Lettuce Leaf Tacos

Lettuce Leaf Tacos

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"For those on a low-carb kick that love Mexican but dread all the beans and bread, try this alternative for taco night. It uses lettuce leaves instead of taco shells to make a dish that's halfway between a lettuce wrap and a taco. Low on carbs and still delicious!"

Ingredients 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 550 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 550 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 38.9 g
  • 60%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.4g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 34.5 g
  • 69%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 128 mg
  • 43%
  • Sodium:
  • 1223 mg
  • 49%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook and stir green bell pepper and yellow onion in a skillet over medium heat with olive oil and chicken broth until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Cut up ground beef into small pieces; place into a separate skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir ground beef with taco seasoning until beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain excess grease.
  3. Sprinkle roma tomatoes with salt in a bowl. Place Cheddar cheese into a separate bowl.
  4. Fill each lettuce leaf with about 2 tablespoons beef filling; top with 1 to 2 teaspoons green pepper mixture, roma tomato, about about 1 1/2 tablespoons Cheddar cheese.
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Restaurant-Style Taco Meat Seasoning

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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Measurements are approximate and can be adjusted to your tastes. All ingredients can be customized to your preferred taco toppings. This could also work especially well with iceberg lettuce.
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Sarah Jo
4/27/2013

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.

nicole
2/16/2014

I tried it tonight with ground turkey it was the bomb!!!!

Michellepv
1/10/2015

This was soo good my kids (ages 6 and 10) asked me to make it next week! This is a first.