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Cuban-Style Lettuce Ground Beef Lettuce Tacos

average rating is 3 out of 5, based on 150 votes

Spice up your mealtime with our Cuban-Style Lettuce Ground Beef Tacos. This low-carb twist on a traditional favorite uses lettuce leaves instead of tortillas to cradle flavorful, spiced ground beef, creating a light yet satisfying dish that's brimming with Cuban flair.

Serving Suggestion:

These Cuban-Style Lettuce Ground Beef Tacos are a meal on their own. However, you can serve them with a side of cauliflower "rice" or a fresh avocado salad for a fuller meal.


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Low-Carb High-Protein Gluten-Free Nut-Free Sugar-Free Grain-Free Keto-Friendly Dairy-Free-Optional (if you omit the cheese for those with dairy intolerance) Paleo-Friendly Quick-and-Easy Dinner main meal lunch


For the Ground Beef:

1 lb ground beef

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon oregano

Salt and pepper to taste

For the Tacos:

8 large lettuce leaves (romaine or iceberg)

1 tomato, diced

1/2 cup shredded cheese (optional)

Fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté until the onion is translucent.

  2. Add the ground beef to the skillet. Cook, breaking up the beef with a spoon, until no pink remains.

  3. Sprinkle the cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper over the beef. Stir well to combine and cook for another minute.

  4. To assemble the tacos, place a scoop of the cooked ground beef onto each lettuce leaf. Top with diced tomato, a sprinkle of shredded cheese if desired, and a garnish of fresh cilantro.

  5. Fold the lettuce leaves over the filling and serve immediately.


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