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High-Protein 1,000kcal Bulking Burger

High-Protein 1,000kcal Bulking Burger
Lauren Dawes
Writer and expert6 months ago
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Bulking season just got seriously tasty.

The golden rule of bulking is calorie surplus, right? Well, this ultimate meat-feast burger is just the thing to sink your teeth into. Packed with a whopping 1005 calories, it’s a quick and delicious dinner solution to help you hit those daily targets.

Making the burger patty yourself means you can really max out on the meat (and protein) you can squeeze into one bun. Then it’s time to top with all your favourite trimmings — crispy bacon, crunchy lettuce, and caramelised onions is where it’s at.

Bulking Burger


  • 250 g 20% fat beef mince
  • pinch salt and pepper (to season)
  • 1/2 onion (sliced)
  • 1 slice bacon
  • 1 slice cheddar
  • 1 soft white bread bun
  • 1 slice lettuce (optional)
  • 1 slice tomato (optional)



First, add the beef mince to a large mixing bowl and season. Use your hands to break the meat down, then roll into a large ball. Flatten this ball to make a thick patty.


Heat a little oil in a frying pan over a high heat and cook the burger until browned on each side and cooked through the middle.


Halfway through cooking the meat, add your onion slices to the pan and cook for a few minutes to soften as well as the bacon slice. For the final few minutes of cooking the burger, add the slice of cheddar to the top.


Remove the cheddar-topped cooked burger patty and onion slices once ready, and set aside. Toast each half of your burger bun in the pan alongside the bacon.


Once everything is ready, assemble your burger — add the beef patty, bacon, cooked onion, lettuce, tomato slices, and plenty of your sauce of choice. Mega.

Nutritional info per serving:

Total Fat68g
Total Carbohydrates7g

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Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class.

On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin.

Find out more about Lauren’s experience here.