{burger lettuce wraps}

7 Aug


i love finger food. therefore, i love lettuce wraps.

i’m all about lettuce wraps these days. i feel like it’s my favourite new way to eat things – especially in the summertime!  i find that during the warmer months, i tend to want to eat “lighter” foods, and lettuce wraps fit the bill perfectly!


also, sometimes i just don’t care for the heaviness of bread or sandwiches. i mean, don’t get me wrong… i’m an east-coast girl at heart and i love my sub sandwiches from the local deli! however, as i said – when it’s hot like it’s been here {in the upper 90’s}, i feel like my body simply wants lighter fare… and so i willingly oblige.

PLUS – the waistline seems to appreciate it when i skip the bread 😉

i made these “burger wraps” the other day when i was craving a burger but didn’t have time, energy, or the grill to make a burger with. so, i improvised. what i love about lettuce wraps is they can be utilized for just about anything. the lettuce leaves themselves are the perfect vehicle to transport yumminess from plate to mouth to tummy.


in this recipe, i started with red lettuce leaves. i chose red because {especially} when it comes to food, in my book – the more colour, the better.


my method is simple : chop up some fresh tomatoes, red onion, dill pickles, and any other toppings you may want on a burger. then, simply brown some grass-fed ground beef on medium-to-high heat and add in a little S&P. finally, pile your toppings one-by-one onto your yummy lettuce wrap and then finish with some mustard and/or ketchup. i personally love both on my burgers.


i also love to crinkle up some potato chips and sprinkle them on top… they just kind of add the most perfect additional crunch!


so simple, so good.


especially paired with a simple brew like this session lager i love from oregon.


nom. NOM!

do you like lettuce wraps? what are some of your favourite ingredients to put in a lettuce-wrap?!

have a great weekend! and as always, thank you for reading! 🙂


2 Responses to “{burger lettuce wraps}”

  1. David August 10, 2015 at 3:39 am #

    You eat, you drink, you don’t get fat. I look at this blog and gain 10 lbs.
    How does that work? haha ❤


  2. chef mimi August 10, 2015 at 8:50 am #

    I love this idea! And I don’t eat a lot of bread, so this is really brilliant!


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