Pork Picadillo Lettuce Wraps Recipe
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Pork Picadillo Lettuce Wraps Recipe

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Warm pork and cool, crisp lettuce are a combination born in culinary heaven. My spin on a lettuce wrap is chock full of scrumptious flavor and spice. —Janice Elder, Charlotte, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 small Granny Smith apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 24 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 filled lettuce cup: 75 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 235mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. Mix garlic and seasonings; rub over pork. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add onion, apple, sweet pepper and tomatoes. Cook, covered, on low 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove pork; cool slightly. Shred meat into bite-size pieces; return to slow cooker. Stir in raisins and olives; heat through. Serve in lettuce leaves; sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Pork Picadillo Lettuce Wraps in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2015, p81

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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