Spicy lettuce tacos. So delicious, so easy to make, and not a lot of calories, so it’s a big win across the board. My mouth is still burning, though. So worth it.
I wanted to continue to work on taking breads out of my diet. Horrifying, I know. But there’s something about using lettuce as a taco shell that really isn’t that bad. A lot of it has to do with texture. Romaine lettuce holds its shape, where Iceberg lettuce would flop in a second. Plus, Romaine is easier to work with.
So, when I decided to continue my question for tortilla-less tacos, I decided to go with a bit of a kick for spicy lettuce tacos.
Into the skillet went one tablespoon of olive oil and a quarter cup of diced flank steak. To that, I added a teaspoon of cayenne pepper and a teaspoon of garlic powder. As the steak cooked, I topped that with a dash of black pepper. I considered adding more cayenne, and did end up dashing some on in the end, which is probably what made these spicy lettuce tacos so hot. Hint, the extra cayenne was a bit much in the end. I may have over thought I could handle the spice.
So I plated the meat over some freshly washed and dried Romaine lettuce, then topped it off with diced sweet onions and tomatoes. Super easy to make and not too bad for you either.