Taco Lettuce Cups

Move over tortilla shells! Lettuce leaves make fresh cups to hold a delicious mixture of seasoned ground beef, corn and cheese.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 15 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

Seasoned Ground Beef
1
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1
cup Green Giant™ Niblets® frozen corn (from 1-lb bag)
1
cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (4 oz)
8
leaves Bibb lettuce
2
cups coarsely crushed tortilla chips (about 3 oz)
1/2
cup sour cream, if desired

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  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, mix seasoned ground beef, salsa and corn. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese.
  • 2 Spoon about 1/2 cup beef mixture into each lettuce leaf; place 2 on each individual plate. Top each lettuce cup with about 1 tablespoon remaining cheese, 1/4 cup crushed chips and 1 tablespoon sour cream.
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, mix seasoned ground beef, salsa and corn. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese.
  • 2 Spoon about 1/2 cup beef mixture into each lettuce leaf; place 2 on each individual plate. Top each lettuce cup with about 1 tablespoon remaining cheese, 1/4 cup crushed chips and 1 tablespoon sour cream.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Instant finger food! These filled lettuce cups are fork-fare, but if your lettuce leaves are large enough, encourage the kids to wrap the lettuce around the filling and eat them with their hands.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
(
Calories from Fat
240),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
27%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
1120mg
1120%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
29g
29%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.