Main Meals

Taco Lettuce Cups

6 Servings


  • 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
  • ⅓ cup reduced fat grated cheese
  • ⅓ cup reduced fat natural yoghurt


  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.


Serve the beef mixture in tortilla wraps

Nutritional Information

Servings per recipe: 6 Average serving size: 260g
Per serve Per 100g
Kilojoules (kj) 823 318
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