One evening I came home from work and realized that I hadn’t defrosted any meat that day. Out came a frozen block of ground beef. Now what? I threw it in a pan on low and started defrosting/browning the meat with no plan. After looking through my fridge for inspiration, I found I had a lot of condiments and a heart of romaine. Then, I remembered these delicious chicken wraps I had one time and thought, well here goes nothing! This meal is ridiculously cheap and great for nights when you want tasty, filling food now.
1 lb Ground Beef (I prefer 90% lean)
1 t Montreal Seasoning (Foodie with Family has a great recipe if you don’t have the McCormick spice blend)
1 T Soy Sauce
1 Heart of Romaine
Brown the Montreal-seasoned ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. While beef is browning, pull leaves of romaine off the stem, rinse, and pat dry. Once meat is browned, add soy sauce and simmer on low for 2 minutes or until liquid is gone. Using a slotted spoon, scoop ground beef into face up romaine leaves (as if filling a taco). Enjoy!
Note: Works best with cold lettuce leaves. Leave the lettuce in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. The cold protects the lettuce from wilting.