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!"
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Ingredients

40 m servings 550 cals
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Nutrition

  • 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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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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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.

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.

Reviews

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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 h...

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 ...

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

Recipe Group Selection: 18, April 2015 ~ Great recipe - I loved it. Hubs asked "Where in the heck is the taco shell?" He ate four on the lettuce shell, so I don't think he really missed the fl...

Cut lettuce up and made mine a taco salad.

Lettuce Leaf Taco Haiku: "No surprise, they're great! 5-star reviews in order. Fun and colorful!" Only very minor changes that I made were using 4 TB of AR's "Taco Seasoning I" instead of 3, and...

I made these for recipe group this week. We liked the idea and I would consider it a good replacement on the day I feel the need to cut carbs or just find myself without shells unexpectedly. I u...

Made this for Recipe Group...These were a HIT (and healthy too)! I did mess up and cooked the meat w/ the peppers and onions, so I just added the taco seasoning to that mixture. It didn't specif...

I used homemade taco seasoning with organic ground turkey. Even my kids loved it. I'm so happy to have found this recipe!