Bean and pepper medley in a crispy lettuce wrap

While I enjoy cooking more than I have before, I really try to avoid being in the kitchen every single day. That said, I regularly cook large portions of my meals so they last most of the week. This goes for both lunches and dinners, and I really don’t mind eating the same thing a few days in a row — not when they are this good, that is.

And so I introduce you to a favourite lunch idea in my household: bean and pepper medley in a crispy lettuce wrap. This can be made using a wok and stovetop or in your slow cooker.

The bean and pepper medley goes well in a gluten free bread wrap, too, and can also be eaten without any wrap at all.

The bean and pepper medley goes well in a gluten free bread wrap, too, and can also be eaten without any wrap at all.

What you’ll need

  • 3 cans of Unico red kidney beans
  • 1 can of Unico black beans
  • ½ 796ml can of Unico Herb Spiced Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 or 2 jalapenos
  • 2 yellow bell peppers
  • 1 medium or large Vidalia onion
  • ½ cup salsa
  • Black ground pepper
  • Salt
  • Paprika
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Boston lettuce leaves
  • 1 or 2 tbsp of olive oil

What you have to do

  • Finely chop onion, bell peppers, and jalapenos and cook in olive oil until onion appears translucent
  • Wash and drain the beans and then stir them into onions, peppers, and jalapenos
  • Stir in diced tomatoes and ½ cup of salsa
  • Add as much ground pepper as you like
  • Add dash of paprika
  • Add dash of salt
  • Add red pepper flakes
  • Cook on low to medium heat for about 30-40 mins. Remember to stir!
  • *If cooking in slow cooker, set to low for about 2-3 hours

When everything’s done cooking, let it cool slightly and then spoon into washed Boston lettuce leaves. Wrap up and enjoy!

A couple of these make a hearty lunch that doesn't sit heavy in your stomach.

A couple of these make a hearty lunch that doesn’t sit heavy in your stomach.

A couple things to note

  • Drain excess tomato juice before spooning into lettuce wraps — or else it could get messy!
  • Whenever I’ve tried different brands of beans, the dish would taste ‘off.’ I have no idea why this is, but now I just stick to Unico.
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3 Comments

Filed under Delicious dishes sans gluten

3 responses to “Bean and pepper medley in a crispy lettuce wrap

  1. Ohh this lettuce wrap recipe looks tasty!

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