Filled with thinly sliced, marinated pork loin, grilled corn and chopped peppers, these Southwest Pork Lettuce Wraps make for a tasty gameday appetizer or meal!
This Southwest Pork Lettuce Wraps post is sponsored by AdapTable Meals, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Spiced!
TOUCHDOWN!! Ah, football season is back, and I am as happy as a clam at high tide. I love football, and I look forward to the start of the new season every autumn. (I also look forward to autumn for the cooler temperatures and colorful leaves, too…but that’s another story.)
Some years ago, I started a ‘tradition’ in our house where the dogs get a treat every time my team scores a touchdown. I figured if I’m getting excited, then the dogs should have a reason to get excited, too! Not surprisingly, they love this tradition. It’s a whole house celebration whenever my team scores.
Speaking of my team, we live a long, long way from Louisiana. Google Maps tells me the drive time is a mere 22 hours to get back to cheer on my team in person. 22 hours is a long drive. While I haven’t made that drive (yet), the distance hasn’t slowed down my gameday excitement.
In addition to wearing my lucky gameday t-shirt and drinking out of my lucky gameday coffee mug, I’ve been known to set up a tv outside so I can watch the game while sitting right next to the grill/smoker. Plus, early autumn in upstate New York is gorgeous, so I certainly don’t mind sitting outside enjoying the weather while watching football on tv.
Southwest Pork Lettuce Wraps
We often invite friends over for gameday celebrations in our house. If nothing else, it’s a good excuse to hang out with friends and cook up some delicious food. Speaking of delicious food, I made a batch of these Southwest Pork Lettuce Wraps recently, and they were amazing! These wraps are packed with flavor, and they’re really quite simple to make.
For these Southwest Pork Lettuce Wraps, I started with a Garlic & Bell Pepper Marinated Pork Loin Filet from AdapTable Meals. This pork loin comes pre-marinated with the flavors of garlic, onion, bell peppers and herbs. All you have to do is open the package and put it on the grill! (You could also bake this pork loin in the oven, but I opted for the grill because I look for any excuse to fire up the grill.)
Have you come across AdapTable Meals’ products? They make a variety of beef and pork products, and all of them come pre-marinated or pre-seasoned. (And there are a whole bunch of different flavor options.) It really is quite convenient to keep a couple of these options in the freezer for when you need tasty beef or pork for a recipe! Click here to find AdapTable Meals’ products near you.
In addition to the grilled pork loin, I also put a few ears of corn on the grill. Add in some diced bell peppers and black beans, and you’ve got a colorful meal in the works! I opted for Bibb lettuce leaves for these Southwest Pork Lettuce Wraps, but you could certainly use corn or flour tortillas instead.
Whatever you do, don’t skip the southwest sauce! I stumbled across this sauce recipe in a newspaper years ago, and I’ve made it a number of times. It’s entirely sour cream based, and it’s packed with flavor. It’s a great way to elevate the flavor of tacos, wraps, etc.!
If you’re looking for a tasty gameday recipe, then put these Southwest Pork Lettuce Wraps on the menu. From the marinated grilled pork loin to the creamy southwest sauce, these wraps are sure to be a favorite! Cheers!
Did you make a batch of these Southwest Lettuce Pork Wraps at home? Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog) – I’d love to see your version!
For the Southwest Sauce
- 16 oz. sour cream
- 2 Tbsp minced red onion
- ½ tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- ½ tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp buttermilk
- 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
- 1 tsp lime juice
For the Lettuce Wraps
- 6 ears corn husks and silk removed
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 22-oz. AdapTable® Garlic & Bell Pepper Marinated Loin Filet
- 1 head Bibb lettuce rinsed and leaves separated
- 1 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 red bell pepper seeded and chopped
- ¾ cup Cotija cheese can substitute feta cheese if Cotija is not available
For the Southwest Sauce
Using a medium mixing bowl, add all of the sauce ingredients; stir until well combined. Cover and refrigerate until needed. (Tip: This sauce tastes great when you first mix it, but it will taste even better if you have the chance to mix it the day before and let it rest in the refrigerator overnight!)
For the Lettuce Wraps
Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Brush corn with olive oil; set aside.
Grill pork loin filet, turning occasionally, for 30-35 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145° F.
After pork has been on grill for ~15 minutes, place corn on grill. Grill corn, turning occasionally, for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly charred.
Remove pork and corn from grill. Let pork rest for 3-5 minutes before slicing.
Slice corn off of cobs and thinly slice pork loin.
Assemble wraps by topping each lettuce leaf with black beans, corn, red bell pepper, sliced pork and Cotija cheese. Before serving, drizzle sauce on top of wraps.
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