Lettuce wraps, the fun and enjoyable way to eat your dinner in the summer. Grab some fresh crispy lettuce leaves and fill them up with ground meat-infused with Asian flavors and veggies. You’ve got yourself a restaurant worthy meal at a fraction of the cost!
Ever since I tried P.F Chang’s lettuce wraps, umpteen years ago, I could not get them off my mind. I also didn’t want to have to only ever enjoy them once in a blue moon, so I decided to come up with my own version, with a twist of course.
These lettuce wraps boast of some rockin’ flavor and high-quality ingredients, using grass-fed beef and organic fresh vegetables. Paired with homemade or store-bought kimchi you’ve got yourself a match made in heaven. You just can’t go wrong with lettuce wraps, and if you are trying to cut back on excess starchy foods, this should be your go-to summer dish!
- 1 pound grass fed ground beef or bison
- ¼ pound of grass fed liver, pureed (optional)
- 1 head of leaf lettuce, bibb or butter lettuce
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- 1 lime, juiced and zested
- 1 teaspoon red chili paste, or more to taste
- 2-3 scallions, minced
- ¼ cup minced cilantro
- Splash of rice wine vinegar
- Splash of naturally fermented gluten-free tamari or shoyu (soy sauce)
- Salt to taste
- Heat a skillet with a bit of bacon grease, lard or coconut oil.
- Add the ground beef and cook on medium.
- Add the garlic, ginger, zest and lime juice, scallion, cilantro, chili paste, rice wine vinegar and soy sauce.
- Stir well until the meat is cooked through.
- Remove from heat and place in a serving bowl.
- Rinse the head of lettuce and dry well.
- Place the clean leaves individually on a plate.
- Serve alongside the meat - scoop meat onto lettuce and wrap, roll or fold and enjoy!!
This dish is a huge hit with my kids! They gobble it right up and beg me to make it! It’s a very light dinner actually, one that may require a nice dessert to fill you all the way up! They like my Asian Lettuce Wraps so much that when they see me with lettuce, they ask if it’s for lettuce wraps. Cha Ching!
I serve this with Kimchi and a sweet and spicy cucumber salad. I also often serve with fresh fruit or mango smoothies for dessert!
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