fbpx
Home » Blog » Burger No Bun Please A Gluten Free Option

Burger No Bun Please A Gluten Free Option

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

Oh yummy this is one delicious burger without the bun!

Have you been wanting some alternatives to having a good burger without the bun (aka gluten free if you so desire) well here’s one! 

 Gluten Free

Yes these past few months especially over the Summer with all the grilling we did on the barbeque hubby and I had our burgers all of the time without the buns. We’ve come to really prefer it this way as it’s so yummy and we don’t get the heaviness of the bread! Just look at that hamburger doesn’t it look delicious? That one is mine with my preferred toppings of some cheddar cheese, sauteed mushrooms, pickles and some fresh basil I love basil and it tastes amazing on a burger! I’ve also seen people wrap lettuce around their burger so if you don’t want to use a knife and fork like we do you can so there’s two options for you! 

I’ve also topped my burger with avocado and tomato as well but I always have pickles on mine and hubby likes to add bacon to his. You get so full this way why would you need the bun? Of course if you’d like a bigger meal you still have the options of sides like the dish below where I had some fresh tomatoes and cucumbers with some olive oil and a wee bit of salt and pepper on them along with some baked (not deep fried) fries. So if you want those crabs you can still get them but I rarely have it with fries however, my hubby and daughter love their fries so I usually bake some for them and I’ve even cooked them on an old cookie sheet on the barbeque too. Either way it’s a filling delicious meal without any bread if that’s your goal or if you’re like us you just like it without the bun 🙂

IMG_2296

 

How do you like to eat your burger? Feel free to comment below 🙂

By on September 24th, 2013

About Powered by Mom

I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

More posts by this author.

120 thoughts on “Burger No Bun Please A Gluten Free Option”

  1. This looks yummy. I need to cut back on carbs per my doctor so this would be perfect. Thank you so much for sharing

    Reply
  2. WOW! My hubby always has to have a bun with his hamburgers! Plus, he likes the round artisan like buns (you know the ones that are generally to big for your burger!) I will eat my burger an awful lot without all that bread! I like ketchup, relish, red onion, pickles, lettuce, cheese and a little salt and pepper! I’m pretty plain when it comes to certain things I eat! The kids will pretty much eat anything you put in front of them! The kids and I love chicken, however, hubby hates it! It’s not too often that I make chicken because I have to make something entirely different for hubby! I’ve been thinking about getting some chicken and the next time we have spaghetti, make breaded chicken with cheese and the kids and I can have chicken parmesan while hubby just eats his bread, salad and his spaghetti! Burgers on the grill are the best though! I hate when they all ask for burgers and I have to fry them up! They just don’t taste the same and their a lot greasier! Thanks so much for sharing your “recipe” for burgers with all of us! I honestly do appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂

    Reply
  3. Love this we do it often, tip for a healthier option we would take and substitute the fries with zucchini and yellow squash stick and lightly tossed and in olive oil and grilled the sprinkled wit a little parmesan cheese. and on my burger instead of cheddar cheese I use mozzarella slices it is healthier.

    Reply
  4. That burger does look delicious. If I have my burger without a bun I usually just top it with some cheddar cheese, squirt on the mustard, and then add sliced onions.

    Reply
  5. This Gluten Free Burger looks delicious with all the trimmings and without the bun!!! My New Year’s Resolution is to eat Gluten Free!!! Thank you for the ideas of what to put on it!!! Happy New Year!!!

    Reply
  6. Oh my goodness that looks delicious. I eat my burgers without the buns. I have never been a huge fan of them anyways, and it just tastes better without it! I love topping my burgers with all sorts of stuff. Avocado is a delicious idea. Healthy and tasty!

    Reply
  7. I stopped using a bun a few years ago to lose weight and I found that I like it better (unless there is a sweet bun option- foccacia, ciabatta )! I love swiss mushroom burgers too!

    Reply
  8. I am glad to know that I am not the only one who likes burgers without a bun. I prefer mine with Swiss cheese and sautéed mushrooms and onions. It’s making my mouth water just thinking about it.

    Reply
  9. I rarely eat bread at all. It fills me up to the point of being uncomfortable all day. I always eat my burger without a bun. Try some A-1 steak sauce. It’s really good.

    Reply
  10. I agree with all the others, this looks incredible! I do love my bun when I am eating a burger but this looks so good I would not even realize I was missing anything while eating it! Basil is really good on burgers, I grew some this summer and thought I would throw it in just to try and I loved it! (kids not so much haha). I love to bbq a big portabello mushroom and make my burgers a ” double patty” sometimes. Ahhh i miss summer and being able to access the bbq =)

    Reply
  11. Ohhhh this looks delicious! Made me hungry! I like my Burger with just Cheese, and Mayo, but I also have it with Avocado every once in a while.

    Thanks for the Post, and the Picture!

    Reply
  12. I would love a burger like this, the bun is always so filling and I want the good stuff instead. OMG this looks sooo delicious!

    Reply
  13. OMG! Cheddar cheese, mushrooms and basil! Who needs the bun? This sounds so good, you almost don’t need the burger! LOL! Toss a little red onion on, and voila! Instant bliss!

    Reply
  14. Oh man this looks delicious! Im not on a gleuten – free diet and am not worried about gleuten, but I am going to have to give this one a try!

    Reply
  15. wow that looks so good, im going to try it out, we are trying to cut gluten from our diets, someone told us that it is the cause of excess belly fat too so we are trying to go gluten free, so thanks for the great recipe, my husband is going to love it

    Reply
  16. I love my hubbys burgers the most! I make a traditional (?) burger, with pickles, onions, ketchup, and mustard. He BBQs them on the grill and they’re the juiciest, yummiest burgers ever!

    Reply
  17. Oh wow that looks really good! Im trying to eat healthier so Im gonna give this a try. My hubby loves his bread but I can do without it so this works for me.

    Reply
  18. I normally wouldn’t eat a burger without a bun,but that burger with the mushrooms looks excellent.I’m going to try that combination the next time we grill.

    Reply
  19. OH yummm! Gosh this really looks so good–that its making me really hungry– so as soon as I can I need to go eat something– I really like the idea of NO bun– the meat always taste so much better–thanks for your review

    Reply
  20. We have a restaurant near me called Snuffy’s that I order a burger just like this…burger no bun. It is delicious. One trick is to order extra lettuce leaves if possible and use them as the faux bun.

    Reply
  21. Honestly – I’ve been eating burgers without the bun – which how my Mom and my Grandma always did as well. So you could say it’s been handed down through generations of women on my mothers side. We don’t miss the bun at all (and certainly not the empty calories!) – and love the thoughtfulness and creativity the Bunless Burger inspires.

    My Honey/Hubby however, has been a harder sell – but I he really seems to be coming around. We’ve been eating burgers in wrapped in lettuce leaves – which he discovered were not so bad after all – and then he noticed (YAY!) that he was actually losing weight – I mean real significant weight! And all the while he was still enjoying his “almost” burgers!

    But I also love your creative (and yummy looking) bunless burger ideas. I think the hardest part is getting the guys to truly “think outside of the bun!” And that’s when the fun kicks in. Thanks!

    Reply
  22. I make my patty a little larger than bun-size and eat it like a HB steak, but I use ground turkey. I watch carbs and yeast products. This looks very good!

    Reply
  23. I tried gluten free once for 2 months, I did well sticking with the plan and lost some weight but then got very sick and just couldn’t prepare food and switched back to the quick and easy stuff. I want to try going gluten free again to see if it helps with some of my medical issues. This looks so yummy that you have really made me consider trying it again. Thank you.

    Reply
  24. I’ve never gone bune-free, but I may have to start now! I’m trying to lose weight and this would be an easy way to cut out refined white flour and empty calories. Your burger looks intriguing too. I’ve never done fresh basil on a burger before, and now I’m curious to try it mysel!

    Reply
  25. Unless I have really good bread for my bun I prefer the burger without the bun . expecially if I am having potaotes with it. Your burger looks scrumptuous

    Reply
  26. I never tried a burger without a bun, guess I thought people would think I was crazy, but I really don’t like the buns. this looks so good, I’m making these for supper tonight with the baked fries, also don’t like the greasy fries. Thanks for the review and info.

    Reply
  27. I think this looks great. I would personally do fresh chopped mushrooms as they’re more filling and have a great texture. Also tomato and bacon talks to me 😀

    Other toppings that are good are lettuce, red onion ( try it sometime instead of white or yellow onion and you’ll be a convert also) pickles, chili, different cheeses really set it apart ( I like swiss or monterey jack) and also don’t forget sauces! Mustard, dijon mustard, mayo, ketchup, A1, BBQ sauce, all are great flavor options!

    Reply
  28. OMG ! This looks delicious. My daughter and I haven’t been using buns lately so the burger above is a definite do for me. I love mushrooms and bacon along with some cheddar cheese and a nice juicy slice of tomato with a little oregano on top. Thanks for sharing.
    Carol L

    Reply
  29. I prefer to eat my burgers without buns, not so much because of a Gluten concern, but because it cuts out so many carbs and often wasted calories.

    Reply
  30. I don’t have a gluten allergy but this article reminds me of Hereford house in Lees Summit,Missouri It’s a steak place they fix Hamburgers for lunch, Where they put all the fixins on the burger. Yes, your burger looks Fantastic. It makes me hungry again. All I ate today was Breakfast and Lunch. So sometimes I don’t always eat the third course meal. Good idea for cooking fries on the grill have to try that sometime with the grill.

    Reply
  31. My 12 year old is trying to be gluten free so this would be good for him. I just would skip the bread for the carbs. Can’t imagine that I would miss the bun too much, especially if we still put the toppings on the burger.

    Reply
  32. I like my burgers without buns too. The one pictured in this post looks great… I like most anything on my burgers but my favorite would be hot pepper cheese, lettuce, tomato and guacamole.

    Reply
  33. I like to eat my burger (turkey or chicken) with rice, potatoes, or fries. If you are having fries there really is no reason to have a bun.

    Reply
  34. This burger looks absolutely delicious! Those pickles look wonderful. If I were to make this burger, I would probably wrap mine in lettuce for an extra serving of veggies!

    Reply
  35. I don’t have them often but when I do, I’ve been eating mine without bread for about 12 years now. I have alot of stomach issues and bread tends to hit like lead. I prefer them that way! That burger looks delicious!

    Reply
  36. This hamburger looks so yummy and even better without the bun I am a big mushroom eater as well not sure about the pickles though Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
  37. Great idea and it looks so delicious. We’re always grilling burgers around here; beats the heat of an non air conditioned kitchen and adds flavor, too!

    Reply
  38. What a great way to have a hamburger. I’ve never had a hamburger without a bun but the next time I have one it’s going to be without one. And I think I’ll have a little side salad on the side.

    Reply
  39. I also don’t like to eat my burgers with a bun.I’m not a big fan of bread anyways.I like the idea of wrapping the burger in lettuce.I like my burgers with onions,pickles,tomatoes,and lettuce.

    Reply
  40. Such a great idea..when kids were little Id sometimes make them patties..never thought to do it now. M kids love piing things on theirs and this wa the could get it in their mouths better….lol…I want to tr this with bacon and guacamole..I know my daughter wil want to do a stuffed burger….cant wait to try

    Reply
  41. I like burgers with a bun. I think you can put more toppings on without a bun. My favorite is to add sauteed mushrooms or sauteed onions with crumbled bacon on. We have them quite frequently like this.

    Reply
  42. I’ve been gathering recipes and ideas for going gluten free as I’m told more and more it would help with my MS. Thanks for sharing this!

    Reply
  43. Those burgers of yours look delicious! We’ve always called gunless burgers Protein Burgers. I love them… Often I do have a bun, but not made of bread. Large Portobello mushrooms make excellent and tasty and healthy buns!

    Reply
  44. Perfect for me…..I have Type 2 Diabetes and don’t need the carbs anyway. The burger looks so delicious and I can’t wait to try it.

    Reply
  45. I have eaten a burger with no bun before to cut out the carbs. I like mine on a bun most of the time though with tomato, lettuce, cheese and bacon. I don’t eat burgers a lot so it is okay to indulge when i do eat it!

    Reply
  46. This is definitely the way to go, it’s how I eat my burger and I love it. Get creative with different toppings like bacon and sauteed onions in balsamic vinegar.

    Reply
  47. I never use a burger bun. Whenever I try to eat bread I get full to the point of feeling ill. I like a grilled cheeseburger with sauteed mushroom, onion and A-1 steak sauce.

    Reply

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.