Gluten Free Waffle Burgers

a burger with tomatoes, cheese, onions, and avocado on a waffle bun. there is a tan and grey checkered paper in the background

Gluten Free Waffle Burgers

The sourdough waffles we made were really popular as burger buns for a variety of burgers on the gluten free food cart. However, they could easily be replaced with toasted burger buns instead if the waffles are adventerous.
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Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burger, ground beef, waffle
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ⅓ lbs ground beef see note 1
  • ½ tbsp Magical Seasoning Mix
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese optional
  • 1 heirloom tomato other tomatoes can be substituted if heirlooms are not available
  • ¼ red onion sliced
  • lettuce or salad mix
  • waffles or burger buns


  • Heat a frying pan with the olive oil.
  • Form ⅓ lb burgers and place them in the hot pan.
  • Sprinkle the seasoning mix over the uncooked side of the burgers. Continue cooking until they are almost cooked to the desired internal temperature.
  • Right before they are done cooking, add a slice of cheddar cheese to the top of each burger. Add about a tablespoon of water to the pan and cover with a lid.
  • When the burger is done cooking and the cheese is melted, set to the side and allow to rest. Toast the burger buns or finish the waffles and assemble the burgers.
  • Add the tomato, red onion, lettuce, and avocado or desired toppings. Serve immediately.


  1. Use high-quality ground beef for this recipe. The taste is dependant on the quality of the meat used in this recipe. On the food cart, we always used fresh, never frozen, ground beef from a local butcher that sourced locally-raised grass-fed beef. This recipe shows off good-quality meat, but if lower-qualify beef is used, it will be evident. You can make them larger or smaller as you prefer.


My passion is supporting those who need to be gluten free. After my family had to transition to eating gluten free I realized how difficult it is. It is more than finding a recipe. It is about how to navigate social situations, deal with isolation, and other things that come along with it. I live in Oregon with my family, cats, and chickens.

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