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Beef Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Course: Main Course
Total Time: Under 30 Minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Cost: Inexpensive
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Beef Lettuce Wraps

Photo by: Joseph DeLeo

Looking for a light dinner with substance—you will enjoy this stream-lined version of a favorite Asian wrap. Look for shredded carrots in a bag.

Yield: Makes 2 (1-cup) servings

  • ½ pound ground sirloin
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1½ teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup shredded carrot
  • 1/3 cup chopped water chestnuts
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil, optional
  • Boston lettuce leaves or red tip lettuce


1. In large nonstick skillet, cook meat over medium heat about 5-7 minutes, or until done. Drain excess fat. Remove from heat.

2. Stir in hoisin sauce, soy sauce, garlic and season to taste, mixing well. Add carrot, water chestnuts, green onions, peanuts and sesame oil, if desired. Spoon mixture onto a lettuce leaf and wrap. Repeat with remaining leaves.


Spicy advice:

Toss in shredded cabbage, cucumber, bean sprouts and serve with extra hoisin sauce—use whatever you have on hand or prefer.

© 2010 Holly Clegg

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 253
Calories from fat 35%
Fat 109
Saturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 62mg
Sodium 285mg
Carbohydrate 14g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 6g
Protein 28g
Dietary Exchanges: 1 vegetable,
½ other carbohydrate,
3 lean meat


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