{burger lettuce wraps}

7 Aug

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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so simple, so good.

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

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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! 🙂

 

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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 ❤

    Like

  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!

    Like

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