Taco Lettuce Wraps

Oh my gosh, I am on the struggle bus this week!  I need it to pull over and let me off STAT!

Coming home with jet lag is always so funny.  On Tuesday morning, I was grocery shopping at 6:00 AM…and this was AFTER I had already worked out.  How?  Because Andrew and I had been up since 2:30 AM!  Hahaha!  Between the jet lag and all the sports this week (why do we still have sports…IT’S SUMMER?!?!), our suppers have been easy-peasy.  I’m calling these Taco Lettuce Wraps…they’re like tacos without the tortilla.  The filling simmers away all day in your slow cooker and then you wrap, top and roll come dinner time.  I love using my slow cooker during the summer for many reasons.  One, my kitchen stays cool.  Two, I don’t have to think about dinner after a day of playing outside.  Three, everything is EASY and during the summer months, I like easy.

Happy Taco Thursday to you!

This recipe serves four.

Shopping List
1 pound of ground beef
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 (15 oz) can of chili beans
1 (10 oz) can of Rotel tomaotes
about 8 large lettuce leaves
Tab’s Guacamole to garnish
Shredded Pepper Jack cheese to garnish
Chopped green onion to garnish

In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown your ground beef in a drizzle of EVOO.  Once browned and crumbly, stir in a big pinch of both salt and pepper and your chili powder.  Pour this mixture down into your slow cooker and then add in the chili beans and Rotel.  Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours or on high 3 to 4 hours.

When you’re ready to serve, take a lettuce leaf and add a big dollop of meat to each one followed by your favorite garnishes.

Hello?!  That could not be easier!  I need easy right now.  EASY!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog June 27, 2019 at 4:57 am

    I love this recipe! Perfect for us who are trying to keep to a low-carb diet this summer! 🙂

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  • Narci June 27, 2019 at 6:32 am

    This looks delicious!

  • Kelly Strylowski June 27, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Hi Shay! Sooooo happy you’re back and glad you had a wonderful vacation! I missed reading with my coffee every morning. Felt like a lost puppy! Haha! Anywho, do you have a list of summer crock pot recipes? We have been in a dinner rut over here since it’s finally nice in Chicago and we are outside all day! PS think I may have convinced my hubby to take a Greek Isles cruise for next summer! Can’t wait to read all about it. I adore your blog. 💜

  • Alexis deZayas June 27, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Love this!! Need to make this next week! So glad you’re back my mornings aren’t the same without you!

  • Carol June 27, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Gotta make these. Love tacos! and Anything with Tab’s guacamole on it is great! Glad you are back. I do read your blog and enjoy it, but missed having your quick and easy summer meals already planned for us. Also, for anyone who hasn’t made your Lemon Buttermilk Pie and Creamy Lemon Pie , make them. Both are so so good! I made both of them last week. Perfect for summer!

  • Analeigh June 27, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Hi! Do you have a meal prepping day? Or do you just cut up all your ingredients/ veggies you use etc at the time of cooking for your meals?!

    Love having you back!

    • Mix and Match Mama June 27, 2019 at 4:21 pm

      I do it with each meal. I think it works better for me that way.

  • Robin OSBORNE June 27, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    These look delicious. I am wondering if you recommend one type of lettuce over another? Your pic looks like butter bib lettuce if I am not mistaken. I’ll bet these would be good with chicken substituted for the ground beef as well.

    • Mix and Match Mama June 27, 2019 at 4:17 pm

      Yes, I love me some butter bib because it holds up well when wrapping it like this!