Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
The powerful flavors from the simple ingredients in this recipe are simply amazing.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - medium red bell pepper(s)
  • 1/4 - cup(s) hoisin sauce
  • 2 - Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 - Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 - Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - tsp ground ginger
  • 1 - tsp cornstarch**
  • 8 - large lettuce leaves**
  • Garnish: - sesame seeds**
  • - fruit**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Seed and slice red bell pepper(s) into 1-inch strips. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the sliced red bell pepper. Drain and return to skillet.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the hoisin sauce, sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, minced onion, garlic powder, and ground ginger. Pour over the browned ground beef, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes, allowing flavors to mingle.
  3. Swirl the cornstarch with a tablespoon or two of water and stir it into the sauce. Let it simmer for 2 to 3 minutes to thicken the sauce. Spoon beef mixture into lettuce leaves.
  4. Prepare the fruit.
  5. Serve Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps with sesame seed garnish and fruit.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Seed and slice 2 red bell peppers into 1-inch strips.
  2. Brown the 2 lbs. ground beef with the sliced red bell peppers. Drain and let cool.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup hoisin sauce, 6 Tbsp sesame oil, 4 Tbsp soy sauce, 2 Tbsp rice vinegar, 2 Tbsp minced onion, 2 tsp garlic powder, and 2 tsp ground ginger.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the ground beef and red bell peppers, browned and cooled
  • Half of the prepared sauce

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to skillet and cooking the beef and sauce together. Stir in cornstarch as directed to thicken the sauce.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free if you use gluten-free soy sauce.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and reheat the beef sauce in skillet. Mix in cornstarch with equal parts water and swirl in to thicken sauce. Garnish with sliced green onions.
Serve in lettuce wraps with fruit.