UnBun Bacon Burger with Secret Sauce Paleo Whole30 Primal Gourmet Easy Keto Recipe Summer Grilling BBQ

UnBun Bacon Burgers with Secret Sauce

Grill up these UnBun Bacon Burgers with Secret Sauce at your next cookout! I guarantee they're a hit and you'll never guess the buns are grain & gluten free!

Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword keto, paleo, unbun
Servings 8 burgers


For the Secret Sauce:

  • ½ cup Whole30 or Paleo compliant mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free relish or finely chopped dill pickles
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • ½ teaspoon granulated onion
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup optional

For the Burgers:

  • 8 UnBun Keto Buns 2 packs total
  • 8 strips sugar-free bacon
  • 2 lbs ground beef preferably ground chuck
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 4-5 dill pickles thinly sliced, for serving
  • ½ head of iceberg lettuce thinly sliced, for serving
  • 1 white onion finely chopped, for serving


For the Secret Sauce:

  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

For the Burgers:

  1. Using a digital scale, divide ground beef into 8 quarter-pound portions. Roll meat into ball and form into 1.5” thick patties. Using your thumb, make an indent in the center of each patty to help keep their shape while cooking. Cover and refrigerate until ready to cook.
  2. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. If using a Traeger, preheat grill to 400F.
  3. Arrange bacon on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Transfer to grill and cook over indirect heat for approximately 20 minutes or until cooked to desired crispiness. Transfer bacon to a plate lined with paper towel and wrap with foil to keep warm.
  4. Liberally season both sides of each burger patty with salt and pepper. If using a Traeger, raise heat to 450F. Place burgers over direct heat, dimpled side up first, and cook 4-5 minutes per side or until cooked to desired doneness.
  5. Slice UnBun Keto buns in half and toast on grill, cut-side down, for 60 seconds.
  6. Assemble each burger by spreading Secret Sauce on the bottom bun. Follow with onions, lettuce, bacon, burger patty, pickles and more Secret Sauce. Serve with napkins!

Recipe Notes

  1. The agave syrup is optional here. It adds a mild sweetness that mimics the famous sauce this is trying to replicate. However, I don't think it's entirely necessary and can easily be omitted for a Keto, Paleo and Whole30 version.
  2. I think the UnBun Keto Buns taste best when lightly toasted. To do this, simply slice them in half and grill them for a few seconds on the grill.