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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Steak Fajita Lettuce Wraps

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I decided to put a spin on the more traditional (Asian) lettuce wraps and instead took the ingredients for steak fajitas and stuck them in lettuce instead of tortillas. If you're anything like me you'd rather fill up on tortilla chips than tortillas, and by swapping in lettuce that saves more room for salty chips!
These are a little messy to eat, as I think all lettuce wraps are. Ryan abandoned the "wrap" idea and instead kind of piles his together on his plate and ate it with a fork and knife. I'm a little less civilized and just dug in, keeping plenty of napkins on hand for the salsa juices that dripped out the sides.

You can obviously switch these up for whatever random ingredients you have on hand. Chicken or ground turkey instead of steak, throw some zucchini in there (I had some shredded carrots that I added), top them with guacamole. These would be a fun party idea too--put out all the fixins and let people customize the to their liking!

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Steak Fajita Lettuce Wraps

-steak, cooked and thinly sliced
-bell peppers, thinly sliced
-red onion, thinly sliced
-chile powder
-garlic powder
-lettuce, pulled off the head in large leaves
-sour cream
-sliced limes

1. Cook bell peppers and red onion in olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Season with cumin, chile powder, and garlic powder, and cook until softened.
2. Top lettuce leaves with steak and vegetables. Top with salsa, sour cream, and avocado, or other toppings as desired. Serve with lime wedges.