Taco Lettuce Wraps

I can eat tacos just about any night of the week..however that can’t happen but these definitely can suffice my taco cravings! They are also very simple and easy to make.

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Taco Lettuce Wraps

Serving Size: 8-10

Taco Lettuce Wraps

Taco Tuesday's just got better with these!

Ingredients

1 lb of ground turkey meat (or ground beef)

Olive oil; a drizzle

1/4 cup white onions; chopped

Homemade Taco Seasoning:

2 tsp hot chili powder

1 1/2 tsp paprika

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)

1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional)

8 romaine lettuce leafs

You favorite toppings (I used cheese avocado, and cherry tomatoes)

Instructions

  1. Heat a frying pan to medium heat. Drizzle olive oil and add chopped onions. Sautee for 3 minutes until light brown. Add in ground turkey and all of the seasonings. Stir constantly until the meat is fully cooked (about 10 minutes).
  2. Once cooked and cooled, spoon in taco meat into lettuce leafs. Top with your favorite toppings (guacamole, salsa, sour cream, pico de gallo, cheese)
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Grilled Chili Lemon Shrimp Skewers

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I love shrimp cooked in any way! I really love these shrimp skewers when I make tacos because of the spicy-ness it has and the little time and preparation it takes to make.  These only take less than 10 minutes to cook so this can make a really quick and easy meal. If you have leftovers you can even add these shrimp skewers to a salad or going back to my favorite college meal..a quesadilla!

Yield: 4

Ingredients:
20 large shrimp; raw, peeled, and patted dry
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
Sprinkle of black pepper
Sprinkle of chili flakes
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 lemon; cut in half

Steps:
1. Heat a grill on medium heat. Place 4 shrimps on each skewer and sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic powder, chili flakes, and chili powder on evenly.
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2. Drizzle olive oil on skillet and add shrimp skewers. Squeeze half of the lemon on one side and let cook for 3-4 minutes, or until shrimp turns orange. With tongs, flip and cook on other side for another 3-4 minutes, squeeze other half of lemon and done. Super easy and quick!
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