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Low Carb Recipe: Lettuce Cups with Picadillo

Submitted by JDiazAsper on 01/15/2011 – 5:57 pm3 Comments

Picadillo is a staple at my house.  It’s an easy dish to make and then you can use the leftovers in a lot of different ways. One of the healthier options is making lettuce cups with picadillo. These are surprisingly good and even my kids like them because there is a burrito, eat with you hands appeal to them. And if the kids are not fans of lettuce, you can serve them picadillo with rice old style while you have this sort of nuevo Cubano version. Or whip up a Pastel de Carne if you want to offer them some extra wow.

The Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp curry
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 2 pounds of low fat hamburger meat
  • 1 cup red peppers
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 10 romaine leaves
  • 1 lime


  1. Heat up oil in a pan and put spices in. Add beef and use a fork to blend spices and cut up meat. Add broth. Cook about 20 mins.
  2. Toss beef with lime, red pepper and cilantro.
  3. Spoon beef into lettuce cups and serve right away.

If you want to add some yum , you can layer in avocado slices. I wouldn’t serve this to guest but on a week day these feel a bit different and lighter. Enjoy and I hope this helps you with any resolutions to eat a bit healthier in 2011!

I did this recipe as part of the #SabrosoSaturday blog hop hosted by @MsLatina. Check out all the great recipes!

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