A low carb lettuce wrap fajita burrito is the perfect way to have your Mexican food on a low carb diet. All of those Mexican flavors wrapped up in a handheld lettuce burrito!
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I am a big fan of lettuce cups. With a tasty filling, the lettuce makes a perfect vehicle and it’s fun to eat with your hands. However today I have a low carb lettuce wrap fajita burrito recipe for you.
Using large layered lettuce leaves, you can roll up just about any meat filling and hold it in your hand as you would a traditional wrap. It’s a refreshing low carb alternative to flour tortillas. Each wrap has only 5.5g net carbs.
Marinate The Meat The Night Before
Take any kind of beef you want or even chicken. I found some thin sliced sirloin beef steaks at Aldi. They were a little tough but the marinade helps tenderize it. You want to cut the meat up into thin strips though, to make it easier to eat. Whisk the marinade of oil, lime juice, garlic, salt, cumin and oregano.
Add both the meat and the marinade to a zipper bag and store in the refrigerator over night.
The Low Carb Lettuce Wrap Recipe
To make the filling, add a little oil to a large saute pan and heat to medium high. Add the meat mixture along with the vegetables, salt and chili powder. Turn the heat down to medium and cook until the meat is browned and the vegetables and soft – about 10 – 15 minutes. Take the meat off the stove and let cool a bit.
How To Roll The Lettuce Wraps
I found out how to do this on Lexi’s Clean Kitchen. Check out her video to see how she does it.
You start with about 2 or 3 large Iceberg leaves that you overlap to make a burrito wrap. I like to keep the hard stem part at the bottom and roll up from there.
Add your ingredients and then starting from the bottom fold up, then fold in the sides and lastly roll all the way up. Cut a piece of wax paper the same width as the wrap and roll it up. (see below)
I put a piece of tape to keep the wax paper closed and cut in the middle. It’s easier than it looks and Lexi does an excellent job so check out her video.
Notes For This Recipe.
I ate these for dinner and loved it. You can put whatever toppings you want in these fajita burritos. However they were not as good the next day. The lettuce was a bit soggy so I chopped the leftover ones up and ate it as a salad which was also good.
So if you don’t want leftovers, you might want to cut the recipe in half. The nutritional information for 1 burrito lettuce wrap is:
436 cals / 32.9g fat / 9.6g carbs / 4.1g fiber / 25.6g protein = 5.5g net carbs
Low Carb Lettuce Wrap Fajita Burrito
A low carb fajita burrito lettuce wrap is the perfect way to have your Mexican food on a low carb diet. All of those Mexican flavors wrapped up for a handheld lettuce burrito!
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoons cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon oregano
- 1 lb beef steak, cut into thin strips
- 1 onion, sliced
- 2 cups peppers sliced
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 18 leaves iceberg lettuce
- 3/4 cup shredded cheese
- 1 avocado, thinly sliced
The night before, mix the marinade and add with the meat to a large zipper bag. Make sure all the meat is covered with the marinade.
The next day, add the oil to a large saute pan and heat up to medium high. Add the meat mixture, onions and peppers as well as the salt and chili powder. Cook for about 10 minutes until the meat is browned.
To make the wrap, overlap 3 large lettuce leaves. Add the. meat mixture to the lower middle of the lettuce. Top with avocado and cheese and start rolling up. Tuck the bottom first, then the two sides, and then roll the whole thing up.
Cut a piece of wax paper the same width as the lettuce wrap and roll up your lettuce burrito. Cut in half and eat!
This recipe makes at least 6 burritos. However they taste better eaten right away as the lettuce get a bit soggy the next day. So you might want to adapt the recipe to you liking.