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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Grilled Cheeseburger Wraps
I KNOW you've all been there!  A beautiful day out grilling burgers with the family.  Caught up in the lovely warm Springtime weather... it's days like that that make it worthwhile.  However, you ended up making way too many burgers.  You don't want to throw them away, so you put them in the fridge wondering what to do with them.  Am a right?!

Well this is more of a "burger re-purposing" idea than a recipe.  I happened to come home for lunch one day, and saw the left-over grilled burgers in the fridge.  So I drug out the burger "fixings." As luck would have it, the buns were gone.  So..... I made myself a Grilled Cheeseburger Wrap.  Any preparation that ends up with gooey melted cheese will probably make me happy, but this was yummy!  So let's see - yummy end product, creative use of left overs, less than 10 minutes to make!

Like I said, this is more of an idea than a recipe.  So for the ingredients, pull out whatever you want in the wrap.  

But here are the ingredients I used.  I'm sure there are a bazillion different combinations that you can come up with!  I didn't add lettuce into the wrap because I thought it would just wilt.  I bet you could stuff some in there after you cut it if you wanted to.
  • grilled burger
  • grilled onions
  • grated cheese
    • mozzarella
    • cheddar
  • BBQ sauce
  • tomato slices
  • flour tortillas - white or whole wheat
  • butter flavored cooking spray
Chop the burger into small pieces.  Add all ingredients to the tortilla,  starting and ending with cheese.  Fold in the sides, then fold into a wrap.  Spray a grill pan or griddle with the cooking spray.  Add the wrap to the hot pan, seam side down to begin.  Spray the top side with the cooking spray as well.  This helps it to brown and helps the "shell" crisp up.  Press the wrap with something heavy while its "grilling" - maybe a smaller pan or even a brick covered with aluminum foil.  Turn when golden brown to grill the other side.  Don't forget the edges!  Enjoy!

All the goodies...

Cut the burger into small pieces.

Start with cheese.  Putting the cheese next to the tortilla will allow it to melt faster.
Shredded mozzarella
 Start adding your ingredients.  Whatever you want inside.
burger pieces, a little BBQ sauce
grilled onions
sliced tomatoes
shredded cheddar cheese
Fold in the edges, the roll up into a "wrap."  Wrap-n-roll!  LOL
Add the wrap to a HOT grill pan that has been sprayed with butter flavored cooking spray.  Yes, you can use a "regular" pan.  Now spray the top.  This helps it brown and crisp up.
butter flavored cooking spray
Press the wrap as you are cooking it!  Use whatever you have on hand.

Grill both sides and the edges.... and Voila!!  Here you have it!  LUNCH!

Smoky grilled burger in a bit of sauce, gooey cheese, juicy tomatoes, a crispy shell... Now you can be out the door again in no time!

I hope you've enjoyed this... um... idea.  (It certainly wasn't a "recipe.")  If you'd like more ideas for lunch, re-purposed leftovers, stuff from scratch, or stuff from completely home made, please visit my Recipe Index.  There are tons of ideas on there... something is sure to strike your fancy! :)

Order the Menu Musings Cookbook! 
Here a few more "re-purposed" ideas:
Grown up Pizza Wraps

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