Asian Style Beef Lettuce Wraps.
These have been on my weekly dinner list for awhile now, I actually crave these beef lettuce bowls. I have never had the PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps so I can’t compare these to those but I really like the flavor of this recipe. I use romaine lettuce to make them or a bag of mixed lettuce I buy at the Farmer’s Market in town. These remind me of tacos only with an Asian twist with the ginger, soy sauce, etc.
You can brown the ground beef before you add the garlic, onion, etc. if we want to drain the beef but I just cooked everything all at once because I don’t like my onions too raw. I wanted to give everything plenty of time to cook & softened. It’s up to you how you would like to cook it. By the time everything is done you can’t see the green onions in it, etc. but the flavor is still there. You can add more Sriracha to taste and switch up any of the ingredients to suit your personal taste.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound ground beef (I used 90% lean)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ an onion, diced or minced
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar or regular vinegar
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha (optional)
- 1 tablespoons hoisin sauce (optional)
- 2 green onions, chopped
- salt and black pepper, to taste
- romaine, butter, or iceburg lettuce
- Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add ground beef, garlic, onions, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, Sriracha (optional), hoisin (optional) and cook until meat is browned & cooked through, making sure to crumble beef with a spatula as it cooks so you end up with little pieces.
- Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- To serve, spoon several tablespoons of cooked beef mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf and eat like a taco.