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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 Steak Lettuce Tacos

4.94 from 15 votes
4
Cals:256
Protein:25
Carbs:7
Fat:14
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!
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!
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 2 tacos

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.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2 tacos, Calories: 256 kcal, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 25 g, Fat: 14 g, Saturated Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 88 mg, Sodium: 559 mg, Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 0.5 g

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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!

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103 comments on “Steak Taco Lettuce Wraps”

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

  2. 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!

  3. 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….

  4. 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!

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        Kelly Nutten

        Do you cook for the same amount of time on the cast iron? High heat 2-3 min each side? 

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

  6. 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!!!

  7. 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!!!!

  8. 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!

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    Billie Garcia

    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!!

  10. 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!!!!

  11. 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!!