1 x 400g (14oz) tin mixed beans (or adzuki beans) - drained (if paleo no beans)
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 x 400g (14oz) tin diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried cumin
1 teaspoon garam masala
½ – 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes - depends how hot and spicy you like it
1 onion – diced finely
Iceberg lettuce – whole leaves
1 large carrot – grated
1 lebanese cucumber - julienne sliced
Cheese - grated
1 red bell pepper – sliced (optional- as an additional side)
1 avocado - (optional)
Heat oil in a pan and add diced onions, sauté until brown
Add the ground beef and start to gently brown off the meat
Once the meat is lightly browned add the spices and stir in to release the aromas
Add the 2 tablespoons of tomato paste and stir to combine. let cook off for 2 minutes, stirring regularly.
Add the tin of tomatoes and the beans
Bring to the boil and then turn the heat down to low and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally
Meanwhile, prepare all your vegetables into separate bowls, ready for serving
Once ground beef mix is ready, place in a bowl
You are now ready to sit down and get your hands dirty. Start by spreading a generous portion of cottage cheese or avocado onto a lettuce leaf cup. Then add some sliced bell pepper and grated carrot. Top it with some beef mixture, a bit of cheese, and cucumber, and then wrap it all up in the lettuce leaf and ENJOY.
Remove the lettuce leaves from the bottom of the lettuce carefully peeling the leaves back so the leaves are intact. Sometimes it's difficult to do so don't worry. Instead of wrapping the tacos, just top the lettuce with small portions of topping and enjoy that just as much.