Beef Lettuce Wraps with Pickled Jalapeños

Beef Lettuce Wraps with Pickled Jalapeños

The theme for this months Creative Cooking Crew challenge was: Pickle it! We had to pickle an ingredient and incorporate it in a complete dish.

Beef Lettuce Wraps with Pickled Jalapeños

I decided to pickle one of my favorite Latin ingredients, Jalapeños!And for the complete dish, I made Beef Lettuce Wraps with Pickled Jalapeños.

I love this dish because it is very versatile and flavorful. You can make it with shrimp, chicken, turkey, crab meat, fish or even tofu for a vegetarian version.

Beef Lettuce Wraps with Pickled Jalapeños

Don’t forget to check the list of all the recipes from the other bloggers on Foodalogue on September 30th!


Buen provecho!



    For the Pickled Jalapeños

  • 8 large Jalapenos, sliced
  • 1/2 cup White Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 3 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Pickled Jalapenos Peppers

For the Beef Wraps:
6 leaves iceberg Lettuce
1 pound ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup grated carrots
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and pepper
Fresh cilantro, chopped
Diced avocado for serving
Red onion, sliced for serving
Grape tomatoes, quarter for serving

How to Pickled Jalapenos Peppers


  1. To pickle de jalapeños: In a small pot place the water, vinegar, sugar and salt.
  2. How to Pickled Jalapenos Peppers

  3. Bring to a boil and add the jalapeños. Remove the from the stove and set a side for about 10 minutes.
  4. lace the jalapenos and liquid into a jar. Let them cool at room temperature.
  5. To make the wraps: In a sauce pan heat oil and add the onion, carrots and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat.
  6. Add the cumin and mix well. Add the ground beef and cook until it is cooked through, stirring often.
  7. Season with salt and pepper. Add chopped fresh cilantro. Place about 3 tablespoons of the filling in each lettuce and top with the pickled jalapeños, red onion, tomatoes and avocado.
  8. Pickled Jalapenos Peppers

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  1. says

    The beef wrap sure sounds and looks mouthwatering…like the pickled jalapenos…they sure give this wrap a nice kick.
    Hope you have a great week Erica 😀

  2. says

    I have a jar of pickled jalapenos in the fridge and I’m thinking lettuce wraps is definitely going to be how I use them up! So impressed that you pickled them yourself!

  3. says

    Pickled jalapeños always remind me of being a teenager in New Mexico going to this place called Chelsea Pub and ordering iced tea and nachos with extra jalapeños – we felt so grown up

  4. says

    When I had a vegetable garden, making pickled jalapenos was one of my favorite things… then I would have plenty to eat all year long on EVERYTHING because they were so good. I always pickled the whole pepper and never tried slicing it… lovely idea and they look marvelous with the lettuce wraps.


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