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Lettuce Leaf Tacos

Rated as 4.72 out of 5 Stars

"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
Original recipe yields 4 servings (12 lettuce-wrapped tacos)

Directions

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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.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 550 calories; 38.9 g fat; 14.4 g carbohydrates; 34.5 g protein; 128 mg cholesterol; 1223 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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...

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Ingredients taste good together but the lettuce in place of a real taco was no fun to try to eat. My husband opted out and had tortilla chips and I ended up cutting up the lettuce and turned thi...

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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!!!!

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...

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...

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!