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Deconstructed Big Mac!

Ingredients: For the burger bowls, you’ll need:

  • Ground beef – Use 85/15 or better to reduce the fat content.

  • Onions – Yellow, white, or red work well for this.

  • Seasonings – Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper give the ground beef that burger flavor.

  • Shredded cheese – Use American cheese if you want the truest Big Mac flavor.

  • Cabbage – You’ll want to use green cabbage for this recipe. If you want this to be a keto Big Mac salad you can substitute iceberg lettuce.

  • Dill Pickles – If you prefer, you can use dill relish instead.

For the special sauce, you’ll need:

  • Mayonnaise – Try to use low sugar, low fat.

  • Dill pickles – Chop up dill pickles.

  • Yellow mustard – You can use your favorite brand.

  • White wine vinegar – In a pinch, regular distilled vinegar can work too.

  • Seasonings – You’ll need paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder.


Step 1 – Brown the beef. In a skillet set over medium-high, heat brown the ground beef.

As it’s coking add the worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. When it is almost cooked through, add the onions and continue cooking until it is fully cooked and the onions are translucent.

Drain the fat and set aside while you prepare the cabbage.

Step 2 – Prep the cabbage. Next, add the thinly sliced cabbage to the skillet and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until softened.

Step 3 – Portion out and serve. Divide the cooked cabbage between 4 bowls and top each with a portion of the ground beef.

Next, sprinkle each with a 1/4 cup of the cheese and top with pickle slices. Finally, pour the special sauce over each bowl, serve, and enjoy!

Step 4 – Making the special sauce. The sauce is super simple. All you need to do is whisk the sauce ingredients in a small bowl. You can do this right before serving or first so that the flavors have a chance to combine together.


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