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    Mexican San Choi Bau (also known as lettuce tacos)

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    The girly and I love our mexican, but since we have cut out grains, bye bye tortillas and tacos. As we still ahd the mad craving, we came up with this very quick and simple substitue that was just as yummy.

    Ingredients

    500g beef mince
    1 iceberg lettuce
    1 capsicum, diced ( I think you call them bell peppers)
    taco seasoning pack (the brand in Australia is Old El Passo)
    Nachos salsa topping (same brand, but any salsa with beans would do)
    1 tbsp Woresteshire sauce
    1 tbsp soy sauce
    cracked pepper
    Cheese, grated
    Sour cream

    Method.

    1. Brown the mince in a fry pan, meanwhile, separate lettuce into taco shapes

    2. add capsicum and taco seasoning, combine, then add salsa and reduce heat to simmer. Use woresteshire and soy sauce to shake clean salsa jar and add to mix, stir in some cracked pepper

    3. Once meat has reduced, about 5-10 min, serve into lettuce shells, add sour cream and cheese, and enjoy!

    leftover meat is perfect the next day reheated in a fry pan with some fried eggs and tomato

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    lettuce taccos . . . I once eat them with a friend in a hotel. Will try them next weekend.

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    Nice I like asian dishes like this too, just throw a bunch of ingridients in a lettuce leaf, dip in some kinda sauce and enjoy. S.E.Asian's good for this, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia. Great food.

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    Also I used to fill lettuce leaves with SUPERCHUNKY guac when I was rawfoodist. No reason not to do it primal, just the thing for accompanying a ribeye.

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    Nice one.

    I make something similar, and sometimes just toss everything into a big bowl.

    Then it's called "taco salad."


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    We do the same thing, but we use green cabbage leaves. They hold up better.

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    In regards to filling lettuce leaves, does romain or iceburg seem to hold the fillings better?

    To make your own taco seasoning:

    1Tbsp Chili Powder
    1tsp garlic powder
    1tsp onion powder
    1tsp each s&p(can cut salt to half a tsp)
    1tsp oregano
    1 1/2 tsp cumin
    1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
    1/4 tsp paprika
    For added heat 1/4 tsp or more of smoked chipotle powder.

    Mix into meat, add water and enjoy great taco taste with no preservatives.
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    I'm trying this ASAP! We love Mexican food too. I love the idea of doing them Thai-style like a larb gai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geostump View Post
    In regards to filling lettuce leaves, does romain or iceburg seem to hold the fillings better?

    To make your own taco seasoning:

    1Tbsp Chili Powder
    1tsp garlic powder
    1tsp onion powder
    1tsp each s&p(can cut salt to half a tsp)
    1tsp oregano
    1 1/2 tsp cumin
    1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
    1/4 tsp paprika
    For added heat 1/4 tsp or more of smoked chipotle powder.

    Mix into meat, add water and enjoy great taco taste with no preservatives.
    Perfect. I was just looking for something like that.

    This afternoon I made a taco salad using enchilada mix I got from Earth Fare. It's the only one with no onions!

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    Sounds good, but whats in the taco seasoning pack? You can use chili and cumin instead most of the time if the ingredients in the taco seasoning are not primal. I usually use 3 different chili powders when we make our version. I am going to try the iceburg lettuce because we have a hell of a time eating meat in greenleaf lettuce. It always falls out.

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