Prep Time: 20 min • Cook Time: 10 min • Serves: 44 (1/4-pound) ground beef patties
We all know the jingle: two all-beef patties, special sauce, cheese, pickles, onions, sesame seeds, in a healthy and delicious lettuce wrap. Okay, maybe that’s not EXACTLY how it goes, but I certainly like it better.
Salt and black pepper
2 slices deluxe American cheese, cut in half
4 large lettuce leaves, such as Bibb lettuce
1/4 cup dill pickle slices
1/4 cup thinly sliced white onion
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons sugar substitute
2 teaspoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons sugar-free sweet relish
1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1 pinch salt and black pepper
Generously season the ground beef patties with salt and pepper.
Grill, broil, or pan-fry the burgers over medium-high heat until your desired temperature, about 3 minutes on each side for medium doneness.
Slice each burger in half to make 2 half-moon-shaped patties. Place 1/2 slice of American cheese in between each pair of the cut patties.
Lay out 4 large leaves of lettuce. Place a pair of cut burger patties with cheese atop each lettuce leaf.
Top with pickles, onion, and a dollop of Special Sauce. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Roll each lettuce leaf over the filling ingredients like a burrito to finish the wraps.
Special Sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together all Special Sauce ingredients, until combined.
Toasting Sesame Seeds: Place a small skillet over medium heat. Cook the
sesame seeds while constantly shaking the pan, just until seeds are
lightly browned and fragrant, just 3–4 minutes.
Calories: 385 • Fat: 31g • Protein: 23.5g • Total Carbs: 2.5g – Fiber: 0.5g = Net Carbs: 2g
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