We’re getting ready for summer and trying to lower our carbs for our dinners. So we ditched the bread bun and went for a crispy lettuce bun instead. I actually prefer this way of serving a burger – it makes the meat the star and is lighter plus gives you extra calories to enjoy dessert. I used Ingham’s turkey burgers from their Summer range which was the perfect filling for our burgers – juicy, flavoursome and it held it’s shape really well (which is crucial for a bread-less burger). YUM!


Ingredients (serves 4 | makes 4 Burgers)

  • Packet Ingham's Extra Lean Turkey Burgers (4 Burger Patties)
  • 4 Portobello Mushrooms
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 4 Pickled Cucumbers
  • 8 Big Leaves Of Lettuce
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Tomato sauce

Method

  1. Cut the onions into slices and place on a baking tray.
  2. Place the mushrooms on the same baking tray. Spray with cooking spray oil.
  3. Roast in the oven at 200 degrees for about 15 - 20 minutes
  4. In the meanwhile, cook the burgers - I fried them on a non-stick frying pan but you can grill them in the oven or barbecue them.
  5. Wash the large lettuce leaves, cut the pickles and tomato slices.
  6. To build each burger, place a lettuce leaf on a plate, add the pickles and tomatoes, a few grilled onions and then one mushroom on top of the onions. Place the burger on top of the vegetables then add the sauce of your choice on top of the turkey patty. Finally add another lettuce leaf on top. Repeat for the other three burgers.


  • Haven’t tried turkey rissoles. Thanks for the recipe.

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  • I’m not sure the kids would love the idea of lettuce leaves as a burger bun but no doubt they’d still eat the filling.

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  • Lettuce leaves are always great substitute for bread and buns love the idea we use them for wraps too

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  • Healthy option without the bun. Thanks for the idea

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  • Sounds like a good recipe and would be yum.

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  • A wonderful idea; looks delicious.

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  • I would have never thought to make a bunless burger! Great idea!

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  • Great idea. I use lettuce leaves like this and it is so yum and doesn’t over fill me. Much lighter meal.

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  • I never would have thought to do this!

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  • I noticed this week that Nordburger do bun less burgers. I will have to try one!

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  • I like all of the ingredients in your recipe – but just have to have a burger bun – love carbs and the energy they give me! Thanks for the recipe.

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  • I have had bunless burgers before and they are yum, I didn’t miss the bread at all. I know I will enjoy this one, chunky meat patty and the addition of a whole mushroom, oh boy!

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  • Love the idea of bunless burgers it looks light and yumm

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  • Need to check if burgers are GF.

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  • Love this idea, something light and handy for my family with their heath problems.

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