Lettuce Wrapped Basil Burgers

Lettuce Wrapped Basil Burgers are quick and easy if you’re short on time and energy. I’m always looking for tasty ways to cut the carbs and while there are many low-carb bread/bun recipes on the internet and a few expensive commercially made products on the market now, I love these just like this. Wrapping in lettuce can be a little messy, but most sloppy sandwiches I’ve ever eaten tasted the best. Don’t be afraid to have juicy goodness running down your arms. Just grab more napkins! 😋

Another Delightful Healthier Entrée

You can, however, place this burger on a bun and be wowed by unique taste of an herb most people wouldn’t think to put in the meat mixture. Save at least 117 calories and 21 grams of carbs by going with the lettuce wrap compared to a regular bun. Use freshly chopped basil or dried depending on what you have in your fridge or pantry. The same with finely diced onions and minced garlic.

Pile on any and all of your favorite burger toppings and wrap in a large leaf of iceberg lettuce. You might want to wear a bib, or at least lean over a plate! 😋

Lettuce Wrapped Basil Burgers

Serves 4

  • 1 lb. extra lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp dried basil or 1/4 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Sprinkle of Accent (MSG) on top and bottom of each burger
  • Top with your choice of cheese, if desired

Mix well all but the Accent. Patty up 4 – 1/4 lb burgers.

Spray grill pan, frying pan, or grill with olive oil.

Cook over medium-high heat. Sprinkle with Accent. Turn after 5-6 minutes. Sprinkle new side with Accent. Cook to well-done, or your desired doneness. Top with cheese and cover to let the cheese melt for a minute or place under a broiler for a minute or two.

Top with anything and everything you love on a burger. If you’re dieting, follow your specific diet’s guidelines. 🙂

You can add your choice of cheese; I did for Jimmie’s burger, but left it off of mine to keep it low carb. I’ve been debating on whether to continue on with low carb eating plan, going back to counting calories, or starting a brand new way of life by joining Weight Watchers. I love that almost all fruits and vegetables are zero points on WW. It seems to me, fruits and vegetables should be a no-brainer for a natural source of the vitamins and nutrients that do our bodies good. Decisions, decisions! 😜

This recipe is Whole30, Paleo, Low Carb, Low Calorie, and Keto!

Healthy, happy eating, y’all! 😊

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