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
793
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
  • 1 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
40g
57%
Sugar
64g
71%
Saturated Fat
14g
58%
Cholesterol
104mg
35%
Carbohydrate, by difference
76g
58%
Protein
38g
83%
Vitamin A, RAE
63µg
9%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
32mg
43%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
22µg
24%
Calcium, Ca
144mg
14%
Choline, total
34mg
8%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
70µg
18%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
69mg
22%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
232mg
33%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
1493mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
480g
18%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.