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Jalapeño Lettuce Wrapped Cheeseburgers

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For today's recipe I wanted to add a Latino flair to a traditional American dish. I don't know about you guys but I can go for a good ol' cheeseburger just about anytime of day. What's better than an ordinary cheeseburger? A jalapeño cheeseburger, however, I knew that I could easily go over on my macros for the day if I had it on a bun so I decided to do a lettuce wrapped burger recipe. The lettuce also adds a refreshing taste to the burger since it's so flavorful and spicy (; 

Burgers are normally cooked on a grill but we personally don't own a grill so I wanted to show those of you who are in a similar position how simple and easy it is to make this classic dish on an electric skillet. What I love about this skillet is that it's super easy to use and clean up so whenever we have guests over for summer gatherings, clean up takes little to no time. 

At my local Walmart I picked up some of my favorite La Morena Products to really add that extra kick to my burgers. La Morena products can be found at the Hispanic Food aisle at Walmart. 
Jalapeño Lettuce Wrapped Cheeseburgers
(2 servings)
La Morena Sliced Green Pickled Jalapeño Peppers
La Morena Chipotle Peppers in Abodo Sauce
2 Fully Cooked (Frozen) Hamburger Patties
4 Slices of Hickory Smoked Bacon
2 Slices of Pepper Jack Cheese
Lettuce to Wrap Burgers

  1. Cook burgers and bacon half way through. Whether you are cooking fresh ones on the grill or have purchased fully cooked heat in 10 minutes kind like I did. While burgers are cooking layout beds of lettuce for burgers.
  2. Flip burgers and bacon and marinate in La Morena Chipotle Peppers in Abodo Sauce. Place lid on skillet. If cooking on grill place a pepper on each burger and generously spread abodo sauce on burgers using a brush.
  3. After burgers and bacon are fully cooked, flip burgers one last time placing pepper jack cheese and bacon directly on top.
  4. Remove burger from skillet (or grill) and place on top of bed of lettuce. Add La Morena Sliced Green Pickled Jalapeño Peppers on top of burgers.
  5. Wrap burgers and ENJOY!
For the sake of pretty photos I left burgers open-faced so you could properly see all ingredients.
The weather was lovely after dinner was ready so we packed a bag and headed over to the local park to enjoy dinner picnic s. Instead of opting for fries with our burgers I served fresh fruit and it really hit the spot. 

I love how La Morena products add authentic Latino flavors to your traditional American BBQ dishes. What are some of your favorite spicy dishes to serve in the summertime? 


  1. Yuummm I could use a portion of this right now! Looks delicious! :)

    Bad Taste Toast - A German/Australian Style Blog

    1. Seriously they were so delicious and definitely satisfied my cheeseburger craving (;

  2. You Te seriously the cutest!! That looks bomb and I want it in my belly now!!! Love you xo

    1. Aw thanks so much girl! It's seriously hits the spot and on the healthier side of the burger spectrum with a latin twist (; I'll have to make it for you one day (hopefully soon)!

  3. It looks super healthy and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    Natalia | Lindifique

    1. No problem. It seriously was better than I expected (;

  4. Oh my goodness, this looks so delicious! My mouth is watering right now, ha ha!

    Manning meanderings, mishaps and musings

  5. What a lovely post my dear! You are just amazing and I am in awe with your blog :) xo


  6. Very nice idea to replace the bread with the lettuce, thanks for your participation in this campaign #client