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
Nutritional Highlights (per serving)
|1||lb.||(90/10 lean to fat ratio) ground beef|
|2||cloves garlic, minced|
|1||tsp.||grated fresh ginger|
|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)|
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados
- 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.
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%