lettuce wrapped

sun-dried tomato burger


No fork necessary for this easy backyard dinner – as salad and burger come together in one delicious leafy package!

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes



1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef

1/3 cup (75 mL) finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes, in oil

2 tbsp (30 mL) each finely chopped fresh parsley and basil

1 tbsp (15 mL) Worcestershire sauce

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper

16 leaves Inspired Greens Green Batavia

2 oz (60 g) goat cheese, crumbled

3 tbsp (45 mL) prepared pesto



1. Preheat grill to medium-high; grease grate well.


2. In bowl, combine beef, sun-dried tomatoes, parsley, basil, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt and pepper until well combined; shape into 8 burgers. Grill, turning once, for 8 to 10 minutes or until meat is cooked through.


3. Place each burger in centre of 1 lettuce leaf; repeat with remaining burgers. Top with goat cheese, pesto and remaining leaves.



For added crunch, make an easy quick pickle: Stir together 1/2 cup (125 mL) white vinegar and 1 tsp (5 mL) each salt and sugar. Microwave for 30 seconds to dissolve, then add 1/2 cup (125 mL) thinly sliced cucumbers, radishes or beets; let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature or refrigerate until ready to serve.

The Star Group
whole leaf
The Star Group
whole leaf
Lettuce Wrapped Burger: no bun - no problem!
Lettuce Wrapped Burger: no bun - no problem!