Lettuce Wrapped Burgers

Coming from a traditional ranch family, we love a good burger. With this low-carb, Big Mac inspired recipe, we can still enjoy that satisfaction. We tend to make these at a lot of family gatherings because they are easy to make for a large group. I also like to make these on a Friday or Saturday evening as a “treat” meal, since they are higher in calories. Kids love them and I get the satisfaction of having a Big Mac flavor…those of you who know me know I can pound some Big Macs (personal best is 4.5 for a $100 bet that I lost because I failed to eat all 5)!

Lettuce Wrapped Burgers

Tessa Ludwig
These burgers are a great go to recipe on Friday nights, when you hit the end of the week and want something easy but fulfilling greasy food cravings.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Resting Time 3 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 :6 oz. burgers
Calories 477 kcal


Food Processor


Burger Patties

  • 3 lbs Lean ground beef (88% or higher)
  • 1/4 Sweet onion, blended in food processor, or finely diced
  • 2 TBS Almond flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 8 slices Deluxe American cheese or cheddar if preferred *Optional
  • 8 slices tomatoes *Optional
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce

Burger Sauce

  • 1/2 cup soy free mayo
  • 3 TBS Unsweetened pickled relish
  • 2 TBS Spicy brown mustard
  • 1 TBS no sugar added ketchup
  • 1 tsp distilled vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika


Burger Patties

  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Mix all ingredients large bowl.
  • Divide meat into 8-6 oz. burger patties. Hand form and slightly depress burger with thumb in center of patty.
  • Turn grill down to medium heat, place patties on preheated grill and cook for about 6-7 minutes each side for medium to medium-well.  
  • Add cheese the last 30 seconds of grill time.
  • Remove from grill and let rest about 3 minutes.
  • Serve wrapped in 1-2 iceberg lettuce leaves with burger sauce.

Burger Sauce

  • Whisk all ingredients in small bowl. Cover and refrigerate.


Serving: 6oz.Sodium: 854.9mgSugar: 3.1gFiber: 1.5gPotassium: 70.5mgCholesterol: 149mgCalories: 477kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 2.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6.3gSaturated Fat: 11.1gFat: 32.8gProtein: 41gCarbohydrates: 5.3g
Keyword burgers, gluten free, lettuce wrapped burgers, Low-Carb
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