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Taco Lettuce Cups

ACT Nutrition Support Service » Recipes » Taco Lettuce Cups

Taco Lettuce Cups

Makes 6

Ingredients
1 small onion
1 clove garlic
1 small cos lettuce
1 tomato
1 avocado
½ cup water
250g lean beef mince
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon dried mixed herbs
¼ teaspoon chilli powder
Black pepper to taste
 cup reduced fat grated cheese
⅓ cup reduced fat natural yoghurt

Method

  1. Finely dice onion. Crush garlic. 
  2. Dice tomato and avocado. Discard outer leaves of lettuce and set aside. 
  3. Cook onion and garlic with 2 tablespoons of water in a non-stick saucepan until softened. Stir in beef mince and cook, stirring, until browned.
  4. Add cumin, paprika, mixed herbs, chilli powder and black pepper and stir through. 
  5. Add remaining water. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until mixture has thickened. 
  6. To serve, spoon beef mixture into lettuce leaves, top with diced tomato, avocado, a sprinkle of cheese and a dollop with yoghurt. Secure in place with a toothpick or small skewer.

Optional: 

  • serve the beef mixture in tortilla wraps
This recipe meets the GREEN criteria in the ACT Government Healthy Food and Drink Choices Policy.