I’m starting week two of this Paleo thing. Never did I imagine I would even be attempting to eat in such a way. But the first week went so well, and I’m feeling so good that I figured we may as well keep on going. Here is one of the recipes I made this week. I found some inspiration for the idea on Pinterest, but the recipe pictured here is all mine. I love Asian-styled lettuce wraps, so I figured I would try changing up the filling to make Paleo Taco Lettuce Wraps. These were a breeze to prepare. They are packed with hidden veggies, and all the flavor of a delicious taco is there. You’ll never miss the tortilla.

Taco Lettuce Wraps with text

Paleo Taco Lettuce Wraps


  • 1 1/2 pounds grass-fed ground beef
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 3 Tbsp. Taco Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 head butter or iceberg lettuce
  • 1/2 cup fresh salsa
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped


In a cast-iron skillet, heat coconut oil over medium heat. Add onion and pepper and cook until softened. Add carrot. Cook until carrot softens a bit.

Add the ground beef breaking it up as it cooks. Once it’s no longer pink, add the taco seasoning , salt, and pepper and water. The meat is read when the water has evaporated.

To serve, place a piece of lettuce on a plate. Place a few tablespoons of the meat filling inside the lettuce cup. Top with salsa, cilantro, and green onions. Wrap the lettuce like you would a flour tortilla, and enjoy!

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If you’re looking to save a little time, you could certainly use store-bought taco seasoning, but the one I used is perfect for this recipe, plus it doesn’t contain any unpronounceable ingredients. And if you mix up a batch, you’ll have some ready to go for the next time you need a quick weeknight meal! These Paleo Taco Lettuce Wraps are even husband-approved. I hope you’ll have a chance to give them a try!

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