Asian Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps

Whether it’s a dinner party appetizer or a side dish, these tasty lettuce wraps are bursting with flavor and super versatile — easily swap in any lean protein (like chicken breast or shrimp) or fresh, crunchy veggie (like zucchini or carrots)! Naturally low in carbs, each wrap contains only 4 grams per serving. Want more crunch? Serve with roughly chopped peanuts.

Ingredients for servings

    Asian Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef 95% lean

  • 1 medium red bell pepper cut into thin strips

  • 2 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce certified gluten-free if necessary

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoon chili-garlic sauce or Sriracha certified gluten-free if necessary

  • 2 medium carrots shredded or julienned

  • 2 green onions light green and white parts, sliced

  • 0.25 cup fresh cilantro

  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

  • 8 large iceberg or butter lettuce leaves see note


  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until crumbled and browned. Add bell pepper and carrot; cook 1 minute.

  • Combine soy sauce, lime juice and brown sugar in a small bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves. Stir into beef; cook 1 minute until heated. Remove from heat, and transfer to an airtight container. Refrigerate meat mixture until chilled and ready to serve.

  • Stir in green onions, cilantro and mint. Spoon heaping 1/2 cup beef mixture into center of each lettuce leaf.


If desired, lettuce can be chopped, served in a bowl and ground beef mixture spooned on top.

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