Lettuce Wraps Beef

Korean style ground beef lettuce wraps

Healthy ground beef lettuce wraps are a delicious and nutritious meal option that is packed with flavor. These protein-packed wraps feature tender seasoned beef, a variety of veggies, and crunchy sesame seeds, all brought together with a savory sesame ginger garlic sauce. The best part is that this recipe can be easily customized to fit different dietary needs. Get ready to indulge in a satisfying and healthy dish that will leave you craving more.


This recipe calls for fresh and whole food ingredients that can be adapted for different dietary considerations. Some options include:

  • Gluten-free: Use tamari or coconut aminos.
  • Grain-free: Swap cornstarch for arrowroot powder and opt for cauliflower rice.
  • Paleo: Replace soy with coconut aminos, serve with cauliflower rice, and sweeten with real maple syrup.
  • Low carb: Skip the thickener, opt for cauliflower rice, and use natural yacon syrup or a monk fruit or stevia-based sweetener.

Ground Beef Lettuce Wrap Sauce

  • Sweetener: Choose between maple syrup, brown sugar, or coconut sugar.
  • Soy Sauce: Substitute with tamari (gluten-free) or coconut aminos (soy-free).
  • Toasted Sesame Oil
  • Rice Vinegar: You can use white vinegar if needed.
  • Thickener: Use cornstarch (gluten-free) or arrowroot powder (grain-free).

Ground Beef Lettuce Wrap Filling

  • Ground Beef: Ground chicken, turkey, pork, or bison can also be used.
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Fresh Ginger: Ginger paste can be used as an alternative.
  • Bell Pepper
  • Shredded Carrots
  • Green Onions
  • Boston Bibb Lettuce: Also, romaine lettuce leaves or iceberg lettuce leaves can be used.
  • Sesame Seeds
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How to Make Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps

  1. Begin by whisking together the sauce ingredients until well combined. This can be done in advance and stored in the fridge.
  2. In a skillet, sauté the ground beef until it is no longer pink. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to break it up into small pieces.
  3. Add garlic and ginger to the skillet and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Add bell peppers and carrots to the skillet and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes until they are tender.
  5. Pour the prepared sauce over the beef mixture and stir. Simmer for 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  6. Stir in sliced green onions and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  7. Spoon the filling into lettuce wraps, with or without rice, and serve. Enjoy!

Chef’s Tips!

  • For a more budget-friendly option, try using romaine or iceberg lettuce cups instead of Boston Bibb lettuce leaves.
  • The sauce can be made up to 24 hours in advance and stored in a sealed container in the fridge.
  • Add a teaspoon of sesame oil to the olive oil when using cauliflower rice for a more intense flavor.

Can I Use Ground Chicken?

Absolutely! Ground chicken, pork, bison, or even venison can be used in this recipe. Just make sure to use ground meat.

Asian ground beef lettuce wraps

Make it Your Way

  • Add Bulk: Layer the ground beef lettuce wraps with steamed white rice or cauliflower rice for a more filling meal.
  • Meal Prep It: These wraps reheat beautifully. Pack the ground beef stuffing and lettuce wraps separately. Reheat the stuffing in the microwave for 30-60 seconds, then stuff into the wraps.
  • Skip the Thickener: If you prefer a thinner sauce, you can skip the thickening step.
  • Dipping Sauce: Reserve ⅓ of the sauce before adding the thickener. Use the reserved sauce as a dipping sauce when serving.
  • More Veggies: Feel free to add more vegetables like shredded cabbage or zucchini. Garnish with pickled radishes for an extra kick.
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Ground beef lettuce wraps

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Now that you’ve gotten a taste of these mouthwatering ground beef lettuce wraps, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get cooking. Follow the recipe below to create your own delectable wraps.

Remember to enjoy every bite and savor the flavors!

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