Spiced Beef Taco Wraps with Guacamole

Crisp lettuce leaves spread with creamy guacamole, topped with spicy beef, cool cabbage, fresh tomato, and cilantro, and finished with squeezes of tart lime juice make a great lunch that is light and won’t weigh you down.

Oh, the yummy avocado!

1. Avocados are a Nutrient Dense Food
Nutrient dense foods are those that provide substantial amounts of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients with relatively few calories. One-fifth of a medium avocado (1oz) has 50 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, making it a great nutrient dense food choice.

2. Contains Good Fats
California Avocados are naturally sodium and cholesterol free.

3. Naturally Sodium and Cholesterol Free
The avocado is virtually the only fruit that contains monounsaturated fat – good fat!  So eat up and enjoy this creamy, beautiful food!

Spiced Beef Taco Wraps with Guacamole

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Yields: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds grass-fed ground beef (15 percent fat)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus a pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus a pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted, and chopped
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 12 romaine lettuce leaves or butter lettuce leaves
  • 2 Roma tomatoes seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 1/2 of shredded red cabbage

Method

  1. Heat a large stainless steel pan over medium heat and add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the chopped onion and cook until soft, 1-2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook another 30 seconds, stirring.
  2. Add the ground beef, breaking it up with a wooden spatula or spoon. Cook until the meat is no longer pink, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the chili powder, 1 tablespoon of the cumin, and the coriander. Cook 1-2 minutes longer, starring to mix spices with the meat.
  4. Season with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, then remove the meat from the heat and place in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  5. To make the guacamole, place the avocado in a small bowl. squeeze in the lime juice, add the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of cumin, and mash with a fork until smooth. Add the remaining pinch of salt and pepper.
  6. Divide the lettuce leaves among 4 plates. Spread the guacamole onto the lettuce leaves. Top with a quarter of the spicy beef, then with the chopped cabbage, tomato, and cilantro.

Additional Info

The most nutrient-dense part of the avocado is just under the skin, so be sure to peel the avocado.

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