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The Best Low FODMAP Burgers

This is our recipe for the best-ever low FODMAP burger!

Course: Dinner & Lunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 4 Servings
Calories: 625 kcal
Author: Dédé Wilson


  • 1 pound (455 g) 80% or 85% lean ground beef, well chilled
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 low FODMAP gluten-free hamburger buns
  • 4 thin slices of cheddar or Swiss cheese, or your low FODMAP cheese of choice
  • Lettuce, green or red leaf or butter lettuce
  • 4 slices of beefsteak tomato
  • 4 slices of crisp cooked bacon; use gluten-free if following a gluten-free diet


  1. Place the beef in a mixing bowl, season lightly with salt and pepper and gently combine; do not overwork the meat.
  2. Divide the meat into four equal plump patties, taking care not to overly compress the meat. Make a slight dimple in the center of each patty with your thumb, which will encourage even cooking. Set aside. Have your buns toasted, if desired. (If we are using a skillet, we toast them on the skillet; if we are using a grill, we toast them on the grill).
  3. Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat or prepare your grill to a medium-high heat. Add the burgers and cook for about 3 minutes, undisturbed. Flip over and cook for about 3 minutes more for medium-rare, or a minute longer if you like them more well done. If you are adding cheese, do so during the last minute of cooking, covering if necessary to encourage the cheese to melt.
  4. Arrange lettuce on bottom of burger bun, add a slice of tomato and place (cheese) burger on top. Crown with bacon and add your low FODMAP condiments of choice; serve immediately.



  • One of the techniques that most home cooks perform incorrectly comes at the beginning of prep - do not over-handle or over-compact the burger. A looser pack will yield a juicer burger.
Nutrition Facts
The Best Low FODMAP Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 625 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 40g80%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.