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
  • salt and pepper to taste

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 

     

Ingredients: 

Australian Angus Beef 90%, Water, Caramelised onions, salt, pepper, mineral salt, preservatives, canola oil and rosemary extract.

Meat %: 90%

Carbs per 100g: <1.0g

Comments: 

  • 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

Ingredients: 

Australian beef (88%), water,  sauteed 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

Comments:

  • Another decent beef %
  • They obviously have more fillers in such as Maize Flour, Rice Flour, Soy Fibre and dextrose.

 

Farm Foods – Beef Burgers 

Ingredients: 

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

Comments:

  • Good % of meat
  • Not sure why the sugar and sugar syrup is added :/
  • Gluten Free.

Beak & Sons Classic 

 

Ingredients: 

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

Comments:

  • 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.

 

Woolworths Beef Burgers

  

Ingredients

Australian Beef 85%, Water, sauteed onion, rice flour, Maize flour, salt, sugar, dehydrated vegetables, herbs, spices, preservatives, mineral salt, antioxidants, canola oil, yeast extract, dextrose, Fermented red rice.

Meat % 85%

Carbs per 100g 2.7g

Comments Woolies seem to have this, and their other beef burger. But they look the same. The other has 1.8g carbs (above)

 

Coles Finest Australian Angus Beef

 

 

Ingredients

Australian Angus Beef Brisket 68% and Angus Beef 21%, Water, Burger premix – Maize starch, Rice flour, tapioca starch and rising agents, potato starch, soy flour dextrose, yeast, vinegar, salt)

Meat % 89%

Carbs per 100g 3.2g

Comments Woolies seem to have this, and their other beef burger. But they look the same. The other has 1.8g carbs (above)

 

Top Table Wagyu Burgers

 

Ingredients

Australian Wagyu Beef (84%), Binder (Potato Starch, Rice Flour, Salt, Herbs and Spices, Brown Sugar, Dried Vegetables (Onion, Garlic), Vegetable Fibre, Preservative (223(Sulphite)), Spice Extracts, Natural Flavour, Native Mountain Pepper Leaf, Native Pepper Seasoning), Seasoning (Onion, Tomato Paste (Food Acid, (330)), Sherry Wine, Seasoning (Herbs and Spices including Native Mountain Pepper Leaf), Garlic, Worcesteshire Sauce (Colour (150c)), Paprika Oleoresins), Water, Parsley.

Meat % 84% (just under, thought I’d add it in)

Carbs per 100g 3.8g

Comments Found in Woolies.

 

Coles Beef Thyme and Parsley Burgers

 

Ingredients: 

Australian Beef 85%, Water, Parsley, salt, maize starch, rice flour, tapioca starch, Potato starch, Thyme, soy flour, raising agents, yeast, dehydrated beetroot, spice extracts Paprika and Pepper

Meat % 85%

Carbs Per 100g: 4.0g

Comments:

  • Coles product. Have not tried this one.

 

Coles Grass-fed Beef Burgers Oregano and parsley

 

Ingredients: 

Beef 87% , Water, Rice flour, Spices, Oregano and Rosemary

Meat % 87%

Carbs Per 100g: 4.1g

Comments:

  • The is a LowER carb at 4.1g. 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

Ingredients: 

Beef 86% , seasoning crumb, herbs, spices. capsicum, salt, corn flour, preservatives, lime oil, water and fresh coriander

Meat % 86%

Carbs Per 100g: 4.1g

Comments:

  • 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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Updated April 2018

**Please note information was accurate at the time of collecting. If changes are made to the brand (packaging or nutrition) within our updates, please refer to their website. Changes may occur regarding their availability, please check with your local supermarket for more info.

 

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