|| A juicy grass fed beef burger, bursting with fresh rosemary, wrapped snug into a lettuce wrap. The burger is topped with white cheddar cheese, caramelized onions/mushrooms and slice of tomato. SO yummy, with less guilt. ||
Wanna know my all time favorite spot for ice cream?!
If you don’t live in MN, sorry, you’ll have to visit.
There’s this little place called Nelson’s Ice Cream. It started in Stillwater, MN and just opened another location in St. Paul.
What’s so great about this ice cream place?! Not only has this been my favorite ice cream place since forever, but they serve ungodly amounts of hard scooped ice cream for dirt cheap.
This…was $3.50. AND it’s their smallest “child” size.
Pretty popular picture on my Instagram account!
SO much that you have to dump it in a bowl! Hah!
Don’t worry, I didn’t eat it all….but I was close 😉
Nelson’s always has a line no matter when you go. It’s that kind of place. Everyone knows of it, and everyone loves it. Cheap, great ice cream and you get a ton of it.
Who wouldn’t like it??
This was my first visit this Summer. How did I wait so long?
Now to burger business!
I totally learned something when creating this post.
A burger, is incredibly difficult to make look pretty in a picture. PERIOD.
Especially wrapped in lettuce.
I’m still obviously new to food photography and my pictures continue to improve…
but I was SO close to not posting this recipe because I wasn’t super happy with the pictures.
But then I remembered how amazing this burger tasted, said to heck with it and decided to post 😉
Thought i’d vent…oofta! That felt great!
Who knew a burger with fresh rosemary could be so fantastic!?
When I visited my best friend Rachael in Colorado last fall, we had this awesome lunch at a restaurant in Boulder. Have you ever been to Boulder?! Cause it’s GORGEOUS!
Anyways, I got a salad I think (clearly it wasn’t that memorable!) but Rachael got a burger with rosemary in it!
I had to steal a bite (yes, i’m that annoying person who ALWAYS has to try everyones food 😉 ) I already feel bad for my future husband…
The beef and rosemary combination was mind blowing!! And I told myself I had to recreate it!
So voila! Grilled Rosemary Burger Wrapped in Lettuce
I’m skimpy on when I eat bread and thought this burger would be fitting wrapped in lettuce.
But hey, if you’re a bun person. Eat in on a bun!
I love good cheese on a burger, throw on some caramelized onions/mushrooms, mix in a slice of fresh tomato…BOOM.
Not too much loaded into the burger, so it doesn’t take away from that rosemary goodness!
I used grass-fed beef. Definitely a bit more pricey, but SO worth it!
The wait is over, here’s the recipe! Enjoy 🙂
- 2 Tbsp. Butter
- 2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- ½ Onion Sliced (red or yellow)
- 8-10 Mushrooms Sliced
- 1 lb. Grass Fed Beef (other beef is fine)
- 1 Tbsp. Freshly Chopped Rosemary
- Salt and Pepper
- White Cheddar Cheese
- 1 Tomato Sliced
- 4 Large Lettuce Leafs (from lettuce head) or Buns
- First, start caramelizing the onions and mushrooms. In a medium fry pan, add butter, olive oil sliced onions and mushrooms. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Let cook over low heat for 45 min or more. Try not to brown.
- Wait 15 min or so, then start burgers. In the meantime prep lettuce, cheese and tomatoes. From the head of lettuce, carefully remove 4 large lettuce leafs (or get buns prepared.) Slice desired amount of cheese. Slice tomatoes. Set all aside.
- Turn on the grill to medium/high heat if gas.Take out burger and place in a medium bowl. Chop rosemary and add to beef. Mix just enough so combined, not too much or burgers will be tough.
- Gently score into 4 equal patties. Shape using hands and set on platter. Generously salt and pepper each side of all burgers.
- After grill is heated, cook burgers for 3-5 Min each side. Only flip once. When you flip them, add cheese.
- Once burgers are done, place each one inside of a large lettuce leaf (or bun) and top with onions/mushrooms and tomato. Add any additional toppings! Enjoy immediately.
You just have to try rosemary in a burger. Brings SO much life into beef.
Thanks so much for visiting LEFT SIDE OF THE TABLE!
Let me know if you make this!!