Taco lettuce wraps

    40 min

    Seasoned mince, tomatoes, cheese and peppers fill low-carb tacos wrapped in romaine lettuce instead of tortillas for a lighter Mexican option.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 green pepper, chopped
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons chicken stock
    • 450g beef mince
    • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
    • 2 large plum tomatoes, chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 225g grated Cheddar cheese
    • 12 large romaine lettuce leaves

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Cook and stir green pepper and onion in a frying pan over medium heat with olive oil and chicken stock until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
    2. Place mince in a separate frying pan over medium heat. Cook and stir mince with taco seasoning until browned and crumbly, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain excess grease.
    3. Sprinkle tomatoes with salt in a bowl. Place Cheddar cheese into a separate bowl.
    4. Fill each lettuce leaf with about mince, green pepper mix, tomatoes and cheese.

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    I used ground chicken instead of ground beef, red pepper instead of green pepper and homemade taco seasoning. To fill the meal out a bit, I served it with my Take-Out Fake-Out Mexican Rice and homemade refried beans. NO leftovers. We ate every bit of this until it was gone. Very economical meal to make.  -  27 Apr 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    It's really hard to rate a taco that uses a basic taco filling. I mean a taco is a taco. For creativity, I give it 5 stars. The shape of the romaine leaf, along with its sturdiness makes a perfect substitute for the carb watchers that don't want a tortilla shell. I'm not sure why the peppers and onions are sauteed and served as a topping other than to please a picky eater. I'd much rather save a step and cook them in with the meat.  -  12 May 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I tried it tonight with ground turkey it was the bomb!!!!  -  16 Feb 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)