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Buffalo Chickpea Lettuce Cups

Have you ever purchased a bottle of buffalo sauce for a recipe and then the leftovers sat in your fridge for months, magically waiting to be used again?

Meet today’s Buffalo Chickpea Lettuce Cups, the kind of meal you can whip up with just a few things you might have in your pantry and fridge.

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19 Cheesy Taco Skillet: Bring taco night to a new dimension with this one pot cheesy taco skillet to be served family style at the dinner table.

Cheesy Beef Tacos in a Skillet

When it’s Taco Tuesday and you’re short on time these skillet beef tacos come together in a flash. This cheesy taco recipe is easy and full of flavor in every bite.

Check out the video to see how this recipe is made:


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9 Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Lettuce Cups: One of my favorite things to eat this summer has been lettuce cups! I have been making all of my favorites into a cooler options for these hot summer days. Check out this easy recipe!

Pork Carnitas Lettuce Cups

I love the versatility of recipes like my Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas, where one meal can be presented in a variety of ways. With that particular recipe, of course, serving the pork carnitas as tacos were the most obvious way, and today I’m excited to share another fun version.

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Lettuce Cups: One of my favorite things to eat this summer has been lettuce cups! I have been making all of my favorites into a cooler options for these hot summer days. Check out this easy recipe!

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Lettuce Cups: One of my favorite things to eat this summer has been lettuce cups! I have been making all of my favorites into a cooler options for these hot summer days. Check out this easy recipe!

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18 Greek Lettuce Cups: Simple and Delicious. This meal comes together in one bowl and it perfect for the office lunchbox.

Greek Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups

Are you looking for a fresh, full-of-flavor, twist to a classic salad that will make mealtime vibrant? These Greek Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups will give your taste buds a kick and brighten up your plate at the same time with all the Mediterranean flavors we love in a single cup.

Greek Lettuce Cups: Simple and Delicious. This meal comes together in one bowl and it perfect for the office lunchbox.

Greek Lettuce Cups: Simple and Delicious. This meal comes together in one bowl and it perfect for the office lunchbox.

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11 Have dinner ready in 15 minutes with these Taco Stuffed Lettuce Cups! Full of classic taco flavor, this is a gluten and grain free meal everyone will love.

Taco Stuffed Lettuce Cups

Have dinner ready in 15 minutes with these Taco Stuffed Lettuce Cups! Full of classic taco flavor, this is a gluten and grain free meal everyone will love.

Have dinner ready in 15 minutes with these Taco Stuffed Lettuce Cups! Full of classic taco flavor, this is a gluten and grain free meal everyone will love.

Have dinner ready in 15 minutes with these Taco Stuffed Lettuce Cups! Full of classic taco flavor, this is a gluten and grain free meal everyone will love.

If you can’t tell already, my family loves tacos. What’s not to love? All sorts of delicious ingredients stuffed inside a tortilla and seasoned with my homemade taco seasoning which makes anything delicious. We also love these easy crockpot chicken tacos and these meatless chickpea tacos when we want something different. No matter what the filling might be, tacos are always a fun family meal.

Many of you know that I’m a recovering short order cook. That means, that I used to make multiple meals for my family because our kids didn’t want to eat the same things. But, a few years ago, I decided to stop that and made the decision to only make one recipe for the entire family instead. And tacos are always a winner with the kids.

Have dinner ready in 15 minutes with these Taco Stuffed Lettuce Cups! Full of classic taco flavor, this is a gluten and grain free meal everyone will love.

Since I know my kids will eat tacos, it’s a dinner I cook often. Two out of my three don’t eat these in a lettuce cup and you know what? It’s ok. Essentially we are eating the same meal and all I’m doing is changing out the serving vessel. I’m able to slowly introduce them to new foods, like chickpeas, pork, because they think everything is chicken, and even squash.

What I like about tacos is that I’m able to slowly introduce them to new foods, while still giving them a meal they will eat. It’s a win for everyone.

I bet you already have most of the ingredients for these tacos. Dinner tonight, anyone? All you need is some meat, veggies, and toppings. It’s the recipe I automatically think of when we get home at 6:30 with nothing ready for dinner. In 15 minutes, a fresh and healthy dinner will be served and everyone will be happy.

Have dinner ready in 15 minutes with these Taco Stuffed Lettuce Cups! Full of classic taco flavor, this is a gluten and grain free meal everyone will love.

Another great thing about taco night is that everyone can build their own tacos. Put out all your family’s favorite toppings in bowls  on the counter and let your kids pile on anything they want. My family especially loves avocado, salsa, and cheese. Watch how easy these are to make.

Plus, they’re also great for entertaining! Simply double or even triple the recipe to please the whole crowd for taco night. This meal also packs perfectly inside of a lunchbox. Either store the built taco at room temperature or keep the toppings in a separate container and build your own tacos when you’re ready to dig in.

Have dinner ready in 15 minutes with these Taco Stuffed Lettuce Cups! Full of classic taco flavor, this is a gluten and grain free meal everyone will love.

In those “OMG what am I going to make for dinner” moments, I hope you think of this recipe and whip it up for your family. I know everyone will love it!

What is your go-to dinner recipe when you’re crunched for time?

Taco Stuffed Lettuce Cups

Have dinner ready in 15 minutes with these Taco Stuffed Lettuce Cups! Full of classic taco flavor, this is a gluten and grain free meal everyone will love.
  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 12 Boston Bibb lettuce heads, leaves removed
  • Shredded Mexican cheese, chunky salsa, diced avocado, chopped cilantro, lime wedges, for garnishing and serving

Instructions

  1. On alarge skilletover medium-high heat, warm up oil. Add chopped onion and sauté for about 3 minutes until it begins to soften. Add meat and garlic; season with salt and taco seasoning. Continue to cook, breaking up the meat as it cooks, for about 5-7 minutes until it’s cooked through. Turn off heat, cover, and gather remaining garnishing ingredients.
  2. Plate 1-2 lettuce cups on a plate, fill with beef mixture, and top with favorite toppings and garnishes.