One of my fellow weight watcher pals sent me the link from Food I Make My Soldier (don’t you love that name?), for a different take on a hamburger. Who doesn’t like a good ol’ hamburger? Yum. Just skip the bun and you’re done. (see what I did there?)
So I must admit I buy precooked hamburger patties all the time, and have a patty with cheese, but it never dawned on me to add the rest. And I’ve even had lettuce wraps before! DOH! So you can make your own, or be lazy like me.
Nonetheless, here’s the yummy recipe!
Lettuce Wrapped Cheeseburgers
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 Tbsp oregano
- 2 Tbsp reduced sugar ketchup
- 2 tomatoes, sliced thin
- 1 head of iceberg lettuce, leaves removed
- 6 slices American cheese
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 3 Tbsp reduced sugar ketchup
- 1 Tbsp dill pickle relish
- dash of salt and pepper
Heat your grill pan or skillet on medium heat and add a little Kerry Gold Butter.
In a large bowl, mix together the beef, salt, pepper, Worcestershire, oregano and ketchup.
Divide the mixture into 6 sections, and roll each piece into a ball then press down flat and place on the grill pan.
Cook each burger for about 5 minutes on each side. Do not press down the burgers, that just dries them out.
Once you flip the burger, and the other side has about 2 minutes to cook, put 1 slice of cheese on each burger.
In a small bowl mix together the spread ingredients and refrigerate.
Once you have cooked all your burgers and removed them from the pan, assemble them.
Place 1 cheeseburger on the lettuce leaf, top with 2 slices of tomato, a spoonful of spread, then wrap top to bottom with another lettuce leaf.
So, that’s it! Super simple and easy!
Recipe makes 6 cheeseburgers
Each lettuce wrapped burger has 2.23 carbs