Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lettuce Tacos (Low-Carb)

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It's day two of Low-Carb week here at Curry and Comfort.  Today I bring you Lettuce Tacos.  I came across these baby romaine hearts at Costco and they make the perfect "taco" shape.  I can literally eat an entire romaine heart in one sitting.  I like to double up on the lettuce so I can really fill the center.  Now any day can be low-carb taco night.  Ole'!

 

 Ingredients:
Romaine lettuce (preferably small romaine hearts or Boston lettuce)

Taco filling:
1lb Lean ground meat (beef, chicken, turkey)
salt and black pepper to taste
1/2 garlic powder
1-2 Tbs chili (for chili con carne) powder
1 tsp ground cumin
red chili flakes to taste
1 cup salsa
1 can drained and rinsed black beans
1 can drained and rinsed corn
1/4 cup water or chicken stock

Garnishes:
shredded cheese (Mexican blend or cheddar)
sour cream

 Directions:
Brown meat really well and season with some salt and black pepper.  Then add all spices: garlic powder, chili powder, cumin powder, red chili flakes and cook for a minute.  Finally add beans, corn, salsa and water and cook until water cooks out.  Taste for seasoning.  Serve with lettuce and garnishes. Enjoy.
 



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7 comments:

  1. Oooooo lettuce tacos! You know I never would've thought to do that, but I am seriously digging it. It's like a tiny adorable taco salad. :D

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  2. Oh perfect! Beautifully done! :) Wish we could draw you to the low-carb side! You'd be GREAT!!

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  3. Trying to cut back on carbs over here and these are a perfect way to have your tacos without the tortilla. Great idea Ramona!

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  4. Everyday I vow to cut back on my starchy carbs and this recipe will help me out big time!!

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  5. Taco boats!!! This is how to get ready for your warm weather wardrobe.

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