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TACO LETTUCE WRAPS
1 to 1.25 pounds of ground beef (I used ground sirloin)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup water
Lettuce leaves (iceberg, romaine, butter or your favorite)
Garnish/Toppings: avocado, sharp cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, sour cream, salsa
In a skillet or frying pan, brown ground beef in olive oil; drain, if desired. Measure and blend all the taco seasoning spices together in a small bowl. When beef is browned, add taco seasoning and mix well. Add water (you can increase or decrease the amount) and mix well and let simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until almost all of the liquid has evaporated (15-20 minutes). Simmering the meat in the water helps moisten the meat and keep it juicy. Fill lettuce leaves with meat mixture and garnish as desired.
What a great idea -- we love Mexican food and I just don't have the time to experiment -- so glad you have this blog and these ideas -- you are awesome! Thank you! Terry Duncan
Thanks Terry -- I appreciate it. Hope you enjoy!
I made this tonight but instead of lettuce wraps I shredded the lettuce and made taco salads. The seasoning you created was perfect!! Bev
Thanks, Bev...that sounds like a great idea too -- there are a variety of different things you can do with the seasoned meat -- I even made an omelet with it. Glad you liked the seasoning -- the great thing is you can easily adjust the various amounts of each to customize them just for you and you don't get all the other "fillers, wheat, maltodextrin, etc." like in the packaged mixes...it's 100% spices.
Made these tonight and they were the best! This will definitely be our go to recipe for tacos! Thanks for all your amazing recipes!
Hi Sherry! I am so glad you enjoyed them -- they are so simple to make, too! :-)
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