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.
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.
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.
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.
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- 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
- Carefully rinse each butter lettuce leaf and pat dry. Be sure to not tear the leaves.
- 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.
- Once beef is cooked, remove and drain and discard the grease. Transfer the beef to a bowl and set to the side.
- 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.
- Transfer the beef back to the pan with the red pepper and water chestnuts. Combine together with a spoon.
- 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.
- Arrange the lettuce cups on a platter and add a heaping spoonful of the beef mixture into each butter lettuce cup.
- Garnish each lettuce cup with green onions and cashews.
- 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
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