low-carb gluten-free lettuce taco wraps

A recipe I just popped together with the remains in my fridge the other night which I will now be making more often!!! Jam packed with nutrients, low on carbs and calories, easy to make AND satisfying!

Serves: 1

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Ingredients:

  • 2 large lettuce leaves
  • 4 small tomatoes – I used yellow ones for fun 🙂
  • 1/2 cup 90% lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup pasilla pepper (less if you don’t like spice)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 1 tbsp chipotle spice

Directions:

1) Combine the ground beef with the chipotle and make 6 small meatballs. Pan fry (no need for oil there’s enough in the meat) until cooked through (approx 10 minutes, flip after 5 minutes)

2) While the meet is cooking wash and dry all the vegetables

3) finely chop the pasilla pepper, cilantro, onion and tomatoes

4) In a bowl cut the avocado, remove the seed and mash. Once mashed add in chopped vegetables and mix

5) add the vegetable mixture inside the lettuce leaf creating a wrap

6) Top with chipotle meatballs

7) OPTIONAL: plain greek yogurt on top (not shown in picture)

and ENJOY!!

Also, I tried this tonight with lentils instead of meat (with chipotle!) and it was delicious! Try this vegan version too… simply substitute the meat by cooking the lentils as instructed on the package with 1tbsp chipotle!

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