Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

Have I ever told you guys how much I LOVEEEEEEE Mexican food?! Ugh, if it was socially acceptable, I'd have my favorite restaurant cater my imaginary wedding and have it delivered to my couch every single day! With that said, it's been equally as difficult coming up with new ideas for dinner and, since last night was Tuesday night, only one thing was appropriate for dinner: Tacos! It's Taco Tuesday, people!!! I found a great recipe while on PInterest for skinny tacos and, with my own little twist, I made them for dinner and there were two VERY empty plates! These are great as regular tacos or as lettuce wrap tacos (as I had them!). They're super simple, so they're absolutely perfect for a weeknight when you have no real desire to cook something which requires lots of energy, yet has LOTS of flavor! OH!!! And DEFINITELY serve with some guacamole and cheese to make them PERFECT!!!

What you'll need:
1 lb. ground turkey (99% lean)
1 onion, minced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 tbs. taco seasoning (or any variation that's similar)
3/4 cup water
1/2- 3/4 cup salsa
Large iceberg lettuce leaves (as a sub for tortillas)

1. Brown your turkey. WHile cooking, cut your bell peppers and onions into small, bite size pieces.

2. Once turkey is cooked, add the taco seasoning. Mix well.
3. Add the onion, bell pepper, water, and salsa and let simmer on low for 20 minutes.

4. As turkey concoction is cooking, cut the lettuce leaves so they're manageable (some of them can be ridiculously too large!).
5. Prepare your toppings (sour cream, shredded Mexican blend cheese, guacamole, yadda yadda yadda).
6. Serve immediately!

enjoy :)

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