Oriental Express Beef Lettuce Wraps
Wholesome, fast and tasty lettuce wraps filled with ground beef, chopped cucumber and shredded carrot flavored with hoisin and peanut sauce—and just a hint of mint.
1 1/2 pounds 95% lean ground beef
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1/2 cup Asian peanut sauce
1 medium cucumber, seeded, chopped
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/4 cup torn fresh mint leaves
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
12 large Boston lettuce leaves (about 2 heads) or iceberg or romaine lettuce
Fresh mint leaves
- Brown ground beef in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is not pink, breaking up into small crumbles. Pour off drippings. Stir in hoisin sauce and peanut sauce; heat through.
- Just before serving, add cucumber, carrots and torn mint; toss gently. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Serve beef mixture in lettuce leaves. Garnish with mint.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): 360 calories; 35 g protein; 26 g carbohydrate; 13 g fat; 721 mg sodium; 97 mg cholesterol; 8.4 mg niacin; 0.6 mg vitamin B6; 4.0 mcg vitamin B12; 4.8 mg iron; 8.5 mg zinc.
Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Beef Industry Council.