Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps Recipe
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Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps

Courtesy of The Cooking Channel

This unique recipe for Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps is brought to us from the Cooking Channel's chef Ben Sargent of Hook, Line, and Dinner. Sargent and GE engineer Justin Berger took a road trip together, crossing 2,000 miles to Texas to bring some fresh food to a wildlife biologist. Sargent selected the finest of local ingredients from alligator farms, ranches, farm stands, and dairy along the way.

You don't have to travel cross-country for some of his dishes, though, you're now able to create one in your own kitchen.

3
Servings
756
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Feel free to substitute almond butter for peanut butter.

 

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Ingredients

For the beef

  • 1  Pound  ground lean beef
  • 2  Tablespoons  lime juice
  • 2  Tablespoons  tamari, or soy sauce
  • 2  Tablespoons  Sriracha sauce
  • 2  Tablespoons  Thai sweet chile sauce
  • 1/4  Cup  orange juice
  • 1/4  Cup  diced green onions
  • 2  Tablespoons  honey
  • head of Bibb lettuce, washed and dried, leaves separated

For the slaw

  • 5  Cups  shredded cabbage and carrots (you can use the organic bagged coleslaw mix)
  • 1  Teaspoon  fresh grated ginger
  • 1  Teaspoon  finely diced cilantro
  • 1  Tablespoon  lime juice
  • 1  Teaspoon  tamari
  • 2  Tablespoons  tahini paste
  • 1/2  Cup  natural chunky peanut butter
  • 2  Tablespoons  honey
  • 1/3  Cup  orange juice

Directions

For the beef

Place all ingredients in a cast-iron pan (save for the lettuce).

Ladle some of the juice left in the skillet onto the meat and stir to coat.

Sauté for a few minutes until beef is cooked through.

For the slaw

Whisk all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl except the cabbage and carrots.

Pour the mixture over the slaw and toss to coat.

Place the meat on the lettuce, top with slaw, and wrap burrito-style.

Serve with hoisin or sweet chile sauce.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
31g
44%
Sugar
52g
58%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
135mg
45%
Carbohydrate, by difference
66g
51%
Protein
57g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
494µg
71%
Vitamin B-12
4µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
34mg
45%
Vitamin E, added
12mg
80%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
39µg
43%
Calcium, Ca
216mg
22%
Choline, total
178mg
42%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Folate, total
152µg
38%
Iron, Fe
14mg
78%
Magnesium, Mg
230mg
72%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
17mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
571mg
82%
Selenium, Se
43µg
78%
Sodium, Na
1080mg
72%
Water
472g
17%
Zinc, Zn
17mg
100%

Thai Shopping Tip

To find the ingredients you need to cook Southeast Asian cuisine, try to find specialty grocery stores in the Asian neighborhoods in your town.

Thai Cooking Tip

Southeast Asian Cuisine is about the balance of flavors between sweet and sour; hot and mild. When working with Asian chiles, the smaller ones are usually spicier. Handle with caution and care.