Asian Lettuce Wraps

"Delicious and bursting with flavor, Asian lettuce wraps are a great idea for entertaining or a family style meal. Each person can build their own fresh, delicious wrap. Just be sure to have plates or napkins available since the mixture can sometimes drip a little. To serve, allow each person to spoon a portion of the meat into a lettuce leaf. Wrap the lettuce around the meat like a burrito and enjoy!"

  • Prep time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook time: 15 Minutes
  • Ready in 35 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 Boston Bibb or butter lettuce leaves
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced pickled ginger
  • 1 dash Asian chile pepper sauce, or to taste (optional)
  • 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Asian (dark) sesame oil

Directions

  • Rinse whole lettuce leaves and pat dry, being careful not tear them. Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef and cooking oil in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease; transfer beef to a bowl. Cook and stir onion in the same skillet used for beef until slightly tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir hoisin sauce, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, and chile pepper sauce into onions. Add water chestnuts, green onions, sesame oil, and cooked beef; cook and stir until the onions just begin to wilt, about 2 minutes.
  • Arrange lettuce leaves around the outer edge of a large serving platter and pile meat mixture in the center.

Nutritional Information

  • Total Fat: : 22.3g
  • Saturated Fat: : 22.3g
  • Sodium: : 22.3g
  • Potassium: : 22.3g
  • Total Carbohydrates: : 22.3g
  • Dietary Fiber: : 22.3g
  • Protein: : 22.3g
  • Sugars: : 22.3g
  • Vitamin C: : 22.3g
  • Iron: : 22.3g
  • Niacin: : 22.3g
  • Magnesium: : 22.3g

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