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Taco Lettuce Cups

taco lettuce cups Entree Southwestern
Taco Lettuce Cups
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 4

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

Updated May 7, 2009

Ingredients

  • Seasoned Ground Beef
  • 1
    cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
  • 1
    cup 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

Steps

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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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
Calories from Fat
240
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
41%
Saturated Fat
11g
55%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
1120mg
47%
Potassium
390mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
4g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
20%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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