Bacon Cheeseburger Bread

My son was REALLY leery of this. After a bite, he said, “It really tastes exactly like a cheeseburger! It’s bread!” This was a great dinner. We topped ours with some sugar free relish, ketchup, mustard, tomato, and avocado. You really could put anything inside that you would like.

Cheeseburger Bread with red onion, bacon, and cheese.

1/2 red onion, sliced
6 slices bacon, cooked
8 slices american cheese
1 lb ground beef, browned and drained
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
1 1/4 cups almond flour
2 tbs cream cheese, cubed
1 egg
1 tsp xanthan gum (optional)
garlic powder
1 Tbsp butter+ 1 tsp butter
1 Tsp chopped garlic
1/4 tsp sea salt
Ground black pepper


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

In a skillet, saute red onion in 1 tsp of butter until caramelized.

Prepare the garlic butter by combining the butter and garlic into a small bowl and then microwave for 30-35 seconds. Stir in 1/4 tsp sea salt. Allow this to sit while preparing the dough.

For the dough, combine almond flour, garlic powder, salt, xanthan gum, 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, and cream cheese and stir in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for about a minute and 30 seconds.  Stir the mixture. If it is too stringy, heat for another 20-30 seconds in the microwave. Stir egg into the mixture with a fork until combined. With wet hands, form into a large rectangle on a baking sheet with parchment or a baking mat. Spread with wet hands being sure not to create a dough that is too thin (if it is getting tears or holes, it is too thin).

Create a single layer of four american cheese slices about 3/4 inches from the edge of the crust. Top with layers of beef, bacon, and onions and top with the last four slices of the american cheese.

Using the parchment or baking mat, start to roll the dough from the long side of the rectangle. Carefully roll one times completely. Tuck edges of dough under and carefully roll the dough back to the center of the baking mat. It should look like a long, oblong roll.

Brush the top of the roll with garlic butter. Score the top with a knife in 1-inch increments.

Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven when the crust reaches a golden brown. If you’d like, you can brush remaining butter over the top and sprinkle with sesame seeds (optional).

Allow to cool for 10 minutes. 

Top with whatever burger toppings you enjoy!

4 thoughts on “Bacon Cheeseburger Bread

  1. Except for choosing a roasted-onion cheddar for inside, and sprinkling some everything seasoning on top before baking, I followed your recipe exactly and wow! This is amazing. I think xanthan is key to making it taste so bread-like. Definitely making this again!! Thank you!


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