Lettuce Wraps & Taco Hot Dish

Lettuce Wraps

Had iceberg lettuce and canned water chestnuts on hand with these in mind but not yet made them.


Lettuce wraps

The other ingredients weren’t a stretch as we have made these before and had the fresh ginger, hoisin sauce, chili paste and bean threads from previous recipes. My finicky kid loves these but was not happy that I had the water chestnuts finely chopped and intermixed with the ground beef. His added request was bean threads. We added in fresh basil leaves as a bonus we don’t often have in the refrigerator. Due to family differences each of the sauces have to be individually added so as to not include the sweetners or spiciness.

Taco Hot Dish

Needing to throw something together fast, pulled out two different cans of refritos (one with spice and one plain), and canned corn. In a baking dish, I layered these with chicken (leftover from a Costco broasted whole chicken), topped with salsa and cheddar cheese (one third rice cheddar cheese), and baked for 20-25 minutes. We had a few chips on the side and topped with fresh lettuce and tomatoes. Nothing special and no photos, but was a tasty meal and provided some left-overs.

2 thoughts on “Lettuce Wraps & Taco Hot Dish

  1. RobinS says:

    Nice! You managed to create a couple of dinners with the ingredients on hand, and the taco hot dish sounds like comfort food at its best!
    Were you pleased with the results? I’ve been asking this question of everyone, do the items in your pantry reflect the way you want to cook and eat?
    Thank you for sharing!


  2. rkibbenTU says:

    Definitely like the lettuce wraps whereas the taco hot dish was fine, just not anything particularly savory.
    Panty is reflective of the way we eat and cook. Some items are not used often so I forget about them. Or we have flours I tried but don’t like for gluten free that I think I’ll find uses for but then hesitate to experiment, not like the product and throw it away.


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