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Cheesesteak Lettuce Cups

 
Cheesesteak Lettuce Cups
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This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe is suitable for a primal diet.primal
 
One serving costs about $1.41

$1.41 per serving

33 people like this recipe

33 likes

This recipe is ready in 25 minutes

Ready in 25 minutes

4 gluten-free,primal,gluten free,primal,ketogenic lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:60%

Spoonacular Score: 60%

 

Need a gluten free, primal, and ketogenic main course? Cheesesteak Lettuce Cups could be an excellent recipe to try. For $1.41 per serving, this recipe covers 16% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe makes 4 servings with 371 calories, 23g of protein, and 29g of fat each. It is brought to you by Dine and Dish. Head to the store and pick up kosher salt, pepper freshly cracked, baby bella mushrooms, and a few other things to make it today. 32 people were impressed by this recipe. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 25 minutes. With a spoonacular score of 65%, this dish is solid. Cheesesteak Crescent Roll Cups, Turkey Lettuce Cups, and Chicken Lettuce Cups are very similar to this recipe.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.5 cups
0.5 cups baby bella mushrooms
baby bella mushrooms
1 lb
1 lb boneless beef
boneless beef
4
4  bibb lettuce leaves
bibb lettuce leaves
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
extra virgin olive oil
2
2  garlic cloves
garlic cloves
1
1  green bell pepper
green bell pepper
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps kosher salt
kosher salt
0.13 tsps
0.13 tsps black pepper
black pepper
0.25 cups
0.25 cups shredded provolone cheese
shredded provolone cheese
1
1  yellow onion
yellow onion
0.5 cups baby bella mushrooms
0.5 cups
baby bella mushrooms
1 lb boneless beef
1 lb
boneless beef
4  bibb lettuce leaves
4
bibb lettuce leaves
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
2  garlic cloves
2
garlic cloves
1  green bell pepper
1
green bell pepper
0.25 tsps kosher salt
0.25 tsps
kosher salt
0.13 tsps black pepper
0.13 tsps
black pepper
0.25 cups shredded provolone cheese
0.25 cups
shredded provolone cheese
1  yellow onion
1
yellow onion

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Dine and Dish

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.40
Ingredient
½ cups baby bella mushrooms
1 pound boneless beef
4 bibb lettuce leaves
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves
1 green bell pepper
¼ cups shredded provolone cheese
1 yellow onion
Price
$0.20
$3.52
$0.55
$0.17
$0.13
$0.36
$0.44
$0.24
$5.61

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can choose lean ground beef or switch to ground turkey or ground bison if you prefer less fatty meat.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • The price of ground beef is going up. Beans and lentils, on the other hand, are both cheap and filling. Depending on the recipe, you might be able to add beans or lentils to stretch out your beef.

Cooking Tips

  • You might have heard that you should never wash mushrooms. Before you spend your precious time wiping down mushroom after mushroom with a towel, you should probably know that this is mostly a myth. While mushrooms can absorb a little water if you soak them long enough, the amount absorbed from a quick wash is not going to have much of an impact on your dish.

  • Extra-virgin olive oil is the least refined type of olive oil and therefore contains more of the beneficial compounds that get lost during processing. However, its minimal processing could also mean it has a lower smoke point than other olive oils. Once an oil starts to smoke, it begins to break down, producing a bad flavor and potentially harmful compounds. Unfortunately, the smoke point of an oil depends on so many factors that it is hard to say what the smoke point of an oil really is. For extra-virgin olive oil, it could be anywhere between 200-400 degrees Fahrenheit. Most people recommend using extra-virgin olive oil to add flavor to a finished dish or in cold dishes to be on the safe side. More refined olive oils, canola oil, coconut oil, and clarified butter/ghee are better options for high temperature cooking.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • Kosher salt is a type of coarse-grained salt popular among chefs because it is easy to pick up with the fingertips and sticks well when coating meat. The name "kosher salt" comes from the word "koshering", the process of making food suitable for consumption according to Jewish law. You can easily substitute table salt or sea salt in recipes where the salt is being dissolved, but if you're using it to coat meat, you might wish you had the kosher salt.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!

  • Bell peppers are unfortunately on the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). You might want to buy them organic when you can.

  • Good news for mushroom lovers: according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), mushrooms are pretty "clean" when it comes to pesticide residue, so you do not have to splurge on extra-expensive organic mushrooms (unless you want to!)

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
371 Calories
22g Protein
28g Total Fat
5g Carbs
10% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
371
19%

Fat
28g
44%

  Saturated Fat
10g
66%

Carbohydrates
5g
2%

  Sugar
2g
2%

Cholesterol
86mg
29%

Sodium
297mg
13%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
22g
45%

Vitamin B12
2µg
43%

Zinc
5mg
35%

Vitamin C
26mg
33%

Selenium
20µg
30%

Vitamin B3
5mg
27%

Vitamin B6
0.51mg
26%

Phosphorus
252mg
25%

Vitamin K
22µg
21%

Vitamin B2
0.27mg
16%

Iron
2mg
15%

Potassium
492mg
14%

Vitamin A
680IU
14%

Calcium
102mg
10%

Vitamin B5
0.84mg
8%

Manganese
0.16mg
8%

Copper
0.15mg
8%

Magnesium
30mg
8%

Folate
30µg
8%

Vitamin E
1mg
8%

Vitamin B1
0.1mg
7%

Fiber
1g
5%

Vitamin D
0.16µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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