Barbecue Sauce glazed Chipotle Burger topped with cheese and crispy shallots with fresh cilantro on a keto burger bun

This Chipotle Burger is a keto burger recipe that is stuffed with Monterey Jack Cheese, glazed with a sugar-free barbecue sauce and given the finishing touch with some crispy shallots and fresh cilantro. Served on a keto slider bun, this recipe is a low carb sandwich you will enjoy often this summer!

We love our beef, but just a plain ole burger can get boring. That is why I decided to spice up our Keto life with this Chipotle Burger! Canned chipotle peppers, a sugar-free barbecue sauce, and Muenster Cheese gave this low carb burger some sweet and spicy flavors that are pretty darned hard to resist!

up close image of Chipotle Burger with Crispy Shallot Topping

Our Keto Friendly Chipotle Burger with Crispy Fried Shallots

It doesn’t take a lot to make a keto burger recipe! To start, it’s made with beef. One of the best meats out there to eat on Keto! Add just a few ingredients to make it a great gourmet burger. And, it’s one you will want to make often!

Because I love cheese, I wanted cheese filled burger. So, I stuffed my keto chipotle burger with some Monterey Jack Cheese. After it was almost done grilling, I glazed it with a sugar free barbecue sauce for a little sweet touch. And, because I wanted it even cheesier, I topped it with more cheese! Because I also love to add some crunch to my meal, I added some crispy shallots for the finishing touch.

Photo of half of burger to show the inside of sandwich

Keto Burger Recipe FAQ’s

Can I eat burgers on Keto?

Burgers are probably one of the best choices for the keto diet! A lot of people will skip the bun and eat the burger as a salad. However, keto approved buns make a great substitute if you feel the need for the burger roll.

What fat percentage is best for a keto burger?

I like to use the 80/20 ratio. This keeps your burger moist, and you still have a good amount of fat. If you need to still add fat to increase the keto fat intake, you can add it with toppings such as mayonnaise or cheese.

Can I substitute a different type of ground meat for this keto burger recipe?

You can basically use whatever type of ground meat you like. Most meats are considered keto friendly. However, some are more than others. If you were to choose a leaner protein, think about adding something else like an avocado to your burger as a topping.

How to make a mouthwatering Chipotle Burger with Crispy Shallots

This juicy, slightly spicy burger is made with the Certified Angus Beef® brand 80/20 ground beef. It is filled with cheese and chipotle peppers. Small on ingredients and big on flavor! Giving you a gourmet burger feel.

It is delicious served up in a keto burger bun, or even use the grilled burger as a part of my Ultimate Burger Bowl!

Overhead view of ground beef in mixing bowl with seasoning on top of meat and show of ingredients surrounding the bowl

You start by stirring in the chopped chipotles, cumin, salt and pepper. Then, you will mix with your hands until the burger mixture is just combined.

A two cup glass measure filled with sliced shallots

Once your burgers are shaped, you will want to get the shallots ready. Remove the skins and thinly slice the shallots and then add them to the skillet with some melted butter.

Cook, stirring often, until crispy and browned. Line a plate with a paper towel, and then remove the crispy shallots from skillet to drain.

Browned Shallots frying in skillet

Because I love a lot of cheese, I decided to stuff the chipotle burgers with some Monterey Jack cheese. Cut some squares about 1 x 2″ thick and place them in the center of the burger meat.

1x1 chunks of cheese stacked on cheese board with image of Cabot cheese packaging in background

After you have the cheese in the center of the burger patty, you will shape the meat around the cheese and seal it inside.

raw burger mix with chunk of Cabot Meunster Cheese in the center prior to shaping the meat around the cheese

Cook your burgers on a hot grill or in a grill pan on the stove top. About a minute before removing the Chipotle Burgers from the grill, brush them with some sugar free barbecue sauce on both sides.

burger cooking on gas grill

Did I mention before that I love a lot of cheese? If your like me, you may want to add another slice of cheese before pulling the burgers off the grill!

Barbecue Sauce glazed Chipotle Burger topped with cheese and crispy shallots with fresh cilantro on a keto burger bun

Tips for the best Gourmet Keto Chipotle Burger!

  • Use a good quality meat. Something with a good fat ratio, such as 80/20 or even 70/30.
  • A great burger bun is a good part of making your burger delicious. If you are keto, these Keto Slider Buns are excellent. If your not keto, an artisan bun is best.
  • Use a good balance of toppings. By balancing out your toppings and not going “over the top” (pun intended!), your making sure your burger is evenly balanced. You want flavor, and toppings. But, you also want balance and not so many things in or on the burger that you lose what you were trying to achieve!

What to serve with Chipotle Beef Burgers!

All good burgers go well with delicious side dishes! This recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Salad would be a great one to serve, and it also works as dessert if you feel the need! If you have non keto friends, they may be interested in a delicious Potato Salad!

Barbecue Sauce glazed Chipotle Burger topped with cheese and crispy shallots with fresh cilantro on a keto burger bun

Chipotle Beef Burger Recipe with Crispy Shallots

A spicy, cheesy burger glazed with sugar-free barbecue sauce, topped with more cheese and crispy fried shallots. All sandwiched between a keto slider bun for a delicious gourmet burger right at home!
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Course: Keto Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef Burger, Beef Burger Recipe, Chipotle Beef Burger, Chipotle Burger, with Crispy Shallots
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 256kcal


For the burgers:

  • 1 lb 80/20 Certified Angus Beef® brand ground beef
  • 2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 oz Cabot Monterey Jack Cheese

For the topping:

  • 2 large shallots approximately 2 cups sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Remaining ingredients (Optional)


  • With your hands, Mix 1 lb ground beef, 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper until just combined. Be careful to not over mix.
  • Divide meat into 4 equal pieces and shape into a ball, then slightly flatten. Place a piece of Monterey Jack Cheese in center of meat, then shape into a burger, enclosing the cheese in the center of burger.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in hot skillet until bubbly.
  • Add sliced shallots and cook over medium high heat until crispy and browned . Watch carefully so they do not burn and stir often.
  • Remove shallots from skillet and place on paper towel to drain. Set aside.
  • Place burgers on hot grill or griddle pan and cook


Nutrition information is for the burger only and shallots only.


Serving: 1burger | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 524mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Jenni May 20, 2019 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Wow, what an amazing burger! I am so intrigued by the keto buns too. I will have to give them a try. I don’t eat keto, but having a low carb bun would make me feel at least slightly more virtuous! lol

  2. Gwynn May 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    I am in love with this burger Shelby! I can guarantee it will be on my grilling menus this season!

  3. Abra May 21, 2019 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Love all the flavor combos in this burger, chipotle chilis, jack cheese, and that keto bun looks incredible!

  4. Sarah May 23, 2019 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Ohhh! This is my kind of burger. Definitely trying this next time.

  5. Laura May 25, 2019 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    WOW! That burger looks incredible! But I’m fascinated about those KETO buns. Looks like real bread!

  6. Angela Paris May 27, 2019 at 9:58 am - Reply

    I love the flavor shallots bring to the party – I don’t think they’re used nearly enough 🙂
    This looks so tasty Shelby! Pinning for sure!

  7. Christie June 1, 2019 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    I always have chipotle in adobo in my pantry. I love it’s flavor in everything! But this burger? It looks so drool worthy and packed with flavor. And those shallots? YUM!

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