Burgers · Sandwich

Lettuce Wrapped Burger Recipe

Lettuce Wrapped Burger Recipe

These burgers are wrapped in Green leafy vegetables. They are fresh and crisp in every bite. So yummy!

Are lettuce wrapped burgers healthy?

Burger lettuce wraps are a healthier option because you’re not using buns but instead using lettuce to replace it. For as long as you’re choosing the best healthy ingredients, it’s fair enough to say it’s healthy. Make it healthier by choosing healthy toppings and lean meat patties. These lettuce wraps are so good when fresh crisp lettuce is used. 

What lettuce is used to wrap burgers?

My choices are iceberg, green leaf, romaine, and butterhead. Savoy cabbage is also a good alternative with a nice sturdy cup shape. Burger lettuce wraps should have no strong flavors and ideally cup-shaped and sturdy. 

Lettuce Wrapped Burger Recipe


  • For the Burger Patties:
  • 1 kg Lean ground beef (88% or higher)
  • ¼ white onion, minced
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • For the Garnish:
  • 6 slices Deluxe American cheese or cheddar 
  • 6 slices tomatoes *Optional
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, very fresh and crisp (or green leaf, butterhead, romaine, or even savoy cabbage)
  • For the Sauce:
  • ½ cup mayo (preferably Kewpie low fat mayo)
  • 3 tbsp pickled relish
  • 1 tsp mustard (preferably dijon)
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp distilled vinegar (or apple cider)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • *Mix all together in a bowl and set aside in the fridge


  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. 
  2. For the Burger Patties: In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients until well combined.
  3. Scoop with a cup and shape it using your hands into burger patties. If you have an egg ring you can use that too, and press it until intact.
  4. Adjust the heat of the grill to medium heat, grease it with oil and start grilling the patties for about 6-7 minutes each side until medium done.
  5. Add cheese in the last 30 seconds of grill time.
  6. Remove from the grill and let rest for about 3 minutes.
  7. Line the burger with 2 pcs iceberg lettuce, then layered with tomatoes, cheese burger sauce and cover the top with 2 pcs lettuce on top. Use the lettuce like burger buns.
  8. Serve and enjoy!