My family loves tacos and these lettuce tacos are a new family favorite. As the boys get older, their ability to mass consume tacos gets greater. A dinner that used to require a pound of ground beef now requires more than four pounds. (This does allow for lunch leftovers because this is one leftover dinner that they will eat the next day without complaint!)
This easy grain-free weeknight dinner is a snap to make, even in the large quantity I need in order to feed my guys. The leftovers store easily and I don’t have to worry with broken or soggy taco shells when I take leftovers to work for lunch.
This recipe is less messy than traditional tacos. My boys love that the lettuce holds together better than a taco shell, but still provides a satisfying crunch. The lettuce wraps can be left open, like the one in the picture, or wrapped more tightly in butter crunch or iceberg lettuce leaves.
No matter how you choose to wrap these tacos, you’ll love this easy weeknight dinner that makes everyone happy.
Here’s the recipe!
1. Cook the ground beef in a pan over medium heat until browned. (Don’t drain the meat.)
2. Add taco seasoning and tomato paste and combine with meat.
3. Place taco meat on individual lettuce leaves.
4. Add desired toppings.