Whole30 Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps

Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps

Asian inspired food is one of favorite cuisines to eat. I honestly think I could eat this style of food for every single meal. My new Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps are amazing appetizers or even great for a quick weeknight dinner.

Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps

Not only is this recipe filled with amazing flavor, but it is also Keto, Whole30 and Paleo compliant. For me, creating recipes that are both delicious and nutritious are my top priority as a recipe creator. These Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps will give you all the feels of a tasty Asian dish in a healthy and satisfying way.

Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps

Can these Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps be used as meal prep?

I love these wraps so much I could eat them daily for lunch. This recipe makes a super easy meal prep option for grab and go lunches throughout the week. I love to make a big batch of the beef and storing it in a glass container. In addition, I will clean the lettuce and store it wrapped in a paper towel and zipped in a baggie. I will also pack a little bag of cashews to sprinkle on the top of the wraps before eating. Simply heat up the beef and spoon the desired amount into a lettuce cup then sprinkle with the cashews. This recipe requires minimal effort and taste like it is restaurant quality.

Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps

What is the best lettuce to use?

Butter lettuce is my number one go-to when it comes to a lettuce wrap of any-kind. Through experience, I have found that this lettuce holds its form better when using as a wrap. In addition, it has a great crisp taste that compliments the recipe. Overall, butter lettuce is much easier to work with than other type of lettuce.

Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps

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Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps


  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps that are full of flavor and is sure to satisfy anyone at the table. This recipe is Whole30, Keto, and Paleo compliant. 


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Ingredients

  • 1.5 pound ground beef
  • 14 butter lettuce leaves
  • 1 tbsp sesame seed oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 (8 oz can) water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, remove core and seeds, chop
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red peppers
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • Cashews and green onions for garnish

 


Instructions

  1. Carefully rinse each butter lettuce leaf and pat dry. Be sure to not tear the leaves. 
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp of sesame seed oil over medium high heat and add in the minced garlic along with the ground beef. Allow to cook until the beef becomes crumbly and browned. Around 7 minutes. 
  3. Once beef is cooked, remove and drain and discard the grease. Transfer the beef to a bowl and set to the side. 
  4. To the hot skillet, add the chopped red bell pepper and finely diced water chestnuts. Cook until the peppers become tender. 3 minutes or so. 
  5. Transfer the beef back to the pan with the red pepper and water chestnuts. Combine together with a spoon. 
  6. To the beef, add the coconut aminos, rice vinegar, red pepper flakes and ground ginger. Combine all ingredients with a spoon and allow to cook together, another 3 minutes or so.
  7. Arrange the lettuce cups on a platter and add a heaping spoonful of the beef mixture into each butter lettuce cup.
  8. Garnish each lettuce cup with green onions and cashews.

Notes

  • If you would like to make additional sauce, feel free to add 1/4 cup coconut aminos along with 1 tbsp of rice vinegar and 1/8 tsp of ground ginger to a bowl and whisk together. 
  • Store any extra beef in a glass container and this will last up to 1 week in the fridge. 
  • Category: Main Dish/Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps, Lettuce Wraps, Asian Cuisine, Whole30 Recipes, Whole30 Dinner, Asian Whole30, Paleo, Keto, Asian Keto

Comments (29)

  • My whole family LOVED this dinner! My 3yr old especially loved making his own lettuce cups AND he not only love that but devoured his whole plate – that’s a rare occasion around here!
    I see the note on more sauce which I hadn’t yesterday. But I would suggest a thicker sauce, just smidge thicker to coat the beef a little more.

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    • This is so great to hear! Thank you.

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  • Yummy!!

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    • Thank you!

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  • Can’t wait to try this tonight! Thank you for creating yummy and doable recipes for Whole 30. The last couple of days I ventured out to try some new recipes that were terrible… so coming back to my old faithful… your recipes are ALWAYS a hit! Thank you!

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    • Thank you, Jane!

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  • Delicious! Approved by my two teenage daughters as well!

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  • I made this recipe last night and it was SO yummy! My husband loved it too. Definitely going to be in our whole 30 recipe rotation!!! So good!

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    • So happy to hear that you all loved it!

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  • Absolutely delicious. A new family favorite!

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    • So happy to hear you love this recipe. Thank you!

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  • This recipe is super easy and most importantly delicious! Thank you for helping me survive my whole 30!

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    • Thank you! So happy to help.

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  • These were SO good! Had it on top of salad too. Yum!

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  • Absolutely delicious! Cannot wait time make them again!

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    • Thanks Stephanie for letting me know your thoughts on the Beef Lettuce Wraps. Aren’t they so easy full of flavor?? Blessings your way:-)

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  • These things are amazing—super easy to make and tastes so fresh!

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    • Easy…..PEEZY is my goal. Thanks Amy for the kind review. Blessings your way;-)

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  • My family loves these! We’ve eaten them every other week since first trying them! Even my 3 year old gobbles then up!

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    • This is so wonderful to hear Courtney. When our picky little ones lean towards a healthy recipe to gobble it up, well…….that’s my goal. Thank you for your kind review;-)

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  • These Asian lettuce wraps were amazing! As I am trying to eat healthier finding meals that both myself and my boyfriend like can be challenging at times. I ended up using romaine lettuce instead of butter lettuce since I had some in the fridge. It worked but definitely making these again and using butter lettuce instead. Highly recommend!

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    • Girl I know right?????? Use what is in that FRIG! I am the queen of making it work with what I have. Now you have another boyfriend recipe to add with the Asian meatball recipe. So fun to know I’m helping you build your recipe box with things you both love;-)

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  • I lived off of lettuce wraps during my first Whole30, but these are next level! One thing I miss most during Whole30 is crunch – bread, chips, etc. This recipe gives the perfect amount of crunch and flavor! Definitely adding to my regular rotation of meals. Highly recommend for moms on the go as this always leaves me with leftovers for next day lunch! Yum!!

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    • Yay……So glad to hear this Jessica. There is something about that CRUNCH…..when it’s not there, you miss it. So glad this adds that missing texture. Thanks for sharing!!

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  • Love how easy this dish comes together!! It was so delish, my almost 1 year old absolutely loved it also! Can’t wait to add this to our rotation again and again!!

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    • Easy is my game!!!! Love that you liked the Asian Beef Wraps enough to add to a rotation. Thanks Alex for your input!!

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  • This turned out SOOOOO good! I had to use romaine lettuce instead of butter lettuce because that’s all I had but it was literally so delicious. And easy and fast!!

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  • Another family favorite!

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    • Thank you so much!

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