Savory, spicy, sweet, and sour! These Beef Lettuce Wraps with Mango Salsa are packed with flavor. Not to mention they’re super easy to put together and only take a couple of hours in the slow cooker.
What makes these beef lettuce wraps so good? First, cooking the beef in the slow cooker with the spices makes the meat super tender and full of flavor. Secondly, the fruity mango salsa is the perfect topping of sweet and heat.
Once you make the beef for these lettuce wraps, you may even find yourself adding it to salads, a Mexican cauliflower rice or a spicy soup in the future. This is a great double duty recipe if you have any leftovers!
How to make slow cooker beef
It’s incredibly easy when you have a slow cooker. It takes less than 10 minutes to prepare all the ingredients and about 2 hours in the slow cooker where you don’t even have to be in the kitchen.
Step 1 – Cut the steak into strips and place in the slow cooker.
Step 2 – Add the juice from the limes, chili powder, crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper.
Step 3 – Cook on low for 2 hours (or high for 1 hour).
That’s it! Easy right? This is a recipe I don’t mind making on a busy weekday when I don’t want to do a lot of cooking!
What kind of lettuce do you use to make lettuce wraps?
I used romaine lettuce for this recipe because I love the crunchy texture and the way it looks, but butter lettuce or iceberg lettuce are also great choices. Any lettuce that has a little bite and is firm enough to hold the filling will work.
The only lettuce varieties I would avoid are the slightly bitter ones, as they will clash with the flavor of the beef and mango salsa.
What to serve with beef lettuce wraps?
Personally, I love the sweet taste of mango with the spicy beef. However, if you’re looking for something a tad less sweet, feel free to swap the mango with avocado. This will also decrease the amount of carbs in the recipe by a lot as almost all the carbs are from the mango.
To make the mango salsa, simply cube the mango, grape tomatoes, and onion, and mix everything in a bowl with some chopped cilantro.
Serve the slow cooker beef in the salad wraps with a bit of mango salsa on top!
Other healthy slow cooker recipes
I am a big fan of making easy and healthy meals in the slow cooker. It’s such a relaxing way to cook!
One of my favorite recipes is this Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili. It’s loaded with spicy green chilies, chicken, and beans. Filling and healthy comfort food.
When you’ve tried these healthy slow cooker Beef Lettuce Wraps with Mango Salsa, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked them and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Beef Lettuce Wraps with Mango Salsa (Slow Cooker)
- 8 oz. boneless top loin steak
- 2 limes
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. crushed red pepper
- ½ tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp. pepper
- ½ mango
- 5 grape tomatoes
- ¼ onion
- ¼ bunch of cilantro
- 4-5 leaves romaine lettuce
- Cut the steak into fajita strips and place in the slow cooker.
- Slice the 2 limes in half and squeeze over the cut steak.
- Add the chili powder, crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper.
- Cook on low for 2 hours (or high for 1 hour).
- When the meat has about 30 minutes left, cube the mango, grape tomatoes, and onion. Mix in a bowl and add the chopped cilantro leaves.
- Wash and dry the romaine lettuce leaves. Once the steak has finished cooking, add several pieces to each romaine leaf as well as the mango salsa.
- Serve and enjoy!