This easy Low Carb Big Mac Bowl is a keto recipe with all of the flavors of your favorite fast food burger complete with special sauce!

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If you’ve been around awhile you know that we love Big Macs and we’ve made some pretty amazing Big Mac-inspired recipes, all of which are super carb-y and off limits most of the time. Totally not fair, especially since everything about the Big Mac is keto except for the bun. So today we give you a Low Carb Big Mac Bowl. Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. You sang that in your head didn’t you? 😉

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We’ve taken a little creative license with the original Big Mac and substituted cabbage for lettuce. I like a hot meal so cooking cabbage was perfect, but you could totally do this taco-salad-style and serve it on a bed of lettuce instead of cooked cabbage. Totally up to you. Either way it’s a totally amazing low carb (keto) dinner recipe that you’re going to love.

What is the Big Mac Special Sauce Made Of?

Just like with the real thing, the special sauce is what puts this Low Carb Big Mac Bowl over the top. It’s creamy, and tangy, and totally amazing. It’s simple to make just stir together mayonnaise, dill pickle relish, yellow mustard, white wine vinegar, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder. It’s the perfect keto dressing for your burger bowl!

How to make a Low Carb Big Mac Bowl:

  1. In a small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, pickle relish, yellow mustard, white wine vinegar, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder to make the special sauce.
  2. In a skillet over medium-high heat brown the ground beef. When almost cooked through add the onions and continue cooking until the ground beef is cooked and the onions are translucent. Drain the grease, salt and pepper to taste, and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet add a small amount of olive oil and the shredded cabbage. Saute until cabbage is slightly softened. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Divide the cabbage between 4 bowls, top each with a portion of the ground beef.
  5. Sprinkle each with 1/4 cup of shredded cheese and top with dill pickle slices.
  6. Pour the special sauce over the Low Carb Big Mac Bowl and enjoy!

Low Carb Big Mac Bowl topped with special sauce

Want the Carbs to be Even Lower?

Most of the carbs in this recipe come from the cabbage which is about 4g of carb per cup of shredded, uncooked cabbage. To lower the carbs just reduce the amount of cabbage used!

Can you make Low Carb Big Mac Bowl ahead of time?

Yes! You can make everything ahead of time including the special sauce. Once it is ready assemble the Low Carb Big Mac Bowl, but don’t add the special sauce. Place it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When you are ready to serve you can heat it up in the microwave for 2-3 minutes (time will vary based on the microwave). Top with special sauce and you have a quick and easy, low carb, lunch or dinner!

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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins

Low Carb Big Mac Bowl

This easy Low Carb Big Mac Bowl is a keto recipe with all of the flavors of your favorite fast food burger complete with special sauce!
special sauce on a Low Carb Big Mac Bowl
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4.16 from 33 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ cup diced onions
  • 1 cup Shredded cheese
  • 6 cups Cabbage, shredded
  • 4 Mini Dill Pickles, sliced
  • Special Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoon Dill pickle relish
  • 2 tablespoon Yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon White wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder

Instructions

  • In a skillet over medium-high heat brown the ground beef. When almost cooked through add the onions and continue cooking until the ground beef is cooked and the onions are translucent. Drain the grease, salt and pepper the ground beef to taste, and set aside.
  • In the same skillet add a small amount of olive oil and the shredded cabbage. Saute until cabbage is slightly softened. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Divide the cabbage between 4 bowls, top each with a portion of the ground beef.
  • Sprinkle each with 1/4 cup of shredded cheese and top with pickle slices.
  • Pour the special sauce over the Low Carb Big Mac Bowl and enjoy!

Special Sauce

  • In a small bowl whisk together all of the ingredients and set aside.

Notes

Note: We are not certified nutritionists. We calculate our nutrition facts using an online API which has access to nutritional databases. Results may vary. Please use your favorite nutrition calculator when making this recipe. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl, Calories: 581kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 44g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 115mg, Sodium: 1114mg, Potassium: 270mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 16%, Vitamin C: 69%, Calcium: 27%, Iron: 19%
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bunless burger, ground beef, keto, keto dinner recipe, low carb, low carb dinner
Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Big Mac Bowl
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl)
Calories 581 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 68%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Polyunsaturated Fat 13g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 1114mg 46%
Potassium 270mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 16%
Vitamin C 69%
Calcium 27%
Iron 19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.