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Easy Ginger Beef Lettuce Wraps

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Ginger Beef Lettuce Wraps are exploding with flavor and texture. Ground beef is cooked with garlic and green onions in a ginger hoisin sauce, then piled into tender lettuce leaves and topped with carrots, radish, crushed peanuts, cilantro and for some spice, sriracha! Serves 6 in about 25 minutes.
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine Asian
Keyword beef, ginger, healthy, lettuce wraps, low carb
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 308
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ginger paste finely grated or a 2-inch piece finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup beef stock or broth
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium tamari
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 4 green onions sliced, light and dark parts separated
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch plus 1 teaspoon cold water for slurry

FOR SERVING:

  • 2 heads Bibb lettuce iceberg or romaine lettuce (depending on size)
  • 1/3 cup chopped lightly salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1/2 cup matchstick radishes
  • cilantro leaves
  • green onions dark parts
  • Sriracha hot sauce

Instructions

  • In a bowl whisk together the hoisin, ginger, pepper flakes, beef stock or broth and tamari. Set aside.
  • Spray a 10-inch deep-sided skillet with cooking spray and heat on medium. Add in the light parts of 4 green onions (saving the dark parts for serving) and the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Next add in the ground beef, using a wooden spoon to break the beef up into small crumbles. Cook until no longer pink, about 10 to 15 minutes, then drain off any fat and discard. While the beef is cooking, I prep the finishing garnishes.
  • Pour in the ginger hoisin sauce and stir. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the cornstarch slurry and stir until thickened.
  • Let the filling cool slightly before piling into lettuce leaves and topping with carrot, radish, cilantro leaves, the dark parts of the 4 green onions, crush peanuts and sriracha.

Nutrition

Serving: 4wraps | Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 835mg | Potassium: 785mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2501IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 5mg