We’ve been “attempting” to eat “healthy” (or heathiER) for the past couple of weeks. I’ve been gathering all the recipes and tricks that I can. It doesn’t mean, however, that from now on I will only be posting healthy recipes. As you all should know, I’m a Russian. My people generally don’t worry about eating healthy. So, we could say that I’m just experimenting a little.
This is a variation on tacos and taco salads. The reason why I was so happy with this one was that it made me feel like I was eating something better and healthier, but it was still a taco. Get the psychology? The lettuce wraps play the role of taco shells. The rest really is up to you. Stuff whatever goodness you want in those lettuce shells.
For the meat:
1 lb ground turkey or beef
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1/4 beef or chicken broth
For the tacos:
Romaine lettuce, divided into separate “shells”
cheese, to taste
tomatoes, to taste
sour cream, to taste
green onion, optional
black olives, optional
- On medium heat- heat olive oil, add onion. Sauté till golden. Add turkey (or beef). Mix well.
- To the mixture add garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.
- Make sure the meat is cooked though. Add tomato sauce and broth.
For the tacos:
- I used the shells closer to the core of the lettuce, because they hold their shape and all the toppings very nicely.
- In the shell, add the mixture, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, cilantro, and any other toppings of your choice.
- You can certainly just use a taco seasoning if you don’t have the spices
- I really like these with chicken, too!
- Depending on consistency, add some more chicken broth
- I definitely overdid the cilantro in the picture, but I love it so much!
- Even without chips, these tacos are so good!