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Moroccan Lamb Lettuce Wraps

I am a huge fan of both Moroccan lamb and lettuce wraps. This combination—with the creamy and crunchy cucumber—makes a tasty slow-cooked dish. The wine and chili powder add extra flavor elements to the sauce mixture, too. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lamb stew meat
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 6 tablespoons dry red wine, divided
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Moroccan seasoning (ras el hanout)
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 English cucumber, very thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons prepared ranch salad dressing
  • 16 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves

Directions

  • Combine lamb, salsa, preserves, 4 tablespoons wine, Moroccan seasoning, chili powder and garlic powder. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours, until lamb is tender. Remove lamb; shred with 2 forks. Strain cooking juices and skim fat. Return lamb and cooking juices to slow cooker; heat through. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons wine; heat through.
  • Combine cucumber and ranch dressing; toss to coat. Serve lamb mixture in lettuce leaves; top with cucumber mixture.
Nutrition Facts
2 filled lettuce wraps: 221 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 257mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

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