Lettuce Burger Wraps

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 27, 2010

So we made our burgers this past Sunday night. And there were only enough buns for Steve and Grandma.  I could have used regular bread instead, but I went for the lower calorie option. (Shedding postpartum baby weight is taking a little longer this go around!)

I just took some of the large leaves from a Romaine lettuce head and wrapped the patty up with some red onion and condiments.

Perfection.

How do you like your burgers?!?  Got any fun variations to share.

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Fran April 27, 2010 at 5:30 pm

We make something very similar to this!! We call it Hamburger Salad. Very yummy :)

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Crystal April 27, 2010 at 5:36 pm

This a great idea for cutting calories but still enjoying a burger! I’m looking for ways to shed postpartum baby weight after my first is born in May. This is going on my list!

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DarcyLee April 27, 2010 at 5:56 pm

My husband and I eat our burgers like that whenever we want to go more low-carb. They are surprisingly very good this way, too!

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Lynn April 27, 2010 at 6:30 pm

I have been eating them with lettuce like this since going gluten free and it is not bad. Plus, like you said it is lower calorie and carb this way.

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Jennifer April 27, 2010 at 6:53 pm

This is the way my family generally eats it. Though we may vary the types of lettuce.

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Candi April 27, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Might be fun to do a chicken burger and throw in some Asian flavors.

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familyofthree April 27, 2010 at 7:57 pm

I have to say… I’m a sucker for Applebee’s Quesadilla Burgers. I should try throwing mine on a tortilla next time!

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Annie Harbert April 27, 2010 at 8:12 pm

I enjoy freshly sliced avacado on my burger!

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Amy April 27, 2010 at 9:46 pm

Turkey burgers with Teriyaki glaze and grilled pineapple!

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Sarah April 28, 2010 at 6:32 am

I love to do mine with ground turkey breast, freshly grated garlic, balsamic vinegar, and a little olive oil and black pepper. Then I top with reduced-fat pepper jack cheese and salsa. YUM!

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Karen April 28, 2010 at 12:29 pm

haha, we have that in Korean culture, you get lettuce and various spices and dab on the korean bbq, and beef and voila. munchies! :) I think there is a lettuce wrap @ cheesecake factory as well.

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rona April 28, 2010 at 4:24 pm

This is how I order my Carls Jr Burger

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