Tacos are one of the easiest meals to make, but sometimes they can be pretty unhealthy. I am all for a 20 minute meal, but I do like them to be healthy. This is a perfect solution. I did not miss one thing about a regular taco shell while eating these. In fact, my husband said, “I think yours is crunchier than a regular taco shell.” I think I agree. There was a huge crunch factor from the romaine hearts and the toppings really shine. These are a perfect weeknight meal and were perfect after a busy day.
This isn’t so much a recipe as ingredients and you can make it exactly what you want, but so can your kids so it very easy to customize. And for all of you people out there reading this and thinking, tacos are not so easy to make you have to cut up all the toppings, etc., this is perfect for you. There is one less ingredient to cut, the lettuce!
Source: inspired by, Iowa Girl Eats
1 lb. of Ground Beef
4 tablespoons of Taco Seasoning, store bought or homemade
3/4 cup of Water
4-5 Romaine Hearts, halved and yellow/inner parts removed
Additional Toppings: Diced Tomato, Shredded Cheese, Onion, Jalapeño, Guacamole, Sour Cream, etc
First, brown the meat in a skillet over medium heat. Drain and then add the meat back to the pan. Simmer with the taco seasoning and water for about 5 minutes, until the water is mostly absorbed, drain off any excess.
Now, add about 1/4 cup of taco meat to each romaine heart half, or as much that will fit. Top with desired toppings.
The Barbee Housewife