Asian Lettuce Wraps

user image icon

Meat and Poultry

0 reviews

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Prep 20 m

Cook 15 m

Ready In 35 m

4 Servings

388 Calories


"Delicious and bursting with flavor, Asian lettuce wraps are a great idea for entertaining or a family style meal. Each person can build their own fresh, delicious wrap. Just be sure to have plates or napkins available since the mixture can sometimes drip a little. To serve, allow each person to spoon a portion of the meat into a lettuce leaf. Wrap the lettuce around the meat like a burrito and enjoy!"

ingredient image icon


  1. 16 Boston Bibb or butter lettuce leaves

  2. 1 pound lean ground beef

  3. 1 tablespoon cooking oil

  4. 1 large onion, chopped

  5. 1/4 cup hoisin sauce

  6. 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced

  7. 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  8. 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

  9. 2 teaspoons minced pickled ginger

  10. 1 dash Asian chile pepper sauce, or to taste (optional)

  11. 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped

  12. 1 bunch green onions, chopped

  13. 2 teaspoons Asian (dark) sesame oil


  1. Rinse whole lettuce leaves and pat dry, being careful not tear them. Set aside.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef and cooking oil in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease; transfer beef to a bowl. Cook and stir onion in the same skillet used for beef until slightly tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir hoisin sauce, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, and chile pepper sauce into onions. Add water chestnuts, green onions, sesame oil, and cooked beef; cook and stir until the onions just begin to wilt, about 2 minutes.

  3. Arrange lettuce leaves around the outer edge of a large serving platter and pile meat mixture in the center.

 Related Recipes

Shepherd's Pie

Foolproof Rib Roast

Taqueria Style Tacos Carne Asada