Simple Flavorful Combination for Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps
Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps make a last minute dinner! Do you ever make Thai beef recipes? I was craving hoisin sauce and had extra ground meat so I this recipe from my KITCHEN 101 cookbook immediately came to mind. I love Hoisin sauce. Hoisin sauce is used in Asian recipes. Though not similar in flavor, hoisin sauce is often thought of as Chinese barbecue sauce. It has a thick texture, dark color and variety of dipping and marinating uses. Hoisin ingredients can vary but the base contains soybean paste, salt, spices and sweeteners – lending savory sweet flavor to these wraps that just melts in my mouth. Plus, this easy Thai beef recipe is made with a crunchy lettuce leaf – the perfect light spring to summer meal to leave you satisfied not stuffed! I love Thai recipes as they usually have lots of flavor and are healthier.
Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps Recipe – Favorite Thai Beef Recipes for Last Minute Light Meal
Sometimes I even get in a cooking rut and just don’t feel like cooking. These Thai Beef Lettuce wraps are not only simple but also a great way to introduce you to Thai beef recipes. This Thai lettuce wrap can be such a quick last minute meal. I had leftover avocado so I whipped up some avocado toast. However, most of the time, This easy lettuce wrap is so satisfying I don’t make anything else.
Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps from my KITCHEN 101 cookbook
A tangy, spicy meat mixture with toasted sesame seeds wrapped up in lettuce leaves for a quick-fix meal. This is one of my easy, healthy Thai beef recipes.
Makes 4 (1/2 cup) servings
1 pound ground sirloin
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted (buy already toasted)
1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
1/2 cup chopped green onions
Boston or red tip lettuce leaves
1. In large nonstick skillet, cook meat, onion, and garlic over medium heat 7 minutes, or until done. Drain excess grease.
2. Stir in pepper flakes, hoisin sauce, ginger, sesame seeds, vinegar, and green onion.
3. Divide mixture on lettuce leafs, wrap to eat.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 205 kcal, Calories from Fat 31%, Fat 7 g, Saturated Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 62 mg, Sodium 202 mg, Carbohydrates 10 g, Dietary Fiber 2 g, Total Sugars 6 g, Protein 25 g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 3 lean meat
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