Avocado and Beef Lettuce Wraps

Crisp lettuce leaves make a great vehicle for savory meat and creamy avocado chunks. Ground beef is just a suggestion, ground turkey, chicken, or pork can also be used. Serves 8.


1/4 cup oil
1 pound ground beef, low fat
1 minced jalapeno
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1/4 cup chopped basil
1/4 cup chopped mint
1/4 cup lime juice
2 whole avocados, peeled, pitted, and cut into chunks
2 tablespoon fish sauce, optional
1 head bibb lettuce, about 16 leaves


1. In a large skillet add 1/4 cup oil and cook the hamburger meat over high heat until brown and crispy, about 15 minutes.
2. Add the jalapenos and cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
3. Remove from heat and toss with herbs, avocado chunks, lime juice, and fish sauce.
4. Serve in leaves of lettuce with extra fresh herbs and slices of lime on the side.

Author: Rachael Daylong

Reviews and comments:

Comment by Rachael Daylong on September 16th, 2011:

I forgot the avocados in this recipe. Please toss the avocados in with the beef at the end.

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