Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps
Courtesy of The Cooking Channel


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

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.


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.


Feel free to substitute almond butter for peanut butter.


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Calories per serving:

675 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Tree Nut Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 102g 157%
  • Carbs 160g 53%
  • Saturated 24g 119%
  • Fiber 24g 94%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 113g
  • Monounsaturated 50g
  • Polyunsaturated 25g
  • Protein 147g 294%
  • Cholesterol 299mg 100%
  • Sodium 4,384mg 183%
  • Calcium 532mg 53%
  • Magnesium 456mg 114%
  • Potassium 4,304mg 123%
  • Iron 21mg 119%
  • Zinc 31mg 209%
  • Phosphorus 1,874mg 268%
  • Vitamin A 842µg 94%
  • Vitamin C 271mg 452%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 98%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 97%
  • Niacin (B3) 47mg 235%
  • Vitamin B6 4mg 207%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 518µg 130%
  • Vitamin B12 11µg 183%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 14mg 70%
  • Vitamin K 504µg 629%
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