South Beach Diet Classic Grilled Cheeseburger Recipe

Recipe posted in: Lunch/Dinner
healthy bun-less grilled cheeseburger by south beach diet

Burger lovers know what makes a good burger good. It’s all about the flavor and texture. Here is our version of the great American favorite. It’s delicious and tender and totally guilt-free!

Try this high protein bun-less grilled cheeseburger for a satisfying, low carb meal that is complete with all your favorite fixings. Lean ground beef creates the homemade patty and is piled high with Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and Dijon mustard. This hearty and healthy meal has all the flavors you know and love.

Cooking tip: Look for ripe tomatoes at the peak of the season for an extra-juicy touch.

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Phase: Weight Loss Phase, Weight Maintenance Phase

Servings: 4

Nutrition Information

  • 0.25 Healthy Fat
  • 2 Protein


  • 1 ½ lb. lean ground beef
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 oz. Swiss cheese slices
  • 4 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 4 green leaf lettuce leaves
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced


  1. Heat grill or grill pan to medium-high.
  2. Mix together beef, salt, and pepper; form into 4 patties. Grill patties to desired doneness, 4 minutes per side for medium. Top with cheese and cover; cook until cheese is melted, 1 minute.
  3. Remove from heat, spread with mustard, and top with lettuce, tomato, and onion; serve.