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!

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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

  1. Total Carbs per 100g – for Beef Patties aim for a maximum of 4g per 100g, under is better.
  2. 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.
  3. Or you could head to your local butcher, if that is an option for you.


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