Mexican

Cheesy Taco Lettuce Wrap

Prep Time: 25 MIN  |  Cook Time: 20 MIN  |  Servings: 4
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Cheesy Taco Lettuce Wrap
Prep Time
25 MIN
Cook Time
20 MIN
Servings
4

This delicious taco recipe doesn’t skimp on flavor. We swapped out traditional tortillas for fresh lettuce wraps and added lots of cheese to pump up the wow factor. You won’t disappoint with dinner tonight!

Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbs ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground cayenne
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • ½ cup Sargento® Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican
  • 1 Tbs cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbs lime juice
  • 4 large bib lettuce leaves or 8 small
  • AVOCADO CREMA:
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 large lime, juiced
  • 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup cilantro, loosely packed
  • ½ cup Mexican crema or sour cream
  • ¼ tsp Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • GARNISH:
  • Sargento® Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican
  • Chunky pico de gallo or salsa
  • Sliced scallions
  • 1 Lime quartered
Directions
  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown the ground beef using a fork to break it up as it cooks, about 8-10 minutes. Remove beef and place onto a plate lined with paper towel. Drain the fat from the skillet and add olive oil and onion, sauté until translucent, add garlic and cook until fragrant. Return the beef to the pan and add 1/3 cup water, simmer until water is almost evaporated, about 1-2 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper. Stir to combine and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add cheese and cook until melted. Turn off heat and add cilantro and lime juice.
  2. For the avocado crema, place avocados, lime juice, garlic, cilantro and crema or sour cream in a blender or food processor & puree until smooth & creamy. Makes approximately 1 ¾ cups.
  3. Place one large or 2 small lettuce leaves on each plate. Fill with ground beef mixture and serve with additional cheese, pico de gallo, scallions, lime quarters and avocado crema.

Serving Size

Calories

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 37.00g 57%
Sat. Fat 12.00g 60%
Mono Unsat. Fat 19.00g
Poly Unsat. Fat 3.00g
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 640mg 27%
Amount/Serving%DV*
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 3g
Protein 30g
Amount/Serving%DV*
Vitamin A 135RE
Vitamin C 22mg 35%
Calcium 196mg 20%
Iron 4mg 25%