The family loved this low calorie meal from Chef’d. As usual, Chef’d provided all high quality ingredients, delivered right to my door!
Asian Lettuce Wraps. Recipe from Allrecipes.
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 serv, 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!
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Skill Level: Easy Breezy
If you want to make this dish, you’ll need the items below.
Included in the Chef’d box (serves 4):
- 1 yellow onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 4 teaspoons pickled ginger
- 8 oz. water chestnuts
- 4 green onions
- 16 oz. ground beef
- 4 teaspoons hoisin sauce
- 4 teaspoons tamari sauce
- 4 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce
- 4 teaspoons sesame oil
- 16 leaves of butter lettuce
Not included in the Chef’d box:
- vegetable oil
- black pepper
- large saute pan
- Chop and Dice
- Peel and cut onion into 1/4 inch diced pieces; set aside
- Chp garlic and thinly slice green onions; set aside
- Finely chop pickled ginger and water chestnuts; set aside
2. Cook the Beef
- Heat a large saute pan over medium high heat and add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- Add ground beef and 1/2 teaspoon of each salt and pepper to the pan and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, breaking up beef with a spoon into medium sized pieces while cooking
- Remove from eat and place the beef on a plate
3. Saute the Onions
- In the same pan used for the beef, heat 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil over medium high heat and add the onion.
- Saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until it is soft and caramelized.
4. Add the Sauces
- Add hoisin sauce, garlic, tamari, rice wine vinegar, ginger and sriracha to the pan with the onion mixture. Stir to combine.
CHEF’D KITCHEN 411: If you’re looking for an easy and low-calorie way to serve a hands-on meal, these wraps fit the bill. Lettuce wraps gained popularity in the Asian cuisine, but now they’re popping up on all sorts of menus – including mine!
5. The Last Touches
- Top the an add the water chestnuts, green onion, sesame oil and cooked beef.
- Cook and stir until the green onions are about to wilt, about 1 minute.
- Remove from heat and set aside
6. Plate the Dish
- Place 4 butter lettuce on each plate and evenly distribute the beef mixture in the center of each lettuce leaf.