Ground Beef and Rice with Carrots in Romaine Leaves

The other night my fiance and I were watching a move on Netflix, and of course as soon as we hit play, we both started getting hungry.  I wasn’t sure what to make until it hit me… TACOS!  As you know, I’m obsessed with tacos!! If I had it my way and could never gain a pound, I would eat tacos every day LOL  Well since that’s obviously not practical I have to control myself 🙂 Today I decided to make something quick and taco-inspired since I wanted to stay away from eating any carbs. I chose to make these yummy little green delicacies. I have made many similar recipes to this, but they all taste so so so good, that they never get old.

These little bad boys contain filling protein, fiber, and healthy greens ~ oh and my favorite part…#HOTSAUCE !!! 🙂  

If you’re not a fan of hot sauce, you can substitute with a mild salsa or just use some ketchup if that’s more your style. These are super easy to make, take no more than an hour and taste so BOMB!  #YAAAS 🙂



Ground Beef and Rice with Carrots in Romaine Leaves


Serves 2-3 people 

Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Paleo

Author: Cynthia of




  • 5 large organic leaves of romaine lettuce – pre-washed with both ends cut off
  • 1 lb of 100% grass-fed ground beef 
  • 1 cup jasmine brown rice/wild rice mix (I used Lundberg Wild Blend Rice)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup organic baby carrots – sliced into rounds
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp paprika seasoning
  • 1 tbsp cumin seasoning
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cholula Hot Sauce



  1. In a medium deep sauce pan under medium to high heat, add the ground beef. 
  2. Add the paprika, cumin, salt and pepper to the beef while it cooks; mix well. 
  3. Add the lime juice; mix well and continue cooking.
  4. As soon as the ground beef browns, add the carrots, rice and water to the pan and raise to high heat.
  5. Bring to a quick boil; then reduce heat to low and cook for approximately 45-50 minutes or until the rice is tender.
  6. Once the rice is thoroughly cooked and tender, remove from heat. 
  7. Place into the pre-washed romaine leaves and top with hot sauce. 
  8. ENJOY! 🙂


There will be leftover ground beef/rice, so make sure to save that for another day! hehe

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Would love to know what you think!

Do you love tacos as much as I do? Have you made these before, or something similar? 




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