Easy Bunless Burger Recipe – Lettuce Wrap Bacon Cheeseburger

Homemade Bunless Burger
Grain Free Keto Friendly Kid Friendly Low Carb One Pan 

Nutrition: 404 Calories | 1.1g Net Carbs | 9.4g Protein | 28.9g Total Fat

Enjoy a restaurant style lettuce wrapped bacon cheeseburger at home with this easy bunless burger recipe, and make your own paper wrapper too.

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Burgers are such a tasty and easy meal. I think just about everyone loves them too. And burgers are easy enough to personalize so everyone gets just what they want. These days bunless burgers are really popular. More and more restaurants are listening to the customers desires and putting bunless burger options on their menu too. It’s great for those of us looking for lighter meal options and looking for easy low-carb choices. Personally, I love a great lettuce wrapped burger. The refreshing lettuce adds a great crunch to the burger, and you can enjoy the burger as it was meant to be (with your hands).

DIY Paper Wrapper for Your Homemade Lettuce Wrapped Burger

Lettuce wrapped burgers are easy to make at home too. But, let’s be honest, lettuce doesn’t soak up all the juicy goodness of a great burger like a bun does. Eating a bunless burger can get messy. At restaurants they serve the burgers in a paper wrapper which keeps everything together and prevents the juice from running down your arm. It’s really easy to recreate these paper wrappers at home. All you need is parchment paper or wax paper.

  1. Start with a square of paper. Then, fold two opposite corners together, creating a triangle.
  2. Fold the top corner down to the long side of the triangle (where you just made a fold). Crease this fold and open it back up.
  3. Fold the same corner down to the new crease you just made and crease again, creating a small triangle at the top.
  4. Fold the large triangle on the first crease and tuck in the small triangle. This creates a “pocket” for the burger. Make as many as you need and set aside.

Season and Grill the Burgers

Once all of your wrappers are made, it’s time to start cooking the burgers. Form ground beef into patties by hand, or use pre-made patties. Season both sides of the patties with garlic powder and season salt. Whether you’re cooking inside or outside, heat up the grill over high heat. When the grill is hot, put the seasoned patties over the heat. Sear the meat and grill for three to five minutes. If you see juices starting to bubble up on top, flip the burger patties to sear the other side and seal the juices inside.

Add Bacon and Cheese

After about three minutes on the second side, top the patties with cooked bacon slices and sliced cheese. When the cheese is melted, about two minutes, remove the patties from the heat and let them rest.

Build the Lettuce Wrap

Open up the paper wrappers you made earlier. Start with a layer of lettuce. Depending on how much lettuce you like, you can use a couple large leaves of lettuce or a thick slice of iceberg lettuce. Next, add your burger patty, condiments and topping. Finish your burger with a second layer of lettuce.

Finish Wrapping Your Burger with Paper

Now that you’ve built your lettuce wrap burger, it’s time to finish folding the paper wrapper. Fold up the bottom of the paper pocket over the burger. Then, pick up the burger and wrap the sides around the back to hold it all together. Wrap up the rest of your burgers and enjoy.

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Easy Bunless Burger Recipe – Lettuce Wrap Bacon Cheeseburger

Enjoy a restaurant style lettuce wrapped bacon cheeseburger at home with this easy bunless burger recipe, and make your own paper wrapper too.

Total Time: 20 min
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min


  • 4 Quarter Pound Burger Patties
  • 4 Slices of Bacon, Cooked
  • Iceberg Lettuce
  • 4 Slices Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 4 tsp Horseradish Mustard
  • Garlic Powder
  • Season Salt
  • Parchment Paper or Wax Paper


  1. Fold four square pieces of parchment or wax paper into wrappers. See steps and photos above.
  2. Heat up the grill oven high heat. Season the burger patties with garlic powder and season salt on both sides.
  3. When the grill is hot, add the seasoned patties to the grill. Sear the meat and cook for 3-5 minutes. When the juices start bubbling, flip the burgers to sear the other side. 
  4. After 3 minutes on the second side, break the bacon slices in half. Put one slice (2 halves) of bacon on top of each patty and top with one slice of cheese. Let the burgers finish cooking while the cheese melts, about 2 minutes. Remove the burgers from the heat and let them rest.
  5. Build the lettuce wrap burger inside the paper wrapper: lettuce, burger, 1 teaspoon mustard and more lettuce. Wrap the burger in the paper wrapper. Repeat for each bunless burger. Serve and enjoy.


Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1 Lettuce Wrap Burger

Amount Per Serving:  Calories: 404,  Total Fat: 28.9g, Saturated Fat: 5.4g,  Cholesterol: 32.7mg, Sodium: 411.9mg, Carbohydrates: 1.1g, Fiber 0g, Sugars: 0.2g, Protein 9.4g

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