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A 50/50 blend of lean ground beef and mushrooms is the BEST secret to making your lean ground beef even leaner, tastier, super tender, and more nutritious. Try it in these lightened up Lean Ground Beef and Mushroom Lettuce Tacos|Craving Something Healthy

Ground Beef and Mushroom Lettuce Tacos

Keyword grass-fed beef, keto, low carb, mushrooms, tacos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 288kcal
Author Craving Something Healthy


  • 8 oz lean grass-fed ground beef 93% lean
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • pinch ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup crushed, fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup minced scallions
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • butter lettuce leaves OR small corn or flour tortillas
  • prepared Pico de Gallo optional
  • sliced avocado optional


  • Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add the ground beef. Break up the meat into small pieces and let it brown.
  • While the meat is browning, place the mushrooms, onion, jalapeno pepper and garlic cloves into the bowl of a food processor, and pulse until the mixture is minced.
  • Add the minced vegetables to the meat, and continue to cook for about 5 more minutes, stirring to incorporate the meat and vegetables.
  • Add the chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and stir to combine.
  • Add the tomatoes, and reduce the heat to medium-low. Let the liquid cook off for about 5 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, and add the scallions and cilantro. Stir to combine.
  • Spoon the taco mixture into lettuce leaves or tortillas. Top with pico de gallo and sliced avocado if desired.


Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 815mg | Potassium: 1118mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1681IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 6mg