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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mexican Lettuce Wraps

Who needs tortillas when you can have zesty taco meat, shredded cheese, sour cream and avocado piled high on lettuce wraps! This is an excellent light lunch or dinner and it can even be an appetizer. The flavors go so well together. Throw this simple dish together the next time you're craving tacos!


1 lb ground beef (you could use turkey if you wanted)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
salt and pepper to taste
2 green onions chopped
10 large iceberg lettuce leaves, whole, washed and dried (you could use romaine, or Bibb lettuce)
1/2 cup cheddar or monterey jack cheese, shredded (I used a mixture of both)
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 large tomato, chopped
1/2 large avocado, diced


1. In a large pan over medium heat add the ground beef. Cook until lightly browned. Drain if there's excess grease.
2. Add the white part of the green onions to the pan and cook for 2 minutes. Add onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, and chili powder, salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 5 minutes more.
3. To assemble the wraps, top a lettuce leaf with taco meat, shredded cheese, avocado, sour cream, and the green tops of the green onions.

You can also place the taco meat on a large plate surrounded by the toppings and assemble the wraps at the table or if you're hosting a party your guests can each assemble their own. This would be excellent for Taco Night maybe with a couple of low carb Margaritas or beer! Fiesta!

This recipe yields 10 wraps each with 1.6 Net carbs

It's up to you how many servings you get, I personally ate 4 wraps as a meal, but if you serve them as appetizers you'll get more servings.

This recipe is induction friendly.

I ate these wraps with Tabasco sauce and it just made the wraps 100 times better! Yum!