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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Sauce:
Wraps:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Spoon filling into lettuce leaves.

Nutrition Facts

408 calories; protein 25.4g; carbohydrates 37.5g; fat 18.2g; cholesterol 52.2mg; sodium 1373.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2016
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/29/2017
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 it is: chili! Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2016
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2016
I made this exactly as written and thought it was delicious. Lots of flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2019
Love this! I subbed in shredded chicken and it's been a fantastic lunch for me to take to work. Reheats well in a microwave (that's tough to find!). Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/28/2017
I just ate chili out of a lettuce leaf. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2018
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 by half. Wife enjoyed them very much and it keeps quite well. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/29/2017
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 it is: chili! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2016
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 the filling the day before and reheated. I used bib lettuce for the wraps. It's certainly a recipe that anyone can adapt to their family's tastes. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2017
The dish was little spicy but reallllllyyyy good! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/26/2016
Way too spicy for me! Read More
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