Beef Lettuce Wrap

Connie "Kiyu" Guerrero


A delicious, easy, tasty and great for entertaining friends, or just an easy lunch for the busy body.

★★★★★ 3 votes
10 Min
25 Min


16 medium
butter lettuce leaves (rinsed & pat dried)
1 lb
ground beef
1 Tbsp
olive oil (for frying)
1 large
onion, chopped
2 clove
garlic, minced
1 Tbsp
soy sauce (kikkoman)
1/4 c
hoisin sauce
1 Tbsp
rice wine vinegar
asian chili pepper sauce (optional)
8 oz
water chetnuts, (drained & chopped)
1 bunch
green onions, chopped
2 Tbsp
dark sesame oil
1 pinch
black pepper


1Heat a medium skillet to high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil. Add ground beef. Break beef up into very small pieces with a metal spatula and reduce heat to medium. Cook until beef is fully cooked. Drain, remove from pan and allow beef to cool.
2In the same pan add onions and stir fry for 1 minute. Add garlic, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, vinegar and chili pepper sauce to the onions. Stir to mix well. Stir in water chestnuts, green onions and sesame oil. Continue cooking for about 2 minutes. Add sauce mixture to ground beef and mix well in a bowl.
3Pile the meat mixture into the center of each lettuce leaf. Wrap the lettuce around the meat like a burrito.