Spicy Beef Lettuce Wraps Recipe

So, you think lettuce is boring? Think again. These super tasty beef lettuce wraps make lettuce leaves exciting! Give the recipe a go!

You think lettuce is boring? Think again. These super tasty beef lettuce wraps make lettuce exciting. Give it a go!

So, here I am with another post where I am revamping an old recipe. Why? Well, simply because I didn’t think the other recipe had enough flavour. I seasoned my ground beef, added some dried herbs and aromatics, then fried it until cooked. And that is pretty much it. The problem is that I was using ground beef, and now I have learnt that any kind of minced meat will need more help than that.

So, you think lettuce is boring? Well think again. These super tasty beef lettuce wraps make lettuce exciting. Give it a go!

I have mentioned this before and will again. There isn’t really anything wrong with having lean minced meat. However, I guarantee that you will end up with a better result if you buy minced meat that has a good amount of fat in it. I find that it is tougher to get that nice colour and flavour when the mince has very little flavour.

So, you think lettuce is boring? Think again! These super tasty beef lettuce wraps make lettuce exciting. Give it a go!

I wanted to give these beef lettuce wraps an Asian influence so I decided to add a sauce that I used for the first time called Hoisin sauce. According to the research I have done, it is typically used in Chinese cuisine. Which is why it has that lovely sweet flavour to it. I didn’t want to make the beef mixture too sweet so I decided to balance it out with some soy sauce. If you like that sweet vibe, you can add some brown sugar or honey but be careful not to make it too sweet.

I also wanted to point out that if you are looking for a low carb recipe, these beef lettuce wraps are perfect. Of course, if you were to make this dish for that reason, you wouldn’t want to be serving it with pasta and potatoes. I would say, serve it with a salad. Or something like quinoa or couscous.

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So, you think lettuce is boring? Think again. These super tasty beef lettuce wraps make lettuce exciting. Give it a go!
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Spicy Beef Lettuce Wraps

Tasty, vibrant, delicious, spicy beef lettuce wraps that will knock your socks off.

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Asian Influence
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 713 kcal
Author Nicolas

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of baby cos lettuce
  • Light oil such as vegetable oil or grape-seed oil for frying
  • 500 g beef mince
  • 500 g pork mince
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 spring onions sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 thumb sized piece of ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • tablespoons soy sauce only if the mixture is too sweet.
  • 4 tablespoons of hoisin sauce
  • 1 bunch of coriander stalks finely chopped and leaves picked
  • Lime wedges
  • Salt and Pepper for seasoning

Instructions

  1. Mix the breadcrumbs, beef and pork together in a bowl.
  2. Pre-heat a pan on high heat. Add your oil, then your minced meat (add in 2 batches if the pan gets too overcrowded).
  3. Fry the meat until you get a nice brown colour (this should take about 3-5 minutes), season with salt and pepper, then transfer onto kitchen paper.

  4. Add more oil to the pan, then add your spring onion, fry for a bit, then add your garlic and ginger. Fry for a bit longer then add the meat back to the pan.
  5. Add your hoi-sin sauce and coat the meat, then add your soy sauce.

  6. Add your cayenne pepper and coriander stalks, stir through then turn the heat off. And leave to cool slightly.
  7. Make sure your lettuce leaves have been washed and dried, then ley them out.
  8. Serve the meat in the lettuce leaves, garnish with extra spring onion and coriander. Serve with lime wedges and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Remember, a minced meat that has a good amount of fat in it will give you a better result. 

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Beef Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 713 Calories from Fat 158
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.6g 27%
Saturated Fat 3.8g 19%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 1643mg 68%
Potassium 973mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 98.4g 33%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g 11%
Sugars 7.1g
Protein 42.8g 86%
Calcium 3%
Iron 138%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I hope you enjoyed these Beef Lettuce Wraps! if you did, you should also check out this Pork Belly Ramon Noodles Recipe.

 

 



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