Lettuce Wrap is a breadless sandwich with a filling optionally inserted between two leaves of lettuce. This recipe are also a fun dish to eat, either as an appetizer or main course. Serve the filling on a platter with whole lettuce leaves on the side, and let your friends and family wrap their own. They will love the combination of crisp, cold lettuce with the warm, flavorful filling. This easy lettuce wrap recipes makes a low-calorie, low-fat treat that's also very nutritious. Enjoy!
16 lettuce leaves (rinsed and pat dried)
1lbs ground beef
1 tablespoon oil (for frying)
1 large onion (chopped)
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
¼ cup hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
Asian chili pepper sauce (optional, to taste)
1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts (drained and chopped)
1 bunch green onions (chopped)
2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
- Heat a medium skillet to high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil. Add ground beef. Break beef up into very small pieces with a metal spatula and reduce heat to medium. Cook until beef is fully cooked. Drain, remove from pan and allow the beef to cool.
- In the same pan add onions and stir fry for 1 minute. Add garlic, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, vinegar and chili pepper sauce to the onions. Stir to mix well. Add in water chestnuts, green onions and sesame oil.
- Continue cooking for about 2 minutes. Add sauce mixture to ground beef and mix well in a bowl.
- Pile the meat mixture into the center of each lettuce leaf. Wrap the lettuce around the meat like a burrito.