Asian Lettuce Wraps

Asian Lettuce Wraps

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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!

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 388
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 35m


  • 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


  • 1   Rinse whole lettuce leaves and pat dry, being careful not tear them. Set aside.
  • 2   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.
  • 3   Arrange lettuce leaves around the outer edge of a large serving platter and pile meat mixture in the center.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 22.3g 34%
    Saturated Fat 7.0g  
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 580mg 23%
Potassium 699mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 24.3g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%
Protein 23.4g 47%
Sugars 10g  
Vitamin A 2580IU  
Vitamin C 17mg  
Calcium 90mg  
Iron 4mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 9mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 48mg  
Folate 102mcg