Who needs a bun? This delicious burger with Asian seasonings is topped with creamy California Avocado, sautéed shiitake mushrooms and fresh veggies, then wrapped in tender butter leaf lettuce.
Cal-Asian Lettuce Wrap Burger
Total Time: 15 min
Vitamin A 2926 (IU); Vitamin C 7 mg; Calcium 38 mg; Iron 3 mg; Vitamin D 20 (IU); Folate 65 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.1 g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 60%; Vitamin C 10%; Calcium 4%; Iron 20%
Ingredients1 lb. (90/10 lean to fat ratio) ground beef 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger 1 Tbsp. hoisin sauce 1 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce 8 oz. shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, caps sliced ¼-inch thick 1/2 tsp. toasted sesame oil 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and sliced 1/2 cup finely julienned or shredded carrots 2 green onions, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced 4 large butter lettuce leaves As needed sriracha for serving (optional)
- Combine the beef, garlic, ginger, hoisin sauce, and soy sauce in a bowl and mix well. Form into burger patties about ½” thick. Set aside.
- Heat half of the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add mushroom slices and sauté until golden, about 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a small bowl. Toss with the toasted sesame oil.
- Heat the remaining olive oil in the pan over medium high heat. Add the burger patties and cook for 3 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes for medium-rare. Remove the patties from the pan.
- Place each burger patty on a lettuce leaf. Top each with the mushrooms, avocado slices, carrots, green onions, and bean sprouts. Serve with sriracha (optional).
Serving suggestion: Try with Tropical California Avocado Salad. Also try with a variety of toppers such as fresh bean sprouts, crispy rice noodles, or thinly sliced peppers.
Beverage Pairings: Pair with sparkling water with fresh lemon juice and lemon slices.
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados