Chimichurri Burger Recipe

Published on November 18th 2022 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on April 1st 2024
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Front shot of Chimichurri Burger

Chimichurri Burgers are rich, delicious, extremely addicting, and filling. Seared beef patties topped with white cheddar cheese slices are placed onto keto or gluten-free burger buns smeared with smashed avocados. The burgers are topped with fresh homemade chimichurri sauce, thinly sliced red onions, and the top burger bun. This chimichurri burger is tasty; however, if you want to make it even better, serve it with Air Fryer Zucchini Chips or Avocado ChipsSweet Potato Fries and Okra Fries are also good gluten-free options. Either way, this chimichurri burger will be delicious no matter what you serve it with. 


How long does a chimichurri burger take to cook?

It takes about 10 minutes to cook chimichurri burgers. 


Does chimichurri have carbs?

Yes, chimichurri has carbs. Each 1/4 cup serving of chimichurri sauce has about 3 carbs. 


How many calories are in a chimichurri burger?

There are 670 calories in each chimichurri burger. 


Can I eat chimichurri on keto?

Yes, you can eat chimichurri on the keto diet. That's because it's made with keto-friendly ingredients such as parsley, cilantro, garlic, onions, jalapeños, and olive oil. 


Author: Sarah Leadon
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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
4 persons


  • 1/4 cup Parsley Leaves


  • 1/4 cup Cilantro Leaves


  • Juice of 1/2 Lime 


  • 2 Garlic Cloves 


  • 1/2 small Red Onion


  • 1/2 Jalapeño, seeds removed


  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil


  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt 


  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper 

Burger Patties:
  • 1 pound 80/20 Ground Chuck 


  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder 


  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder 


  • 1/2 teaspoon White Pepper


  • 1 teaspoon Salt 


  • 4 slices White Cheddar Cheese 

Smashed Avocadoes:
  • 1 medium Avocado


  • Juice of 1/2 a Lime 


  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt 


  • 1/8 teaspoon Black Pepper 

To Assemble:
  • 1/2 small Red Onion, thinly sliced


  • 4 keto or Gluten-Free Burger Buns



Place the chimichurri ingredients into a food processor and pulse until the ingredients are finely minced and combined. 


Mixing chimichurri Seasonings

Pour the chimichurri into a small bowl, cover it with plastic wrap and set it aside until the burgers are cooked. 

Placing chimichurri Sauce in a plate
Burger Patties:

Add the ground chuck into a large bowl along with the garlic powder, onion powder, white pepper, and salt. Mix it with your hands until it is combined. Do not overmix the burger mixture. 


Preparing burger patties and it's ingredients

Divide the mixture into four sections. Grab one area of the meat and roll it into a small ball using your hands. 


Shaping 4 burger balls

Flatten the ball slightly and shape it into a patty that is 1/2 inch thick. Place the burger onto a plate and repeat with the remaining 3 sections. 


Preparing the burger patties

Place a large cast-iron skillet on the stove. Turn it to medium-high heat. Add the burger patties to the skillet and cook them for 3-4 minutes. Turn the burgers over and cook them for another 4 minutes. 


Cooking the burger patties

Add a slice of white cheddar cheese to each burger and cook the burgers for another 1-2 minutes until the cheese melts. 


Adding cheese on top of the burger

Remove the burgers from the skillet, place them onto a plate. Let the burgers rest for 2 minutes.

Resting burger for 2 minutes
Smashed Avocadoes:

Place the avocado, lime juice, salt, and pepper into a small bowl, and smash with a fork until it reaches your desired texture. 


Preparing avocadoes

Place the bottom burger buns onto a serving platter. Spread the smashed avocados onto each bun. 


Spreading smashed avocado into burger buns

Add the burgers on top of the smashed avocados. Add 1-2 tablespoons of chimichurri to each burger and top with the sliced onions and the top bun.


Assembling the Chimichurri Burger

Serve the chimichurri burgers with fries or a side salad.  

Serving the Chimichurri Burger
Sarah Leadon

Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

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Sarah Leadon

Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon