Steak Taco Lettuce Wraps

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Grilled sirloin steak “flaco” tacos use lettuce wraps instead of tortillas! The steak is seasoned with cumin and spices, then grilled and sliced thin, along with guacamole and pico de gallo – low-carb and super delicious!

Grilled sirloin steak "flaco" tacos use lettuce wraps instead of tortillas! The steak is seasoned with cumin and spices, then grilled and sliced thin, along with guacamole and pico de gallo – low-carb and super delicious!
Steak Taco Lettuce Wraps

These tacos are also Keto, Whole30, and gluten-free. You may also enjoy Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps and Thai Chicken Peanut Lettuce Tacos.

These lettuce wrap steak tacos were inspired by tacos I recently oredered at a Tex-Mex restaurant in NYC. They were so good, I didn’t miss the tortilla so I set out to recreate them at home. They used iceburg lettuce which they cut on an angle and used several layers which I thought was smart because it was easier to hold and eat. You can of course use any lettuce you like. If you don’t have a grill, you can make the steak on a grill pan or even on a cast iron skillet. So simple and light, you can easily eat more that two if you don’t make a side. I made a Mexican Cauli-rice on the side which was enough to fill me up.

How to Make Steak Taco Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps are low-carb, keto, gluten-free and low calorie, and don’t interfere with the flavors of the filling. A few tips when making lettuce wraps:

  • Look for lettuce leaves that are large enough to hold the filling. I like to use iceberg lettuce for larger cups. Romaine lettuce and baby romaine are also great.
  • The leaves of butter or boston lettuce are smaller, but also wonderful.
  • If you prefer, you can turn this into a big chopped salad by simply serving this over a bowl over chopped lettuce.

 

Grilled sirloin steak "flaco" tacos uses lettuce instead of tortillas! The steak is seasoned with cumin and spices, then grilled and sliced thin, along with guacamole and pico de gallo – low-carb and super delicious!

Grilled sirloin steak "flaco" tacos use lettuce wraps instead of tortillas! The steak is seasoned with cumin and spices, then grilled and sliced thin, along with guacamole and pico de gallo – low-carb and super delicious!

Here’s a few more of my favorite lettuce wrap recipes:

Grilled sirloin steak "flaco" tacos use lettuce wraps instead of tortillas! The steak is seasoned with cumin and spices, then grilled and sliced thin, along with guacamole and pico de gallo – low-carb and super delicious!
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Grilled Steak Lettuce Tacos

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4
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256 Cals 25 Protein 7 Carbs 14 Fats
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
Grilled sirloin steak "flaco" tacos use lettuce wraps instead of tortillas! The steak is seasoned with cumin and spices, then grilled and sliced thin, along with guacamole and pico de gallo – low-carb and super delicious!

Ingredients

For the Guac:

  • 4 oz 1 small haas avocado
  • 1/4 cup diced tomato
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • fresh black pepper, to taste

For the Pico De Gallo:

  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp minced jalapeno
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

For the Steak:

  • 1 lb thin sirloin steaks
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • pinch fresh ground pepper
  • 8 lettuce shells from 1 head

Instructions

  • Combine the salt, cumin, garlic powder, oregano and black pepper. Rub over the steak. 
  • Mash the avocado in a small bowl with the tomato, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt, pepper to taste. Set aside.
  • Combine the pico de gallo ingredients; set aside.
  • Heat a grill over high heat. Clean grates and spray with oil. Cook the steaks over high heat 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until the steak is cooked to your liking. Set aside on a cutting board to rest 5 minutes before slicing. Slice into thin strips.
  • To serve, fill each lettuce cups with 1 1/2 tbsp guacamole and top with steak and pico de gallo.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tacos, Calories: 256kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 88mg, Sodium: 559mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 0.5g
Blue Smart Points: 4
Green Smart Points: 4
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 7
Keywords: lettuce wrap ingredients, lettuce wraps, Steak Taco Lettuce Wraps, Steak Taco recipe, taco lettuce wraps

Grilled sirloin steak "flaco" tacos use lettuce wraps instead of tortillas! The steak is seasoned with cumin and spices, then grilled and sliced thin, along with guacamole and pico de gallo – low-carb and super delicious!

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103 comments

  1. Absolutely fantastic! So fresh, so easy. Thanks Gina!

  2. Great recipe! So delicious and filling. It was very easy to prepare as well. Will be making again!

  3. Could the steak that has already been cut up and sold for stir fry be used for this recipe?

  4. I bought everything I need so I’ll be cooking this for supper tonight.

  5. We loved this!!!!!! Thank you!!!!! So tasty. Paired with the fiesta lime rice was perfection!!!!

  6. This recipe delivers on great taste! The meat, guacamole, and pico were all fantastic together. My husband didn’t even miss the tortillas. I used ruffled greed leaf lettuce and it really held up nicely. Thanks!

  7. Oh my God…

    I tried this receive and my sweetheart gave me 10 stars.  This was so yummy and healthy… Thx for sharing such a healthy and delicious recipe….

  8. Love love love this and super easy
    The guacomole was the best!!!!

  9. I’m following your meal plan and have to admit I was kind of ‘meh’ about the thought of lettuce cups for dinner…but, I stuck to the plan and OMG these are AMAZING! I am a total convert! The meat is tender and super flavorful and I would like to eat the guacamole by the bowlful…so delicious and very filling! WINNER, WINNER, STEAK DINNER!

  10. Can you cook meat in the slow cooker or cast iron?

  11. Dinner tonight!! In a word… FANTASTIC!!! Thanks Gina! 

  12. DELICIOUS! I made it one with with steak then the next week I swapped chicken tenders for the steak. Also really yummy.

  13. We had these for dinner tonight. They were amazing 

  14. Hi I’ve made this two times it’s amazing! I just wanted to say that instead of the pico I used your restaurant style salsa recipe and I added pickled red onions (in red wine vinegar) to the top (I omitted the onions from the guacamole). Love this site! Thank you so much!!!

  15. We used the Mexican Spice mix from the SOUTHWEST CHICKEN SKILLET recipe (https://www.skinnytaste.com/southwest-chicken-skillet/comment-page-1/#comment-176653) and were totally blown away!!!!

  16. Holy bananas. We love these steak lettuce tacos and make them regularly at our house. I love to add in a dollop of guac on top and to eat on the side with tortilla chips! They are an amazing summer dinner!

  17. Made these today and they were AMAZING!!! Had always been afraid that I would miss the tortilla but it was delicious! Used romaine lettuce but is was great! Even the crunch in the lettuce made me feel I wasn’t missing a thing. My husband may even try them next time!!

  18. Made this tonight for dinner…I actually used the left over thin cut steak from the stuffed portabella mushroom recipe and was awesome…I added jalapeno poppers as a side what a great dinner…didn’t make the cauliflower rice this time but ill try it next…Thank you for all the wonderful recipes…it has made huge positive change in our family dinners!!!!

  19. Made the tacos and rice for lunch today and couldn’t believe how much food there was for so few points! Everything tasted wonderful! Thanks Gina!!

  20. This is delicious, but it’s definitely NOT 4 SmartPoints. 1/4 avocado is 2-3 points depending on size, and .25 lb of steak is 5 points. That makes two tacos at least 7-8 points.

    I think maybe this is because you left out the saturated fat in calculating the nutrition.

  21. Absolutely loved this recipe – as did my fiancé! Love your low-carb recipes!

  22. How do you get the lettuce to look like that I can never get it to look like yours. Video maybe??
    Thank You Gina Looks Amazing

  23. OOPS!  Need the cauliflower rice, too! looks good!

  24. Please include the carb count!  I would love to try our recipes, but I am eating low carb and need the info!

    Thanks

    M

  25. This is so so good!

  26. What is the serving size of the steak that goes into each taco? 2 oz each?

  27. hi Gina

    I never saw the answer to how to make the lettuce cups?  not sure if hard to describe, but you can give it a whirl for your fan club  that would be awesome!!! 🙂
    would like to try making this week   tnx 

  28. I made these last night for dinner!  Very quick and healthy, I added a 1/2 teaspoon of cumin to the Pico to give it a more authentic taste.  Delicious!  Thank you!

  29. I’m starting a low-carb eating plan today do you have any recommendations for special recipes or a special section for that?

  30. Loved this – lettuce didn’t quite cooperate so we improvised

  31. Had chicken, is made with that instead…it was all great! My husband and 13-year-old son made lettuce burritos by adding the Mexican cauliflower rice right in the lettuce wraps, and my 8-year-old had a LETTUCE TACO. Didn’t even have to suggest it. He was intrigued and tried it all on his own!

  32. Spot on! Was so good. Next time I need to double it for leftovers.  It was gone so quickly!

  33. About the calorie count: Is it 256 cals with the guacamole or just the two taco’s?

  34. I made this last week and the entire family went nuts over it.  I think this guacamole might be the best I’ve ever had.  Going to try this again tonight but with chicken.  Also, no one but me likes cauliflower so I made the “rice” with broccoli and it was delicious!  Thanks for the low carb options!

  35. I’m SO HAPPY that you have Paleo recipes! LOVE IT! 

  36. The Smart Point calculator shows 5 points for the nutritional values you have listed. 

    • The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher). So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why! Test it out for yourself!

  37. I made this last night along with the Asian Mango Cabbage Slaw as a side dish. SO DELICIOUS!!!!

  38. Made as written, loved the pico and guac. It came together faster than I thought especially with all the chopping. Made the pico again to serve with your blackened fish. The iceberg wraps worked great. Thank you!

  39. 1/4 avocado =2sp

  40. Your calculations are off. 3oz of cooked steak alone is 5 sp.
    I made this yesterday. Yummy. Two lettuce leaves with fuxings 8.5 sp

  41. Wow! So delicious and so flavorful. Thanks for another great recipe.

  42. Made these yesterday, and they were to die for! I may be choosing lettuce “taco shells” from now on because I love tacos, but the tortillas are just wasted calories.

    I’ve got high blood pressure, so I substituted Morton’s Salt Substitute for the salt and found it to be a little too salty. Not sure if that’s a factor for my substitution or not. (It’s still new to me.) I’d probably cut the salt in half or more.

  43. These tacos with the cauliflower rice were outstanding. Gina you make the best food ever!  Thanks so much for sharing. 

  44. Please share the recipe for the cauliflower rice! Thanks!

  45. Please share that Mexi-Cauli Rice 🙂 it looks amazing!

  46. can I get the rice recipe plz would like to try at home

  47. I also want the cauli-rice recipe!

  48. rice recipe please!!!!

  49. Yes, please share the cauliflower rice recipe. If it’s anything like your Mexican brown rice recipe, I know it will be fantastic.

    Thanks, Gina!

  50. can i get the mexican cauli-rice receipe please

  51. Can’t wait to try this! And yes please do share the Mexi Cauliflower Rice Recipe. I would love to mimic this entire recipe for my family.

  52. I need that Mexi-Cali Rice recipe!!! Looks delish!

  53. This recipe looks delicious!! But is the nutrition info all correct? How can a steak recipe have 0 g cholesterol??

  54. Also interested in how you made the lettuce taco wrap so neat. I can never make them where it isn’t a mess!

  55. Hi Gina,
    Looks terrific. Will try tonite. Could you post how much Sat Fat?
    Thanks so much.

  56. Would also know how you did the lettuce!
    Than you Gina

  57. Hi Gina
    I would love the rice recipe. Please! I wasn’t able to find it on your ste.

  58. Great idea for carb saving while savoring the flavors of authentic Mexican.

  59. of COURSE we want the cauli rice recipe. You can’t just show us delicious food and then not give us any….it’s rude. ; )

  60. did you cut the core on the lettuce and scope it out to get such nice lettuce bowls?
    and yes I  also want the rice recipe.
    thank you for all the good recipes.

    Mill

  61. These look delish – and perfect for summer evenings.
    Yes! Please share the rice recipe.
    Thanks for all you do.

  62. Love your recipes. They’re always photographed brilliantly too. I’ll be having a pop at this over the weekend

  63. Want the Caulirice recipe 🙂

  64. Can you show/tell us how to cut and make such neat and study lettuce tacos?

  65. Please share the Mexican Cauli-rice recipe if you can.
    Thanks so much!

  66. Gina, you know better than to ask if we want the recipe for the rice. LOL! Yes! I’ll check back tomorrow.

  67. How did you cut the head of iceberg lettuce to make the shells?  I’m not sure what you mean when you say the lettuce was “cut on an angle”. Thanks.

  68. how were you able to make the lettuce cups so nicely, It always breaks on me when I try and separate the leaves… 

  69. so excited for you to share… 🙂

  70. Thanks for all of your hard work and creative ideas Gina. I would love the cauliflower rice recipe as well.
    Thanks

  71. YESSSSSSSS who doesn’t want mexi cauli rice!!!

  72. Yes, ditto …. I would love the Mexican “rice” recipe!

  73. These tacos look so good. Please share the Mexican cauliflower rice recipe.

  74. Yum!  Would love the Mexi Cauli Rice as well!  Thank you!

  75. Please, please share the recipe for the Mexican Cali-rice! I want to make this meal right now! Looks delicious!

  76. This looks delish.. would love the rice recipe.. Been wanting to try one with cauliflower..
    thanks.. love all your recipes

  77. Would love the cauli rice recipe!!
    This all looks so good!!!

  78. Thank you!  Looks delicious!

  79. please share the mexican cauliflower rice recipe!