Italian beef patties in lettuce cups with pesto and mozzarella
These flavour-packed burger patties with Parma ham and pesto make a really delicious and low-carb alternative to the conventional burger-in-a-bun option
450g British beef mince
75g SundelisiTM tomatoes, drained and finely chopped
2 tbsp finely chopped basil, plus extra leaves to serve
4 slices Parma ham
1 tbsp olive oil
12 outer leaves of Little Gem lettuce, trimmed, rinsed and dried
4 tsp fresh green pesto
6 mozzarella bocconcini, drained and torn
60g cherry tomatoes, halved
Ready in: 30 mins
Thoroughly combine the beef, SundelisiTM tomatoes, chopped basil and a grinding of black pepper. Divide the mixture into 12, and form into little patties. Tear or cut each Parma ham slice into 3 long strips, and wrap a strip round each patty. Drizzle lightly with olive oil to coat.
Cook the patties on the barbecue – or in a smoking-hot griddle or frying pan – for 2-3 minutes on each side, until browned and cooked through. Divide the patties between the Little Gem leaves, along with a little pesto, torn mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil leaves.