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10 Minute Taco Lettuce Wraps (recipe). A fresh twist: meat tacos meet lettuce wraps. Crunchy and full of fresh flavors. Ready in 10 minutes too! - BoulderLocavore.com

10-Minute Taco Lettuce Wraps

10-Minute Taco Lettuce Wraps are the best of each tacos and lettuce wraps. They are loaded with fresh ingredient and the meat is cooked in less than 10 minutes. 

It's an easy meal to serve as a buffet for dinners to make their own with an assortment of toppings. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword 10 minute taco wraps, lettuce wrap recipe, lettuce wrap tacos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Servings 14 14 tacos if using 1/4 cup of meat per taco lettuce wrap) 3 1/2 cups taco meat
Calories 103 kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
  • ¾ cups chopped Yellow Onion
  • 1 pound Ground Beef (I prefer 85% fat for the flavor; excess fat may be drained)
  • 1 14-15 ounce jar Black Bean and Corn Salsa (or salsa of choice) (mild or medium heat to your preference)
  • 1 tablespoon Taco Seasoning
  • 2-3 heads Butter Lettuce , leaves separated and rinsed

Optional Topping ideas

  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Sliced Jalapeno Peppers
  • Diced Avocado
  • Finely Grated Cheese
  • Guacamole
  • Sour Cream or Mexican Crema

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil until the surface is rippling. 

  2. Add the onions and sauté until translucent (3-4 minutes).

  3. Add the ground beef and cook, stirring often, breaking the meat into small pieces, until no pink remains. Drain any excess fat if needed.

  4. Add the salsa and taco seasoning and stir to fully combine. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.

To Assemble the Lettuce Wraps

  1. Prepare the lettuce: If any of the center rib on the lettuce leaf (the part the was attached to the head) extends past the bottom of the leaf, break that part off and discard. This allows a flush bottom to the leaf

  2. Take two similarly sized large lettuce leaves and overlap the bottoms by about 1 inch. 

  3. Add approximately ¼ cup of the taco meat in a line over the overlapping part of the leaves. 

  4. Add any desired toppings and serve.

Nutrition Facts
10-Minute Taco Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 103 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 237mg10%
Potassium 245mg7%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 925IU19%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.