Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps Recipe

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Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps Recipe
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
746
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
34g
53%
Sugar
46g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Protein
50g
100%
Carbs
71g
24%
Vitamin A
1809µg
100%
Vitamin B12
4µg
61%
Vitamin B6
2mg
81%
Vitamin C
101mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
6mg
30%
Vitamin K
192µg
100%
Calcium
239mg
24%
Fiber
13g
52%
Folate (food)
207µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
207µg
52%
Iron
7mg
41%
Magnesium
176mg
44%
Monounsaturated
17g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
17mg
86%
Phosphorus
690mg
99%
Polyunsaturated
9g
N/A
Potassium
2037mg
58%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
38.6%
Sodium
1503mg
63%
Sugars, added
23g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
40.5%
Trans
0.4g
N/A
Zinc
11mg
73%

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