Low Fat Lettuce Bison Wraps Recipe

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An alternative to the standard flour tortillas that hold together a variety of fillings, lettuce adds a delicious crunch to this meal.

The perfect recipe for those with gluten intolerance or celiac disease, the wraps also contain bison instead of ground beef, which is higher in minerals and nutrients, while being lower in fat and equally flavorful.

As Canadian bison producers have an ongoing goal of sustainability in their production habits, choose local meat and take heart that the revival of the nearly wiped out beasts is not only a delicious addition to any diet, but eco-friendly as well.

Low Fat Lettuce Bison Wraps
Yield: Makes 4 Wraps

Low Fat Lettuce Bison Wraps

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

The perfect recipe for those with gluten intolerance or celiac disease, these lettuce wraps use bison instead of ground beef, which is higher in minerals and nutrients, while being lower in fat and equally flavorful.

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1 lb ground bison
  • 1 large can diced roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 small can tomato paste
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 head butter lettuce, or iceberg
  • 1 avocado, sliced

Instructions

  1. Toss the onion, garlic and grapeseed oil in a large pot on the stove. Turn it to medium-high heat and caramelize the onion and garlic for 3 to 5 minutes, or until brown and translucent. Add the bison and cook for another 5 minutes, or until it is lightly browned.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot, stirring vigorously to scrape up any flavorful brown bits that have stuck to the bottom of the pot. Turn the heat to medium and simmer for another 20 to 25 minutes, or until the mixture is flavorful and thick.
  3. Cut the bottom off the lettuce. Wash whole leaves and pat them dry. Serve the bison and tomato mixture in the middle of one or two leaves. Top with several slices of avocado and sprinkles of cilantro. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 456Total Fat 32gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 20gCholesterol 94mgSodium 260mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 6gSugar 6gProtein 30g

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  • Samantha Lowe

    Based in Kingston, Canada, Samantha Lowe has been writing for publication since 2006. She records her culinary and globe-trotting experiences online at www.samanthalowe.com/blog. A love of photography and cooking fuels this writing, with the end result usually enticing friends and acquaintances to 'loosen their belts'.

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