Sunday, January 9, 2011

Taco Salad, Lettuce Burgers & Other LC Delicacies

Since I have been introducing more low-carb meals into my life, I have come up with some variations to our favourite meals.

Instead of tacos, we have Taco Salad:
Mexican Mince
500g beef mince
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 birds eye chilli, diced
1tspn ground cumin seed
1tspn ground coriander
1Tbspn tomato paste
Brown mince, add garlic and chilli and stir through, for 2 minutes.  Add remaining herbs, tomato paste and 1/2 a cup of water and simmer until fully combined and cooked through. (Measurements are approximates, so add your spices to taste, and use chilli powder instead if that is what you have.)

Iceberg lettuce
Red onion
Red and green capsicum
Grated cheese
Sour cream
Shred the lettuce, place in the bottom of a large bowl for each person. Top with mince. Dice the tomato, onion, capsicum and cucumber and sprinkle over mince. Top with grated cheese, a big dollop of sour cream and some salsa. Enjoy!

I also make it with chicken coated in the same spices:

Lettuce Burgers
Salt & pepper
Tomato sauce
Combine mince, salt and pepper.  Shape into a burger and cook through. Take a full lettuce leaf and layer with tomato slices and onion.


Top with burger, cheese, slices of onion,and top with tomato sauce and mayo.

Fold lettuce leaf around contents and enjoy!

Obviously not the most thrilling menus, but they make yummy quick alternatives to higher carb meals that we love.

Another really quick and yummy recipe is Low Carb Cheesecake:

250g cream cheese
1 sachet diet jelly
Soften cream cheese in microwave for 40 seconds.  Mix jelly into 1/2 cup boiling water until dissolved. Beat cream cheese with electric beaters until completely smooth.Mix jelly through cream cheese until completely combined. Place in fridge until set.  Any flavour is great but Mango & Passionfruit is especially delicious!



April said...

Oh thank you! I am going to give Taco Salad a whirl next weekend.

April said...

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sofrenchysochic said...

Thank you April! x

Teneal said...

Taco salad was a winner! Husband said the mince tasted better than the one we usually make using store bought taco mix.

Now to try the lettuce burgers :)