Cheeseburger Lettuce Wraps
When a cheeseburger is good, it’s one of the best things in the world! But if you’re living keto, or trying to eat low-carb, a burger can feel off limits. So get rid of the bun and grab some romaine– and you’ve got some delicious Cheeseburger Lettuce Wraps!
Using lettuce as a bun takes away the carbs, but shouldn’t take away from the flavor. Our cheesy meat filling is creamy and delicious, and we’re not leaving off any of the essential toppings.
Let’s talk through it.
The Cheesy Burger
We’re starting with our Fresh Churned Garlic Butter and some diced onion. We’ve got a lot of recipes that start this way, because it creates a delicious base of flavor. Add some ground beef (whatever percentage you want) and brown in the skillet with the garlic butter and onions. Don’t forget the salt and pepper!
Now comes the cheese! Cream cheese to start– it adds creaminess and holds everything together. Then comes some shredded cheddar, which really is the cheese you want in a cheeseburger.
Once everything is melted together, you’re ready for your lettuce!
Technically, what you see in our photos is a lettuce cup– we’re not wrapping the lettuce around the filling like you would a tortilla. So you can do whichever way you want.
Regardless, top your meat with diced tomatoes and pickles — the tomatoes add sweetness and pickles add acidity. You need both to cut through the fat and richness of the cheese and meat.
Feel free to use the condiments you would on a normal cheeseburger: ketchup, mustard, mayo.
- 2 T Chef Shamy Garlic Butter
- 1 cup onion, diced
- 1½ lb. ground beef
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 12 large romaine lettuce leaves
- Dill pickles, chopped
- Diced tomatoes
- Condiments, as desired
- In a large skillet, melt Garlic Butter over medium. heat. Add diced onion and cook 3 minutes. Add ground beef to the pan, and cook until browned.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Stir in cream cheese and cheddar cheese until fully incorporated and melted.
- Spoon meat mixture into lettuce leaves, and top with pickles, tomatoes, and condiments.