Thai-Inspired Spicy Beef Lettuce Wraps

Kids especially enjoy using Boston lettuce leaves to roll their sandwiches. Adjust the spiciness of the beef according to the likes of your family.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1½ lbs. lean ground sirloin
  • ¼ cup diced red pepper
  • ¼ cup sliced scallions
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup peanut sauce
  • Asian chili sauce, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • 12 Boston lettuce leaves

Directions

  • Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sirloin, stirring to break up the meat into small pieces. Cook, stirring frequently, until the meat starts to brown, about 5 minutes. Use a small ladle to remove and discard excess fat.
  • Add the red pepper and stir to incorporate; cook for about 3 minutes. Add the scallions, cilantro, peanut sauce, chili sauce, and salt; stir to blend. Cook until heated through, about 3 to 4 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
  • To serve, arrange the lettuce leaves on a serving platter. Spoon the beef mixture into the center of each leaf.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1½ lbs. lean ground sirloin
  • ¼ cup diced red pepper
  • ¼ cup sliced scallions
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup peanut sauce
  • Asian chili sauce, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • 12 Boston lettuce leaves

Directions

  • Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sirloin, stirring to break up the meat into small pieces. Cook, stirring frequently, until the meat starts to brown, about 5 minutes. Use a small ladle to remove and discard excess fat.
  • Add the red pepper and stir to incorporate; cook for about 3 minutes. Add the scallions, cilantro, peanut sauce, chili sauce, and salt; stir to blend. Cook until heated through, about 3 to 4 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
  • To serve, arrange the lettuce leaves on a serving platter. Spoon the beef mixture into the center of each leaf.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories180
Total Fat11g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol5mg
Sodium890mg
Total Carbohydrate13g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars10g
Protein7g