Beef Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce

Healthy, spicy, and delicious. These Beef lettuce wraps are easy to prepare and even better to eat. Plus, they are low-carb and paleo!Beef Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Cilantro Jalapeno SauceIf you haven’t tried lettuce wraps yet, then it’s about time you jump on board. I love lettuce wraps because they are healthy, low-fat, low-carb, and skinny. I’ve been stuffing my face with these non-stop, guilt free because they are low-carb.

I topped off these delicious beef lettuce wraps with a spicy yogurt cilantro lime jalapeno sauce. It’s creamy, zesty and spicy and takes these lettuce wraps to the next level. I started off with just a drizzle but it was so good so I poured a whole bunch is my wrap and ate away.
Beef Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Cilantro Jalapeno SauceI used beef but this can be easily done with chicken or turkey mince. Beef Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Cilantro Jalapeno SauceBeef Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce

Beef Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce

Beef Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce

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Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ medium onion, minced
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons taco or fajita seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 head green, romaine or butter lettuce
  • Avocado, tomatoes, cheese, or sour-cream for topping (optional)

  • Spicy Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce
  • ½ cup + 2 teaspoons plain yogurt (greek yogurt or sour-cream can also be used)
  • ¼ cup packed cilantro with steams
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • juice of ½ lime

Instructions

  1. Heat A large skillet to high heat. Add the oil and onions; cook for 2-3 minutes or until onions are soft and golden. Add garlic and saute for about 10 seconds then add the ground beef and spices. Brown beef for about 2-3 minutes or until the liquid absorbs. Add the water and cook for 2 minutes or until the water begins to evaporate then turn off heat.

  2. Serve mixture over lettuce leaves with desired toppings. Drizzle with cilantro, jalapeno sauce.


  3. To make cilantro jalapeno sauce: Place 2 teaspoons of the greek yogurt in a blender. Set aside the remaining yogurt in a small bowl. Add cilantro, jalapeno, and lime juice to blender. Blend for 1 minutes. Pour the mixture into the bowl with the remaining yogurt and mix with spoon.

Beef Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Cilantro Jalapeno SauceBeef Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce