Taco Beef Lettuce Wraps

Taco Beef Lettuce Wraps

These ground beef lettuce tacos have all the flavors of a classic beef taco wrapped in a crisp, cool lettuce leaf. Light, but satisfying—the perfect lunch or easy dinner. Of course, nothing would pair better with these Mexican ground beef lettuce wraps than an ice-cold Corona Premier®.
Prep 30 Minutes
Total 30 Minutes
Servings 4

Ingredient List

  • 1 lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 8 medium romaine lettuce leaves, rinsed, patted dry with paper towel
  • 1/2 cup Old El Paso™ Creamy Salsa Verde Sauce or Old El Paso™ Mild Taco Sauce
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions (4 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
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Preparation

  1. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in water and taco seasoning mix; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened.
  2. Divide beef among lettuce leaves; top with remaining ingredients.

Expert Tips

  • Guacamole makes a nice substitute for the avocado in this beef lettuce wrap recipe.
  • We like to use romaine lettuce for our Taco Beef Lettuce Wraps because it's typically sturdier than other lettuce varieties, making the wraps easier to eat and less likely to fall apart in the process.
  • If full-sized tomatoes are not in season, try substituting chopped cherry tomatoes to get the best flavor.
  • Drink responsibly. Corona Premier® Beer. Imported by Crown Imports, Chicago, IL.

Nutrition

2 Wraps Calories 360 (Calories from Fat 230); Total Fat 25g (Saturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 0.5g); Cholesterol 70mg; Sodium 730mg; Total Carbohydrate 13g (Dietary Fiber 4g, Sugars 2g); Protein 21g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A 100%; Vitamin C 8%; Calcium 4%; Iron 20%
Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 1 Vegetable, 2 1/2 Medium-Fat Meat, 2 1/2 Fat
Carbohydrate Choice: 1

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