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These Spicy Beef Lettuce Cups Are a Hit Any Night of the Week

 
These Spicy Beef Lettuce Cups Are a Hit Any Night of the Week
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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 can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $2.38

$2.38 per serving

33 people like this recipe

33 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free
spoonacular Score:52%

Spoonacular Score: 52%

 

If you want to add more gluten free and dairy free recipes to your recipe box, These Spicy Beef Lettuce Cups Are a Hit Any Night of the Week might be a recipe you should try. One serving contains 652 calories, 22g of protein, and 58g of fat. This recipe serves 4 and costs $2.38 per serving. 33 people have made this recipe and would make it again. Head to the store and pick up scallions, ground beef, mayonnaise, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly roughly 45 minutes. It is brought to you by Bon Appetit. Overall, this recipe earns a pretty good spoonacular score of 57%. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Spicy Chicken Lettuce Cups, Spicy Turkey Lettuce Cups, and Spicy Pork and Veggie Lettuce Cups.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 bunch
1 bunch scallions
scallions
1 head
1 head butter lettuce
butter lettuce
2
2  cucumbers
cucumbers
1
1  avocado
avocado
1
1  lime
lime
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
1 lb
1 lb ground beef
ground beef
1 tsp
1 tsp kosher salt
kosher salt
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps green hot pepper sauce
green hot pepper sauce
0.5 cups
0.5 cups mayonnaise
mayonnaise
1 bunch scallions
1 bunch
scallions
1 head butter lettuce
1 head
butter lettuce
2  cucumbers
2
cucumbers
1  avocado
1
avocado
1  lime
1
lime
2 Tbsps olive oil
2 Tbsps
olive oil
1 lb ground beef
1 lb
ground beef
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp
kosher salt
4 Tbsps green hot pepper sauce
4 Tbsps
green hot pepper sauce
0.5 cups mayonnaise
0.5 cups
mayonnaise


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Bon Appetit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.38
Ingredient
1 bunch scallions
1 head butter lettuce
2 cucumbers
1 avocado
1 lime
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound ground beef
4 tablespoons green hot pepper sauce
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Price
$0.16
$1.49
$1.44
$1.50
$0.25
$0.33
$3.52
$0.26
$0.57
$9.52

Tips

Health Tips

  • There are a bunch of great condiments you can use on a sandwich or wrap instead of mayo, such as avocado, hummus, mustard, olive oil and vinegar, etc. If you're looking to make a healthier sandwich, try using one of these healthier substitutes or at least limit yourself to one tablespoon of high-quality mayo.

  • You can use yogurt instead of mayonnaise to salads more protein rich and less heavy.

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

  • You can use yogurt instead of mayonnaise to make dips, sauces, and spreads that are rich in protein and less heavy.

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Price Tips

  • 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.

  • Avocados are one of the "clean fifteen", so you don't have to buy them organic if you don't want to spend the extra dough.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • get more price tips

Cooking Tips

  • If you're buying an avocado to use for dinner tonight, make sure you choose a ripe one! Find an avocado that is soft enough to press your fingertips into. If it's too firm, it's not ripe. If it's almost smooshy, it's too ripe. The perfect avocado can be hard to find in stores, so you might have to buy your avocados in advance and ripen them at home. To speed up the ripening process, put the avocados in a paper bag with an apple or banana. It really works!

  • Make sure you cook ground meat thoroughly. Grinding meat creates a lot of surface area that bacteria can grow on, so eating undercooked ground meat poses a real health risk.

  • You do not have to remove the seeds from a cucumber. In fact, the seeds are probably the most nutritious part! As for the skin, you should probably peel cucumbers (unless you like the skin and know the cucumber has not been waxed).

  • The average fresh lime contains 2 tablespoons of lime juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lime juice).

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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!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
652 Calories
22g Protein
58g Total Fat
11g Carbs
18% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
652
33%

Fat
58g
90%

  Saturated Fat
14g
88%

Carbohydrates
11g
4%

  Sugar
3g
4%

Cholesterol
92mg
31%

Sodium
1188mg
52%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
22g
45%

Vitamin K
127µg
122%

Vitamin B12
2µg
41%

Zinc
5mg
37%

Vitamin C
27mg
33%

Vitamin A
1638IU
33%

Vitamin B6
0.64mg
32%

Vitamin B3
5mg
30%

Folate
106µg
27%

Phosphorus
262mg
26%

Selenium
18µg
26%

Potassium
909mg
26%

Vitamin E
3mg
24%

Fiber
5g
22%

Iron
3mg
20%

Vitamin B2
0.32mg
19%

Vitamin B5
1mg
18%

Copper
0.3mg
15%

Magnesium
60mg
15%

Manganese
0.29mg
14%

Vitamin B1
0.17mg
11%

Calcium
75mg
8%

Vitamin D
0.17µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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