Healthy burger bowls with mushrooms and truffle sauce are an easy way to get your burger fix while keeping it low carb. Juicy ground beef is paired with sautéed onions and mushrooms, topped with a delicious sauce made with black truffle oil, and served over a bed of greens layered with your favorite burger toppings.
The black truffle infused olive oil from Trader Joe's is my latest obsession.
It makes any meal taste a little extra special, so I just had to include it in one of my recipes — like this healthy burger bowl recipe!
I mixed the truffle oil with avocado mayo and minced garlic to make a dreamy, creamy aioli that just begs to be enjoyed with all the good flavors of a burger (and really anything else that can be used as a vessel for truffle sauce!).
Making these delicious burger bowls is super simple. Cook the patties, sautè the onions and garlic, and prep the black truffle aioli. All that's left to do is plate it up and enjoy your tasty keto burger bowl!
all about burger bowls
There really isn't anything better than an easy bowl recipe.
If you're anything like me, you may get some major burger cravings every now and then. With this healthy burger bowl recipe, you can easily ditch the hamburger buns and still enjoy burger night (in bowl form)!
It's a quick and easy meal that falls somewhere between cheeseburger, power bowl and a burger salad of sorts.
These loaded burger bowls are a much healthier way to indulge in all your favorite flavors while keeping things high protein and low carb.
Not everyone wants to stick their burgers in lettuce wraps or whip up their own low-carb burger buns (but if you're curious, check out my low-carb burgers + easy keto ketchup recipe!), so this is a great option if you're looking for something different yet delicious!
why this recipe works
What really takes this burger bowl recipe from ordinary to extraordinary is the special sauce I use to top the burgers.
I can't get enough of Trader Joe's black truffle aioli olive oil lately, so I mixed that with some avocado mayo and minced garlic to create something truly magical. It's bound to blow you away.
(I've also discovered black truffle aioli is the best way to add earthy, savory goodness to other dishes like air fryer Brussels sprouts, smoked asparagus, air fryer broccolini and even crispy chicken wings!)
This recipe is quite versatile. You can personalize it however you wish to satisfy all your burger cravings!
I served mine with sautéed onions and mushrooms (my weakness when it comes to burgers).
But you can add your favorite toppings, like dill pickles or pickled red onion or even jalapeño slices to change things up.
No matter how many times you make this healthy burger recipe, there's always a way to keep it fresh and exciting.
My healthy burger bowl is:
- A great way to enjoy a delicious burger without worrying about carbs.
- An easy dinner that is simple to put together, making it perfect for busy weeknights.
- Easily customizable so feel free to experiment with your favorite toppings.
- Extra delicious with the black truffle aioli. You'll be obsessed!
- Low carb, keto, gluten free and even paleo friendly!
ingredients for this healthy burger bowl recipe
Here's a look at some of the featured ingredients needed to make these healthy burger bowls with mushrooms and truffle sauce.
Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for the full ingredient amounts in the printable recipe card.
- Grass-fed beef. I like to use grass-fed beef for the most nutritional value. You can form burger patties on your own or purchase pre-made, grass-fed burger patties to keep the process extra simple.
- Yellow onion. Yellow onions taste great with burgers and add a lot to this recipe. Sautéed, they get a lovely color and deeper, sweeter flavor.
- Crimini mushrooms. Another great veggie that pairs so well with a good burger!
- Avocado mayo. A heart-healthy mayonnaise that is used as the base for the aioli.
- Minced garlic. Everything tastes better with garlic! It gives the aioli even more flavor.
- Black truffle olive oil. This takes the flavor of this homemade burger sauce over the top!
- White cheddar. White cheddar cheese tastes delicious with the burgers and veggies.
- Greens of choice. Serve this healthy burger bowl with your favorite kind of greens as the base.
- Dill pickles, tomato slices and other burger toppings (optional). Load up the burger bowl with classic burger toppings or keep the flavors simple and earthy with the mushrooms and truffle aioli taking center stage.
Beef substitutes: You're welcome to use other types of protein for your burger bowls like ground chicken, ground turkey or bison.
Truffle oil substitutes: Trader Joe's black truffle olive oil has a rich flavor, but other truffle-infused olive oil brands will work well, too (Truff also makes a good one). If you can't get your hands on an oil, a truffle seasoning or salt is the next best thing. Just sprinkle it in to taste.
Greens options: I have made this healthy burger bowl with power greens, spinach and romaine lettuce and all were fantastic! Other greens like baby arugula or a spring mix would work well too.
a healthy and delicious cheeseburger bowl
This healthy burger bowl recipe is the perfect combo of juicy, earthy, and savory. It's so good, you won't even miss those buns!
Here's a look at the process but check out the full, printable recipe card at the bottom of the page for all the details.
Form the burger patties and cook them in a super hot skillet or on the grill. During the last couple minutes of cooking, place the cheese on top of the patties to melt. Cook the burgers until done to your liking.
While the burgers cook, heat another skillet over medium heat and add the oil. Add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes, then add the sliced mushrooms. Stir frequently to allow the onions and mushrooms to brown.
While your veggies are cooking, mix the mayo, garlic, and black truffle oil in a small bowl. Taste and add more truffle oil if desired. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Arrange the burger bowl with your greens of choice on the bottom.
Add a spoonful of caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms, then add the burger patties.
Top with a few spoonfuls of the truffle aioli and any of your other favorite burger toppings. Serve and enjoy!
tips for the best results
- The cooking time of your burgers will vary depending on how thick your burgers are and how cooked through you prefer them to be.
- Don't forget to taste-test your aioli before serving. You may prefer more or less of the truffle flavor, mayo, or garlic. This also varies depending on the specific kind of truffle oil. Some oils have a stronger truffle flavor than others and the same goes for truffle salt or truffle seasoning.
- If you're stuck on keto burger topping ideas, bacon, jalapenos, roasted red peppers, cherry tomatoes, avocado, or green olives are all tasty options. I especially like the combination of blue cheese with sautéed onions and mushrooms.
- You may want to let the burger rest on a couple of paper towels to absorb some of the grease before adding it to your bowl of greens.
- The cooked burgers and veggies can be stored together. Just make sure you store the greens and toppings in a separate airtight container. These burger bowls will keep well for 3 to 4 days in the fridge.
A healthy burger bowl with mushrooms and truffle sauce would taste great with other classic keto-friendly burger sides like these cilantro garlic jicama fries, broccoli crunch salad and spicy keto coleslaw.
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- 1 to 1-½ pounds grass-fed ground beef (or 4 frozen burger patties)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil or ghee, divided
- 4 thick slices white cheddar cheese
- 1 large yellow onion, sliced thin
- 4-6 oz. sliced crimini mushrooms
- ⅓ cup avocado oil mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1-2 tablespoons black truffle olive oil
- 3-4 cups greens of choice (e.g. baby arugula, spinach or power greens)
- burger toppings of choice like dill pickles, tomato slices, etc.
- Heat a large skillet on the stovetop over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or preheat a grill if you prefer to grill the burger patties).
- Form four large burger patties (unless using frozen patties). Season the burgers with salt and pepper, then add them to the skillet or grill and cook for about 3-5 minutes per side, or until they are done to your liking. Place the cheese on top to melt during the last 1-2 minutes of cooking (you can cover your skillet with a lid if you have one). Remove the patties from the skillet and set them on a plate to cool slightly.
- While the burgers cook, heat another skillet over medium heat and add the remaining tablespoon of oil. Add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the sliced mushrooms to the pan. Stir frequently to allow the onions and mushrooms to brown. Cook another 3-5 minutes or until the onions and mushrooms look golden brown. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
- In a small dish, mix the mayonnaise, garlic, and black truffle oil (or follow this truffle aioli recipe to make a larger batch in advance). Taste and add more truffle oil if desired. Add salt to taste.
- Assemble the bowls with a handful of greens on the bottom, a large spoonful mushrooms and onions, then add the burger patties. Top with a few spoonfuls of the truffle aioli and your favorite burger toppings of choice.
- The cooking time of your burgers will vary depending on how thick your burgers are and how cooked through you prefer them to be. I also like to use the smashburger method: roll the ground meat into ball, then use a flat metal spatula to "smash" the meat balls down into a patty shape on a hot skillet. This method creates thinner burgers with a crispier outer crust.
- Add the truffle oil to taste. Some brands of truffle oil are much stronger than others so I suggest starting with 1 tablespoon and increasing if needed. If you don't have truffle oil, a truffle seasoning or truffle salt is a great substitute.
- Blue cheese, goat cheese and havarti are also great options for this burger bowl recipe.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 549Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 264mgCarbohydrates: 21gNet Carbohydrates: 11gFiber: 10gSugar: 4gProtein: 34g
This nutritional information is approximate and is provided for convenience as a courtesy.