Lunches nowadays are almost nonexistent for me. With one toddler and one four year old, there seems never time just to sit down and have a lunch. And by the time I finally have a free minute to eat I am always starving and ready to wolf down anything. And I have to admit that not always it’s a healthy or wise choice.
Sure, I could stock up with oh so convenient store bought ready-made meals but knowing or rather not knowing what exactly goes in there, I prefer to cook myself. I guess it is something to do with my upbringing. My mom always cooked from scratch, every single day and every single meal. And that’s what I do for my family now.
These lettuce cups are perfect if you don’t have a lot of time on your hands yet want to eat something healthy.
Start with heating up oil in frying pan over medium heat. Add onions and lightly fry them, stirring from time to time so you do not burn them. When onions are almost done add your minced meat. Break down big lumps of mince meat, so that meat cooks evenly and throughout.
When the meat is almost done, add minced garlic and finely chopped red chilli pepper. Season with salt and if you wish add some black pepper as well. Stir well.
Now you can add kidney beans. I used canned beans, just drain and give them a rinse. Stir well. Cook everything for another minute or so and your are done with cooking.
Wash your lettuce leaves, pat them with kitchen towel to soak excess water.
Arrange lettuce on plate, scoop some meat into lettuce and top with some shredded carrot for a crunch. And enjoy your lunch :)