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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 62.0
  • Total Fat: 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 86.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 4.4 g

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Asian Ground Beef Wraps

Submitted by: BTVMADS

Introduction

This recipe is full of contrast: juicy ground beef and crisp, cold lettuce; spicy chilis and sweet plum sauce; photo shoot looks and busy mom convenience. This is a delicious blend of Chinese flavors that the whole family will love -- with just one pan and one cutting board to wash! This recipe is full of contrast: juicy ground beef and crisp, cold lettuce; spicy chilis and sweet plum sauce; photo shoot looks and busy mom convenience. This is a delicious blend of Chinese flavors that the whole family will love -- with just one pan and one cutting board to wash!
Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    16 boston lettuce leaves
    12 oz. lean ground beef (85% lean used in calculations)
    1-2 tsp. minced garlic
    1-2 tsp. minced ginger
    2 tbsp. plum sauce
    1 tbsp. soy sauce
    1/2 tsp. red chili/curry paste (optional -- leave out if you're serving young children)
    2 tsp. cider or rice wine vinegar
    1/2 cup grated carrots
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1/2 cup water chestnuts, chopped
    1 bunch scallions, sliced
    2 tsp. sesame oil

Directions

1. Rinse whole lettuce leaves and pat dry with paper towels, being careful not tear them. Set aside.
2. Brown the ground beef in a medium or large skillet over high heat, stirring often to break it apart into small crumbles. When it's fully cooked, drain the excess fat away and place in a serving bowl to cool.
3. Cook the onion in the same pan, stirring frequently. Add the garlic, soy sauce, plum sauce, ginger, vinegar, and chili paste (if using) to the onions, and stir. Cook until the onions are soft and the mixture very fragrant.
4. Add the water chestnuts, green onions, and sesame oil, and continue cooking until the green onions just begin to wilt, about 2 minutes. Add the vegetable mixture to the ground beef and fold together.

5. To serve, spoon about 1/4 cup of the beef mixture into a lettuce leaf. Top with 1 tbsp. of the grated carrot and wrap. (Unless you're hosting a party, don't do all this yourself. Just lay out the lettuce and the beef out on the table and let your family assemble their own!)

Number of servings varies, but if this is the main course of a meal (with, say, broccoli with peanut sauce or sesame shiritaki noodles on the side), you'll want 4 wraps per serving. If this is an appetizer or hors d'oeuvre, 2 wraps will be sufficient.


Serving Size: Makes 16 wraps (nutrition info is per wrap)

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BTVMADS.






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