Lettuce Leaf Tacos


For those on a low-carb kick that love Mexican but dread all the beans and bread, try these ground beef lettuce wraps as an alternative for taco night. Low on carbs and still delicious!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
12 lettuce-wrapped tacos


  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons chicken stock (Optional)

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning

  • 2 large roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 12 large romaine lettuce leaves


  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. Place ground beef in a separate skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir with taco seasoning until beef is 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 2 tablespoons beef filling; top with 1 to 2 teaspoons green pepper mixture, tomato, and about 1 1/2 tablespoons Cheddar cheese.

Cook's Note:

Measurements are approximate and can be adjusted to your taste. All ingredients can be customized to your preferred taco toppings. This could also work especially well with iceberg lettuce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

550 Calories
39g Fat
14g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 550
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 128mg 43%
Sodium 1223mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 40mg 200%
Calcium 443mg 34%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 583mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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