lettucetaco

Everyone loves lettuce tacos. They’re very straightforward, nearly impossible to get wrong, and Keto friendly. I’m even happy to admit that I prefer them over regular tacos. But in spite of the pros of the humble lettuce taco, it still comes with the cons of a regular taco: being very messy. Lets fix that.

Recipe: Lettuce Tacos the Right Way

Yield: 4 Serves

Cooking Time: ~15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 500g Ground Chicken
  • Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Iceberg Lettuce, or other lettuce of your choice
  • Tomatoes of your choice
  • Grated Cheese
  • Jalepenos

Everyone loves lettuce tacos. They’re very straightforward, nearly impossible to get wrong, and Keto friendly. I’m even happy to admit that I prefer them over regular tacos.

But in spite of the pros of the humble lettuce taco, it still comes with the cons of a regular taco: being very messy. Not to mention that peeling lettuce shells off without problems is just about impossible. Lets fix that.

So without further ado, here it is: the right way to eat lettuce tacos is to use a bowl.

You may think I’m crazy, but give it a go before you make that call.

Step 1: Chicken

Throw some bacon fat or oil into a pan and turn it right up, and throw the chicken in.

Step 2: Lettuce, meet Tomato

Roughly cut your lettuce up until you’re happy with the consistency, and the tomatoes to boot.

Step 3: Taco Seasoning

If you want to make your own taco seasoning, mix salt, black pepper, cumin, and paprika together until it looks about right, or you can buy it from the store.

When you add it to the chicken, and a small amount of water to help it spread evenly

Step 4: Ingredients

Crack open your jalepeños and taco sauce, and get some cheese ready

Step 5: Layers

Here’s the fun part, layering!

Step 6: More Layers!

Repeat what you’ve just done, but this time, add some taco sauce to the top!

That’s All She Wrote

Go forth and conquer the bowl of wonder, it’s really, really good. Even if you have an aversion to this approach from the traditional approach, I’m confident you’ll be swayed in the right direction.

2 Comments on Lettuce Tacos the Right Way

These are great, my wife and I eat this about once a week and you really feel like you’ve had a taco. We tend to load ours up with guacamole and sour cream as well. Comes out with a couple of carbs but still well within the boundaries of a keto friendly diet.

by Ben on February 11, 2013 Reply

I like mine super lettuce-ey. To make it easier to eat, we toss the lettuce in sour cream to make it sorta sticky. It makes it clump up (which sounds utterly unpalatable but is actually marvelous) and stick together more like, oh, say, pasta in sauce, than just lettuce flying everywhere willy-nilly. It’s a great way to get some flavor (or flavour, my Aussie friend) on the lettuce without much effort. No lettuce on the table, either. Win-win-win.

by Candy on March 16, 2013 Reply

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