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5 from 1 vote
This recipe provides all your favourite burger flavours in a simple to prepare meal prep option – perfect for weekday lunches.
The burgers and salad can be prepped in advance, all you need to do on the day is serve with fresh avocado!
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time34 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheeseburger, keto cheeseburger, meal prep
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 526kcal


For the burgers

  • 450 g minced beef (ground beef)
  • 30 g cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to season

For the salad

  • 4 small gherkins finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1 small red onion finely sliced
  • 1 small cucumber finely sliced
  • salt and pepper to season

To serve

  • 2 avocados sliced
  • 2 leaves iceberg lettuce
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise


  • To prepare the burgers, add the minced beef, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper to a mixing bowl. Use your hands to combine.
  • Divide the mixture into 8 even portions and form into burger patties with your hands.
  • Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F), 170°C (325°F) for fan assisted.
  • Divide the grated cheese evenly between four of the patties, arranging in the centre of each.
  • Top each cheese covered patty with the remaining patties to create a lid. Push the patties together, pinching around the edges to seal the cheese firmly inside the burger.
  • Arrange the burgers on a shallow oven tray and bake for 20-22 minutes or until the meat is completely cooked through.
  • Whilst the burgers are cooking, add the salad ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
  • To serve, arrange each burger on a bed of lettuce and top with a heaped teaspoon of mayonnaise. Serve alongside the salad with freshly sliced avocado.


Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 37g | Fiber: 6g

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