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Lettuce Bun Cheeseburger Recipe

Are you craving a juicy, satisfying burger but want to keep it low-carb? Look no further than our delightful Lettuce Bun Cheeseburger recipe! Perfect for a summer barbecue, a quick weeknight dinner, or anytime you want a flavorful, guilt-free meal. With fresh, crisp lettuce replacing the traditional bun, and gooey melted cheese atop a perfectly seasoned patty, this recipe will have your taste buds dancing with joy. Let’s dive in and discover how to make this keto-friendly masterpiece!

Lettuce Bun Cheeseburger

Lettuce Bun Cheeseburger

This recipe puts a keto-friendly spin on the classic cheeseburger, swapping out the carb-heavy bun for crisp, refreshing lettuce leaves. It’s easy to make and bursting with flavor, making it a go-to option for those following a low-carb lifestyle or anyone looking for a delicious alternative to the traditional burger.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 large lettuce leaves (such as iceberg or butter lettuce)
  • 4 slices of cheese (cheddar, American, or your favorite variety)
  • Optional toppings: sliced tomato, onion, pickles, avocado


  1. Preheat your grill or skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Divide the ground beef into 4 equal portions and shape them into burger patties. Season each patty with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the burger patties on the grill or skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they reach your desired level of doneness.
  4. While the burgers are cooking, wash and dry the lettuce leaves. These will serve as your “buns.”
  5. Once the burgers are cooked to perfection, place a slice of cheese on top of each patty and allow it to melt slightly.
  6. To assemble your lettuce bun cheeseburgers, place a burger patty with melted cheese on top of a lettuce leaf. Add any optional toppings you desire.
  7. Top with another lettuce leaf to create a “bun,” and serve immediately.

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

  • Ground beef: 0g carbs
  • Lettuce leaves: <1g carb per leaf
  • Cheese slices: <1g carb per slice
  • Optional toppings: vary, but typically low in carbs

Overall carb content: Less than 5g per serving (depending on optional toppings)

A Keto-Friendly Twist on a Classic

With our Lettuce Bun Cheeseburger recipe, you can enjoy all the deliciousness of a classic cheeseburger without the guilt of extra carbs. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or simply craving a satisfying meal, this keto-friendly option is sure to hit the spot. Give it a try and savor the flavor of a healthier twist on a beloved favorite!

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