Updated December 2017
There’s nothing better than a big juicy hamburger with lettuce, tomato, onion, bacon, eggs, cheese, pineapple, bbq sauce…… Oh I could go on forever!
Or how about some beautiful hamburger patties with a plate of tasty salads at a BBQ.
You need to be so careful if you’re buying shop bought patties as the majority of them are filled with starch, flour and wheat to bind them together.
Our criteria – 4g or less carbs per 100g and 85% meat or more
We have also included a simple ‘to-it-yourself- recipe to try at home 😀 Read on to find out more – I’ll show you what the best options are…
Our Homemade Burger Patty Recipe!
The great thing about creating your own, means that you can play around with flavours. You could add veggies too (if you wish) I have created an easy ‘plain’ version, but I have experimented with adding in taco seasoning and cheese into this mix before, and it’s super yummy. 🙂
- 500g beef mince (choose any mince really)
- 1/2 bunch parsley
- 4 cloves garlic
- 3 x eggs
- 40g lupin flakes
- 20g flaxseed meal
Combine together and season well. Pat them into the size you like.
- Makes 4 large patties or 5 small. Large weighed approx 170g
You could make them into meatballs or create mini slider patties.
- No added sugar – Yay!
- Added health benefits of flaxmeal and Lupin 🙂
Woolworths Angus Beef Burgers – Sea salt and cracked pepper
Australian Angus Beef 90%, Water, Caramelised onions, salt, pepper, mineral salt, preservatives, canola oil and rosemary extract.
Meat %: 90%
Carbs per 100g: <1.0g
- Top pick!! – not sure if this replaced the Woolies Gold range – as I couldn’t find it.
- This has a nice high % of beef which is great, and less than 1.0g of carbs per 100g its a very low carb option. This is the lowest on the list 😀
- I am super impressed with the ingredients and how short that list is. Would definitely by this, because I am all about convenience.
Woolworths Select Homestyle Burgers
Australian beef (88%), water, saute’ed onion, rice flour, maize flour, salt, sugar, dehydrated vegetables, herbs and spices, mineral salt, yeast extract, canola oil, fermented red rice
Meat %: 88%
Carbs per 100g: 1.8g
- Another decent beef %
- They obviously have more fillers in such as Maize Flour, Rice Flour, Soy Fibre and dextrose.With the maize flour in these are not Gluten Free.
Farm Foods – Beef Burgers
Beef (86.5%), Water, Rice flour, Onions, parsley (0.7%) Tomato Puree (0.63%) Sea Salt, basil (0.3%), sugar, sugar syrup, spices, 223, Oregano, rice bran oil, rosemary
Meat %: 86.5%
Carbs per 100g: 2.3g
- Good % of meat
- Not sure why the sugar and sugar syrup is added :/
- Gluten Free.
Woolies Beef with Pepitas
Beef 85% , Water, Pumpkin seed, Vegetable powders, Rice Flour, Salt,Sugar, Potato Starch, Chilli, Green and Red Capsicum, Herbs, Yeast, Citric acid, Natural Flavour and colour
Meat % 85%
Carbs Per 100g: 2.0g
- Woolies Brand – slightly cheaper which is nice and 85% beef which is great.
- I love that there are seeds in these. Always fun to mix and match.
Beak & Sons Classic
Beef (90%), tomato, sugar, salt, vinegar, thickener, onion, herbs and spices, garlic, food acid, seasoning, maize starch, preservatives, natural flavours, water
Carbs per 100g: 2.4g
- Sugar as the 3rd ingredients, then an unspecified thickener, preservatives & natural flavours as well as yeast, they don’t look that enticing!
- It does have a decent beef % but I just don’t like the fact they’ve added so much sugar 🙁
- Having said that at 2.4g of carbs per 100g, the stats aren’t too bad.
Coles Grass fed Beef Burgers Oregano and parsley
Beef 87% , Water, Rice flour, Spices, Oregano and Rosemary
Meat % 87%
Carbs Per 100g: 4.0g
- The is a LowER carb at 4g. I popped these in as the meat % was one of the highest.
- Not sure why the carbs are that high, possibly the rice flour.
Jamie’s Mexican Style Beef Burgers
Beef 86% , seasoning crumb, herbs, spices. capsicum, salt, corn flour, preservatives, lime oil, water and fresh coriander
Meat % 86%
Carbs Per 100g: 4.1g
- The is a LowER carb option as it goes over the 4g. I popped these in as the meat % was decent and they flavour of these is great.
- It is one of the highest in carbs, but I do love the taste of these.
2 things to check before you buy any Beef Patties for your next BBQ
- Total Carbs per 100g – for Beef Patties aim for a maximum of 4g per 100g, under is better.
- Natural Ingredients – the more natural ingredients you see such as a high beef % and lots of vegetables the better. What I found with looking for natural products, the meat content was lower, higher in veggies like carrot, which then took the carbs higher – e.g. Peppercorn Beef Patties. So I think its personal preference.
- Or you could head to your local butcher, if that is an option for you.
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