These lightened up Asian-inspired beef lettuce wraps taste like a restaurant-quality appetizer, but made right at home. Flavored with ginger, garlic and hoisin sauce, these lettuce wraps are a combination of sweet, spicy and savory flavors. These lettuce wraps are easy to prepare, and are on the table in under thirty minutes. They make a great appetizer, or a full meal for lunch or dinner alongside your favorite side dishes, like green beans or a fresh cucumber salad. Add these lightened up Asian-inspired beef lettuce wraps to your meal plan!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Keyword lettuce wraps
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
1tbspginger rootpeeled and minced
1lb96/4 extra lean ground beef
3tbspreduced sodium soy sauce
1tbsprice wine vinegar
lettuce leavesrecommended: 3-4 leaves per serving
Add cooking spray to a frying pan and preheat over medium heat.
Chop the scallions and separate the white parts and greens.
Peel and mince the ginger root, and mince the garlic.
Add the white parts of the scallions and the minced garlic and ginger to the pan. (Reserve the green parts of the scallions for later).
Cook for 5 minutes or until fragrant, then add the ground beef to the pan.
Break the beef apart with a wooden spoon, and cook until it is no longer pink (about 5 minutes).
Add the cabbage to the pan, and cover with a lid to allow it to steam.
Chop the water chestnuts and add them to the pan with the cabbage.
Create the sauce: combine the hoisin, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sriracha, and sesame oil.
Once the cabbage is wilted, add the sauce to the pan. Stir to combine.
Simmer the sauce with the other ingredients to ensure it is evenly distributed.
Add the green parts of the scallions and the sesame seeds.
Serve in lettuce wraps with more sriracha on top, if desired.