Chorizo and Black Bean Lettuce Wraps

This Chorizo and Black Bean Lettuce Wrap recipe falls into the SUPER easy category for sure. It takes no time at all to slice and pickle the onions and peppers then sauté the sausage and black beans on the stove. Serve with the lettuce cups, cheese, and sour cream, and voila … dinner is done!

Chorizo and Black Bean Lettuce Wraps on 100 Days of Real Food

I did throw some sweet potato “fries” into the oven for 20 minutes before I got started, and everything was ready at exactly the same time. If you happen to have any of this dinner leftover, then I recommend turning it into an epic Huevos Rancheros breakfast the next day, yum! :)

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Chorizo and Black Bean Lettuce Wraps on 100 Days of Real Food

Chorizo and Black Bean Lettuce Wraps

This Chorizo and Black Bean Lettuce Wrap recipe falls under the SUPER easy to make category. Cook up a healthy and delicious dinner in 20 minutes.
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
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Servings: 4

Ingredients
  

For the Pickled Onions & Peppers

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño or serrano pepper, trimmed, cut longways, and sliced into thin pieces

For the Wraps

  • 1 pound chorizo sausage (bulk or casings removed)
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 head butter lettuce rinsed and leaves separated

Suggested Toppings

  • crumbled queso fresco
  • sour cream
  • cilantro

Instructions
 

For the Pickled Onions & Peppers

  • Bring the vinegar, water, and honey to a boil in a small pot over high heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the sliced onions and peppers. Set aside while you prepare the rest of the meal.

For the Wraps

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the chorizo, occasionally breaking it up with a spatula while it cooks. Once it starts to brown, stir in the beans. Cook until the meat is no longer raw (pink) in the middle.
  • Turn off the heat and pour in the lime juice while scraping up the brown bits off the bottom of the pan.
  • Drain the onions and peppers, and serve with the meat mixture, lettuce cups, cheese, sour cream, and cilantro.

Notes

Adapted from Cooking Light Magazine
We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Chorizo and Black Bean Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 1676mg73%
Potassium 172mg5%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1959IU39%
Vitamin C 34mg41%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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5 thoughts on “Chorizo and Black Bean Lettuce Wraps”

  1. 5 stars
    We made this last night and it was delicious! Adding it to our family favorites binder. Thanks for the great recipe!

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