Simple & Easy Recipe for Asian Lettuce Wraps with Chicken, Turkey, Beef, or Pork–Your Choice!
When it comes to health-conscious recipes that are easy to make and even easier to dig into, look no further than low carb Asian lettuce wraps (because everyone knows bread makes you fat). These packages of energy bundled in crisp greenery provide nutrition while leaving you plenty of room for creativity with the slow cooker. They work great for a large family meal time or to provide snacks on the go, the versatility advantage. Just make sure they’re wrapped up in plenty of napkins if you’re going mobile with them: they’re packed with juiciness!
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Dairy-Free Asian Lettuce Wraps with Your Favorite Meat
Like all lettuce wrap recipes, this one is quick and simple. The only important caveat to this one is that the ground meat should be browned first; it’s important to the texture and flavor that your meat base is nice and crispy.
The recipe covers 2 servings so that you have some leftovers for later; in the event that you only want a single meal, use half of the listed ingredients.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
- ⅓ lb ground chicken/turkey/beef/pork
- 1 Tbsp peanut oil (substitute with any nut or seed butter if needed)
- ¼ onion minced
- ⅓ cup diced pepper (red or green)
- ⅓ 8 oz can of water chestnuts (drained and minced)
- 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp crushed peanuts (crushed almonds or cashews work great too)
- Sauce Ingredients:
1 Tbsp soy sauce (substitute coconut aminos if you have a soy allergy)
1 Tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp honey
1 Tbsp sweet chili sauce
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp powdered ginger
- Mix all of your sauce ingredients together with a whisk.
- Heat 1 Tbsp peanut oil in a frying pan, then add ground meat.
- Once the meat begins to brown, add your onion to the pan. Cook for approx. 5 minutes or until the onion gains translucency.
- Add your ⅓ cup diced peppers & water chestnuts and cook about 5 minutes or until peppers begin to soften.
- Add sauce to the pan then simmer with low heat until all of the chicken and vegetables are heated through.
- Serve in your lettuce leaves!
- That’s a wrap!
We hope you love these wraps as much as enjoyed making and eating them. They work for any meal of the day, and can serve as little or many as you like with only a few tweaks to the recipe. Want to use all that energy from your delicious wraps constructively? Check out our article on affordable DIY crafts next.