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Oriental Express Beef Lettuce Wraps

Oriental Express Beef Lettuce WrapsWholesome, 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.

Recipe Ingredients:

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

Cooking Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. Just before serving, add cucumber, carrots and torn mint; toss gently. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. 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.