Living in Texas can be a challenge at times… especially when I am trying to cut back on carbs and eat more veggies! Every where I turn there is delicious mexican food that just begs to be eaten! And, um… HELLO!! Its Delicious!  And loaded with carbs! And I can’t say No! So whats a flavor loving girl to do? Replace the tortilla of course! And honestly, you don’t even miss it with these yummy taco lettuce wraps!

Taco Lettuce Wraps - BusyBeingJennifer.com

Ingredients

1 lb. Ground Beef or Turkey

1 teas. Chili Powder

1 teas. Cumin

½ teas. Salt

½ teas. Pepper

½ teas. Garlic Powder

½ Cup Water

1 Can Black Beans, rinsed and drained

1 Cup Colby Jack Cheese, shredded

1 Avocado, sliced

½ Cup Sliced Black Olives

½ Red Onion, diced

8 Romaine lettuce leaves

Instructions

In a pan over medium high heat brown the meat, drain and return to the pan over medium heat.
Add the Chili powder, Cumin, Salt, Pepper and Garlic powder stir to combine and let cook 1 minute.

Add the water and beans, simmer until the liquid has almost completely evaporated, remove from heat.

To build, start with the lettuce leaf with the concave portion facing up.  Sprinkle 1/8 of the cheese along the center rib, then the meat and beans, the avocado slices, olives and onions.

Serve with sour cream and salsa.

Yummy Taco Lettuce Wraps - BusyBeingJennifer.com

Depending on the day, I can take or leave the beans… but these ingredients combine to pack on heck of a flavor punch! But trust me when I say these Taco Lettuce Wraps with crush any Mexican food craving!

 

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14 Responses to Taco Lettuce Wraps

  1. carissajaded says:

    These look great! I was just telling my boyfriend I wanted to try a version of lettuce wraps. This one looks great!

  2. Krista says:

    I feel like a taco is just a vehicle for all he delicious toppings… so putting it on lettuce make so much sense! I’m going to try these next time I make tacos!

  3. This is much lighter than the traditional tacos! Looks yummy, too!

    Thanks for sharing your taco lettuce wraps at #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup !

  4. I love this idea, pinned, and followed you here from the Cleaver Chicks party.

  5. petiteraisin says:

    I LOVE this idea – the next level of chicken wrap made taco – genius! found ya on the melt in your mouth blog hop!

    .:[email protected] petiteraisin.ca:.

  6. everafterinthewoods says:

    Delicious! Thanks for sharing #bloggersbrag

  7. I love tacos and these look absolutely delicious and also healthy! Thank you for sharing and joining our Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday Link Party.. Have a great day, co-host Evija @Fromevijawithlove x

  8. vmorgan456 says:

    I love lettuce wraps and your combinations sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

  9. Excited to feature you on A Little Bird Told Me Link Party!

  10. charleneasay1 says:

    What a great and super way to eat tacos the healthy way. Thanks for sharing!

  11. These look delicious! Going to have to make these. I will have to add chicken or some kind of meat for the hubby, but I would love them how they are. Thanks for sharing! Pinned!

  12. I’d love to give these a try! Minus the meat since I’m vegetarian 😉 Have a great weekend.

    Blessings,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

  13. helenfern says:

    Summer at it’s best – I love lettuce wraps! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

  14. Perfect for a hot summer night. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared.

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