By now you probably know that as registered dietitians and gals who love to whip up new dishes in the kitchen, one of the things we love most is sharing our healthy creations with you. Although most of our creations are veggie-centered, meatless, or contain poultry or seafood, many of you have requested healthy meals made with ground beef. So when our awesome gal-pal, Brooke Griffin, Founder and CEO of SkinnyMom.com, and of BrookeGriffin.com sent us a copy of her awesome new book, Skinny Suppers Cookbook– -and we spotted this delish-sounding meat dish (yep, it even sounds good to us non- red-meat eating girls!), we just had to share it with YOU! You’re welcome! 😉 Brooke graciously provided us with the recipe and photo! And check out this recipe and the description of it– straight from Brooke herself!
These lettuce wraps have all the yummy cheeseburger flavor, but the guilt is left at the door! By eliminating one of the highest-carb and -calorie features—the bun— and replacing it with vegetables, you can get this new and improved all-American tradition on your monthly meal calendar many times a month!
Cheeseburger Lettuce Wraps
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 12 minutes
Serves: 6 | Serving Size: 2 stuffed lettuce leaves
1 1⁄2 pounds lean ground beef
1 large onion, diced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 (10.5-ounce) can Campbell’s Healthy Request condensed cheddar cheese soup
1⁄2 tablespoon McCormick Grill Mates hamburger seasoning
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Heinz reduced-sugar ketchup
1⁄2 tablespoon yellow mustard
12 large romaine lettuce leaves
3⁄4 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese (I like Sargento)
4 dill pickle spears, chopped 1 cup diced tomato
- To make the beef filling: In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef, 1 cup of the diced onion, and the garlic until the beef is no longer pink, 7 to 8 minutes. Use a wooden spoon to break the beef up as it cooks. Drain any excess fat and return the skillet to the stovetop, turning the heat down to low.
- Add the cheddar soup and hamburger seasoning to the ground beef, mix well to combine, and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Meanwhile, to make the sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard.
- To assemble the lettuce wraps: Spoon a heaping 1/4 cup of the ground beef mixture into the bottom of a lettuce leaf. Top with 1 tablespoon cheddar, 1 heaping tablespoon each chopped pickles and diced tomatoes, and 1 teaspoon of the remaining diced onion. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon of the sauce. Repeat for a total of 12 wraps.
quick and easy: Make this dish even more fun for your family by setting it up as a “serve yourself bar.” Once cooked, set out the hamburger mixture along with a platter of lettuce leaves, cheese, pickles, tomatoes, onions, etc., and let everyone dress their wrap to their liking!
Calories 268 • Fat 14g • Carbohydrate 12g • Fiber 2g • Sugar 4g • Protein 26g
For more delicious, lightened-up recipes like this one, check out Brooke Griffin’s new best-selling cookbook, Skinny Suppers: 125 Lightened-Up, Healthier Meals for Your Family! Stay up to date with Brooke and SkinnyMom.com on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.