Beef and Chili Bean Lettuce Cups

Beef and Chili Bean Lettuce Cups

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Beef and Chili Bean Lettuce Cups
Serves 6
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

• 1 pound lean ground beef
• 8 strips of sliced bacon, roughly chopped to small pieces
• 1/2 a sweet onion, finely diced
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 1 (15 ounce) can chili beans in sauce
• 1/4 cup chopped parsley or chopped scallion greens
• Iceberg lettuce leaves
• shredded extra sharp Cheddar cheese
• avocado, cut into cubes with lime juice squeezed over them
• salsa

In a large non-stick skillet, over medium-high heat, fry the bacon until crispy. Use a slotted spoon to transfer bacon to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Pour off any remaining bacon fat from the pan and return to medium-high heat.

Add the beef, onion, and garlic to the hot pan. Cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until no pink remains, about 3 minutes. Drain off fat and return pan to heat. Add the can of beans with their sauce, stir well and bring up to a simmer. (You can simmer it for a few minutes to thicken the sauce, if necessary.)

Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the parsley.

To serve, stack 2 lettuce leaves, scoop desired amount of filling, and top with cheese, avocado cubes, and a dollop of salsa.

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