Cheeseburger Lettuce Wraps

Cheeseburger Lettuce Wraps

Balancing the calories you eat with the calories your body uses will help you maintain a healthy weight and prevent disease. Everyone has their own calorie limit. Staying within that limit can help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. You can enjoy your meals while making small changes to the amounts of food that you eat.

Cheeseburger Lettuce Wraps
Yield: 8 servings
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, scrubbed with clean vegetable brush under running water, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons low-fat Thousand Island salad dressing (optional)*
  • 8 Bibb or Romaine lettuce leaves, gently rubbed under cold running water
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, gently rubbed under cold running water, diced
  • 1/2 cup low-fat Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup dill pickles, chopped


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the beef and onion over medium-high heat until meat is browned and reaches an internal temperature of 160 °F on a food thermometer. Drain fat.
  3. Add garlic, salt, and pepper (if using) and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in salad dressing.
  4. Place lettuce leaves on a plate or serving dish. Spoon meat mixture into lettuce leaves. Top with tomatoes, cheese, and pickles.
  5. Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to four days.

* Your favorite condiment can be used in place of Thousand Island dressing.

Nutrition Information:

  • Serving Size (1/8 of recipe):
  • Calories 150
  • Total Fat 8g
  • Saturated Fat 3.5g
  • Cholesterol 55mg
  • Sodium 310mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 2g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Total Sugars 2g, includes 0g Added Sugars
  • Protein 16g
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 10%
  • Potassium 6%
Nutrition Software Used: 
ESHA Food Processor