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Clean Eating Mince Lettuce Cups

This is the easiest, quickest meal you could ever make. And if you’re quick in the kitchen, you could even get this on the dinner table in less than 30 minutes. Plus, it’s budget-friendly and you can easily double or triple the recipe as needed. What more could you ask for?
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Author Bushra | Recipestable


  • 250 gm fat free mince meat
  • 1 green onion finely chopped
  • 1 small green pepper thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspooon chopped ginger
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 drops of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • salt to taste
  • herb seasoning optional
  • 4 large lettuces in cup shape, I used iceberg
  • For Garnishing
  • mint leaves
  • lemon slices



  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat.
  • Saute ginger and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently with a wooden spatula. Cook the garlic pieces until they are glazed and golden brown in color.
  • Add ground meat and cook for 15 minutes or until well browned.
  • Now stir in the hot sauce and tomato paste.
  • Stir in the green onions and green pepper until tender, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Cook for 10 minutes or until mince is cooked thorough.
  • Remove from the heat and sprinkle herb seasoning.
  • Spoon into lettuce cups and serve.
  • Garnish with extra mint or coriander leaves, if using.
  • Alternatively, serve the mince in bowls with the lettuce cups on the side so people can help themselves.