If these are not bariatric then I don’t know what is! We love these mini burgers, layered on a bamboo skewer with lettuce, tomatoes and pickles! These burger bites make the perfect low-carb, high protein bariatric meal! Just set out the ketchup and mustard for dipping and watch them disappear! Enjoy in confidence!


2 lbs 93% beef
4 oz center cut raw bacon, minced
2 tbsp prepared mustard
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 head butter lettuce
30 cherry tomatoes
30 dill pickle chips or slices
Ketchup, mayo and/or mustard optional for serving


*Using your hands, gently mix together the beef, bacon, mustard, salt, onion powder and pepper.
*Form into 30 (golf ball size) meatballs.
*Heat a grill or grill pan to high heat and grill 3 minutes on each side, or until your desired doneness.
*Place on skewers with lettuce, pickles and tomatoes and serve with ketchup and mustard for dipping.


Yield: 30 “bites”, Serving Size: 1 bite
Calories: 66
Protein: 8 grams
Carbohydrates: 1.5 grams
Total Fat: 2.5 grams

Slightly adapted from Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain Celebrations.

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