheeseburger Bites - a low carb party and appetizer recipe

Next, start preparing the skewers by threading on cooked bacon and some lettuce. Note: I originally used long skewers as shown below, but when I came to add the meatballs I actually preferred shorter sticks, so changed them all over. 

Bun-less Bacon Cheeseburger Bites - a low carb party and appetizer recipe

When the meatballs are done, place a square of cheese over each one. No need to return them back to the oven!

Bun-less Bacon Cheeseburger Bites - a low carb party and appetizer recipe

If the meatballs look a little greasy, wipe the base of each one on some paper towels. Then thread them onto the wooden toothpicks. Place the cheeseburger bites on a serving platter with some low carb ketchup (make your own or buy it – see my 10 ketchup ideas!)

Bun-less Bacon Cheeseburger Bites - a low carb and keto appetizer and party recipe

Your guests will love them! They're ideal for all kinds of entertaining, game days, parties, or you could even make them on the grill in the summer!

Bun-less Bacon Cheeseburger Bites - a low carb and keto appetizer and party recipe

Bun-less Bacon Cheeseburger Bites

Bun-less Bacon Cheeseburger Bites

Yield: 16 Cheeseburger Bites
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These cheeseburger bites are topped with lettuce and bacon, then dunked in low carb ketchup! Who needs a bun?!?!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Make the meatballs by combining lean ground beef, a beaten egg, grated Parmesan, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
  3. Divide the mixture into 16 portions and make them into meatballs. Place them on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or foil.
  4. Bake them for 15 minutes or until they are cooked through. 
  5. Meanwhile, take the cheese and cut into quarters. Next, start preparing the skewers by threading on the cooked bacon and lettuce. 
  6. When the meatballs are done, place a square of cheese over each one.
  7. If the meatballs look a little greasy, wipe the base of each one on some paper towels. Then thread them onto the wooden toothpicks. 
  8. Place them on a serving platter with some low carb ketchup

Notes

1g net carb per serving of FOUR cheeseburger bites!!!
This recipe makes 16 bites.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 4 Bites
Amount Per Serving Calories 373Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 147mgSodium 534mgCarbohydrates 1gNet Carbohydrates 1gFiber 0gProtein 36g

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