Saturday, April 11, 2009

Asian Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps

I was a little skeptical of these because it used a few ingredients I have never used before, but that is why I wanted to try the recipe. They were fantastic.Asian Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps

From: Dine and Dish

1 head romaine lettuce or Boston Bibb or butter lettuce
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 lg. onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbs. soy sauce
1/4 hoisin sauce
2 tsp. minced pickled ginger
1 Tbs. rice wine vinegar
Asian chile pepper sauce (I used sriracha)
1 (8 oz.) can water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 tsp. Asian sesame oil

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

In a medium skillet over high heat, brown the ground beef in 1 Tbs. of oil, stirring often and reducing the heat to medium, if necessary. Drain, and set aside. Cook the onion in the same pan, stirring frequently. Add the garlic, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, vinegar, and chile pepper sauce to the onions, and stir. Stir in chopped water chestnuts, green onions, sesame oil, and continue cooking until the onions just begin to wilt, about 2 minutes. Add ground beef back into the pan and mix together.

Line lettuce leaves with desired amount of meat mixture. Wrap the lettuce around the meat like a burrito and eat.

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