Whip up a batch of these delicious Lettuce Wrap Burgers for a delicious and fresh meal! Made with seasoned beef patties, sriracha mayo sauce, lettuce leaf buns, cheese, and tomatoes, this low-carb burger is anything but boring.
If you are trying to limit your carbs, you don't have to deprive yourself of eating a delicious cheeseburger! This go-to burger recipe will knock your socks off. The crispy lettuce wrapped around the patty is the ultimate bun swap.
This Lettuce Wrap Burger recipe is...
- Quick to make
- Ready in 30 minutes
- Made with simple ingredients
How to Make Lettuce Wrap Burgers
- Mix up your seasoning mix in a bowl.
- Divide your beef into patties, shape, and season.
- Heat a skillet and cook burgers until done.
- While cooking, make the mayo-sriracha sauce.
- Once burgers are done, add cheese to melt.
- Assemble burgers with toppings and condiments.
Full directions for how to make Lettuce Wrap Burgers are in the printable recipe card below.
Tips & Tricks for Lettuce Wrap Burgers
You can grill your hamburgers or cook them in a skillet—it's up to you! I used the skillet method for ease. Just make sure that to heat up your pan so you get a nice sear.
When breaking up the meat, aim to make similarly sized patties. This will help all of your hamburger patties to cook evenly.
Use larger pieces of lettuce for your "buns." That way, your lettuce is more likely to stay firm and wrap around the burger patty. You're less likely to have a big mess on your hands while eating these burgers if your lettuce wraps all the way around!
Variations to Lettuce Wrap Burgers
I used ground beef for my burgers, but you can also use ground turkey, meatless burgers, etc. Just cook them as you would normally, serve, and enjoy!
Feel free to add or take off toppings to your taste. Try adding some sliced purple onions, pepper jack cheese, or even some bacon! Create a custom burger that you will enjoy.
Lettuce Wrap Burgers FAQs
What is the best lettuce to use for these burgers?
Iceberg, Boston, or Bibb lettuce are the top varieties to use for making lettuce burgers. Feel free to whichever type of lettuce you would like.
How many lettuce leaves do you use for a burger?
Generally, you will use 2–3 leaves per burger. If you have larger burger patties, you will, of course, use more leaves to keep your burger toppings and condiments from coming out and making a mess.
How do you wash lettuce but still keep it crispy?
You can use a lettuce spin system, or you can rinse your lettuce in a large bowl. Add a teaspoon of vinegar to a bowl of water to help remove any microbes on the lettuce leaves. After swishing your leave in the bowl of water, rinse well in cold water, then shake off remaining water or pat dry with a paper towel.
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Lettuce Wrap Burgers
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- 1 lb ground beef
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp sriracha
- 4 slices cheese such as cheddar or havarti
- 8 leaves large green leaf lettuce
- 1–2 tomatoes sliced
- In a small bowl, stir together salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Set aside.
- Divide the ground beef into 4 equal portions, and form each into a patty.
- Sprinkle both sides of each patty with the seasoning mixture.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and fry the burgers 8–10 minutes per side or until cooked through.
- While burgers are cooking, mix together the mayonnaise and sriracha in a small bowl.
- Once burgers are cooked, remove from heat and add one slice of cheese to each patty. It will melt from the heat of the burgers.
- Assemble the lettuce wraps by starting with one large piece of lettuce, then topping with the burger patty, a dollop of spicy mayo sauce, a slice of tomato, and finally one more lettuce leaf on top.