Sometimes, this terrible thing happens. You find yourself in an apartment or condo without a yard or even a balcony, or a park where no grilling is allowed, or a park where grilling is allowed but you haven’t packed your portable grill… and yet there you are, craving cheeseburgers with all your might.
I’m here to tell you there is a solution to this terrible problem: Gouda & Caramelized Onion Cheeseburger Wraps.
These delectable little tortilla meals pack in all the flavors of a cheeseburger, and you can wrap them in tin-foil and tote them along in your cooler. They’re also a great option if you are watching carbs or need a gluten-free alternative (just use corn tortillas instead, or find some of the many other gluten-free tortillas).
The sweet, smokey flavors of Gouda cheese and caramelized onions blend with the rich flavor of dry aged meat, making this meal one to go back to whenever burgers are calling but you can’t fire up the grill. Actually, they are so delicious they deserve their own place in your recipe repertoire–even if you do have easy access to a grill!
With Lone Star Farm’s lean ground beef, this meal can be made quite healthy. Plus, caramelized onions deliver lots of B vitamins, which help with cell metabolism, and also an ample supply of manganese, which is necessary for the body to function properly. With a little fresh garlic, you’re giving your body some natural antibiotics, and then of course fresh tomatoes and lettuce really bring it home. Both are packed with vitamins and minerals. I used lettuce fresh from the garden for these!
- 1 pound Lone Star Farm ground beef
- 1 sprig fresh oregano (or ¼ teaspoon ground)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- A dash of freshly ground pepper
- 8 ounces Gouda cheese, shredded
- 2 small onions, sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tomato, chopped
- ½ head of nice dark green, leafy lettuce
- Other favorite burger condiments
- Whole wheat tortillas
- Caramelize the onions: cook in olive oil over medium-high heat approximately 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and well-browned but not scorched.
- While onions caramelize, brown the beef in a frying pan with garlic, adding oregano and pepper toward the end.
- Combine beef, Gouda, onions, tomatoes, lettuce and condiments in a warmed-up tortilla and it's a wrap!
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