Asian Lettuce Wraps

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Who wouldn’t want fewer calories, and more vitamins in their food, right? So put down the tortillas and bread, and pick up a lettuce leaf.

Filled with, finely diced – hoisin sauce – flavoured meat and veggies, these Asian Lettuce Wraps will fill even the hungriest bellies!

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Asian Lettuce Wraps
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Serves: 4
Asian flavored meat and veggie filling inside a crunchy lettuce leaf.
Ingredients
Sauce
  • ¾ cup GF hoisin sauce
  • 1½ tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 3 tsp GF sweet chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
Filling
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1½ lbs ground pork or turkey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp GF soy sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 red pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup water chestnuts, finely chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
Toppings
  • Handful cilantro stems
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 head iceberg, butter, or Boston lettuce, separated into whole leaves
  • ½ cup peanuts or cashews, chopped
Instructions
  1. To make the sauce; in a saucepan over medium heat, combine all the ingredients. Stir and heat until well blended, then turn down to low and let simmer until meat mixture is ready.
  2. To make filling; cook ground meat until fully cooked (drain off any fat if necessary). Add remaining ingredients, and cook until heated throughout (or until veggies are cooked to your likeness). Stir in ½-3/4 of the sauce (reserve some for serving), and place into a serving bowl.
  3. To serve; set out individual bowls of reserved sauce, filling mixture, and toppings.
  4. To eat; take a lettuce leaf, fill with a few tablespoons of filling, add any toppings and extra sauce you'd like, then gently fold lettuce leaf around burrito-style.
  5. *If you can't find a GF hoisin sauce, a GF teriyaki sauce can be substituted.
Notes
If you can't find any GF hoisin sauce, you can substitute in GF teriyaki sauce.

 

 

 

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