Cheeseburgers are definitely one of my favorite things to make and eat. The level of detail and finesse to make a great hamburger is way over 9000. Unfortunately most people haven’t got the memo yet and eat tasteless cheeseburgers from boring fast food chains. As I managed to get some amazing beef patties I figured it was time for a new cheeseburger recipe: my low carb steak cheeseburger with tostones, salad and guacamole (pirate edition).
The Low Carb Steak Cheeseburger: Where’s The Steak?
While having a closer look at my steak cheeseburger you might wonder where the steak is. Well, the naming of this dish is inspired by it’s francophone origins. As I got the angus beef patties from Delhaize (at a press event they had a while ago) and as I wanted to go the low carb route, I got inspired by steak haché. It’s basically the chopped steak to minced meat. Or “the posh hamburger of France” to quote The Independent. You eat it like you would eat a steak, on a plate with cutlery. If you want to get an even better idea, check out what Marc-Frederic wrote about it.
Low Carb Steak Cheeseburger with Tostones
Cooking banananas, green bananas or plaintain all refer to a type of banana that contains much less sugar and more starch as desert bananas. They are ideal for frying or stir-frying them. They are generally much firmer as your every day banana and you don’t usually eat them raw.
I started to use plantains a while ago, when I was looking for a different source of carbohydrates. Plantains are still relatively low in carbs, only containing around 32% of carbohydrates. They contain almost not protein or fat and are rich in Vitamin B, C, magnesium (very important for your body) and potassium.
I don’t usually deep fry them because I don’t want this amount of fat. That being said make sure to fry them carefully, as the sugars (especially if the plantain is very ripe) can burn quickly. You want to even consider double-frying them. It gives an extra layer of taste and texture.
So far I used them mainly as a savory side dish for many different recipes. I once also tried to make a sweet version, coating them in some caramelized brown sugar with cinnamon. This was very delicious too.
Low Carb Steak Cheeseburger with Salad
The salads main goal in this recipe is to add micro nutrients, some more fiber and ought to fill you up even more. As this salad (guacamole aside) is very low in calories, you can almost eat as much of it as you want.
Try to enjoy salad and thus enable you to eat a lot of food (quantity) while all the while increasing your daily food quality like this. The amount of fibers will aid digestions. On top of that you have a very versatile and easy to create dish or side dish.
Low Carb Steak Cheeseburger with Guacamole
There was a time when I didn’t like avocados much. Luckily those days are gone! Nowadays I have avocado in one form or another several times a week. Very often I eat this healthy and fatty fruit in the form of guacamole.
As with many things I like to experiment. For this version of guacamole I encourage you to try the pirate edition. Besides having garlic and chili flakes as flavor enhancers and enrichers, there’s also some delicious rum, courtesy of Delhaize Luxembourg, added to the mix.
This combination turned out to taste really amazing and went well together with all the other parts of this recipe.
Low Carb Steak Cheeseburger with Tostones, Salad and Guacamole – Pirate Edition
I hope you enjoyed this article and give the recipe a try. In parts or all of it, I’d like to get your feedback. In case you want to make this recipe paleo friendly simply skip the cheese and your good to go.
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