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Spicy Chipotle Lettuce Wraps

Rated as 4.18 out of 5 Stars
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"I had leftover canned chiles in adobo sauce and thought I would try it in a lettuce wrap recipe. It turned out great and my family loved it! It is pretty spicy, but that's how we like it. We topped our lettuce wraps with sliced olives and chopped tomatoes. This would also be great as a baked potato topper or on a taco salad."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 408
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Blend tomato sauce, water, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chili powder, oregano, and 1 teaspoon sea salt together in a blender until sauce is smooth.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven or heavy pot over medium heat; cook and stir onions, green bell peppers, and a pinch salt until softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Add ground beef and increase heat to medium-high; cook and stir until beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain excess grease.
  3. Mix garlic and sauce into ground beef mixture; cook and stir until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir kidney beans and black beans into into ground beef sauce and simmer, stirring occasionally, until filling flavors have blended, about 20 minutes.
  4. Spoon filling into lettuce leaves.

Footnotes

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

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 408 calories; 18.2 37.5 25.4 52 1373 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

These were delicious. I had to use whatever beans I had on hand but otherwise followed the recipe. Indeed spicy, but for us it was enjoyed as is. Thank you for the recipe.

Most helpful critical review

This is CHILI! It's a good chili, but very saucy for a wrap filling. I had to drain off some sauce to get a thick enough consistency to put on a lettuce leaf. Next time I'll present it as what i...

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These were delicious. I had to use whatever beans I had on hand but otherwise followed the recipe. Indeed spicy, but for us it was enjoyed as is. Thank you for the recipe.

I made this for my wife’s take to work lunches. I found it to be fairly easy and highly customizable. For instance I omitted the beans and replaced them with frozen peas. I also cut the water ...

This is CHILI! It's a good chili, but very saucy for a wrap filling. I had to drain off some sauce to get a thick enough consistency to put on a lettuce leaf. Next time I'll present it as what i...

The dish was little spicy but reallllllyyyy good!

I just ate chili out of a lettuce leaf.

Way too spicy for me!

Great recipe for something a little different. I used ground chicken instead of beef, and used a can of small white beans, and half a can of black beans. That was plenty of beans for our taste...

I made this exactly as written and thought it was delicious. Lots of flavor!