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Lettuce Bowls

Lettuce Bowls

Lettuce Bowls

Lettuce Bowls


1 lb. lean ground beef or ground turkey

2 tbsp. chili powder

1 jar salsa, 24 oz

1 can pinto beans, drained, 15 oz

salt and pepper

1 head iceberg lettuce

2 cups broken tortilla chips

guacamole, optional

cheddar cheese, shredded, optional


Brown meat with chili powder over medium heat in large skillet. When almost done, stir in 1/2 cup salsa and beans; cook for 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and cool slightly.,

Remove core and outer leaf from iceberg lettuce. Carefully peel off 4 whole leaves. Put leaves on serving plates to form lettuce bowls.

Chop remaining iceberg head into bite size pieces and pit in large bowl. Add 1/2 cup salsa, meat mixture and tortilla chips. Toss well. Spoon into lettuce bowls. Serve atone with additional guacamole and cheese and salsa. Serves 4

You can garnish this salad with cilantro, or chopped green onions or tomato wedges or slices olives. A dollop of sour cream is good, too. For vegetarians, use 1 cup diced cheddar cheese and 2 cans vegetarian chili beans in place of meat mixture. Toss with iceberg lettuce and remaining ingredients

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