Chef John

555 RECIPES

30+ years of experience in the culinary industry

Beef Lettuce Wraps

Easy 30-minute beef lettuce wraps are loaded with tangy marinated beef wrapped in refreshing lettuce leaves–healthy, fast, and flavorful!

CUISINES: Asian
LEVEL: EASY
SERVING: 3 People
TIME: 30 min
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 large bunch Boston Bibb or butter lettuce
  • 8 lb. lean beef
  • 2 large red and green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp white wine
  • ½ tbsp oyster sauce
  • ½ tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp corn starch
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1
Step 1
Step 1
Rinse whole lettuce leaves and pat dry, be careful not to tear them. Set aside.
Step 2
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Step 2
Cut lean beef to small size. In a medium bowl, combine beef, egg yolk, soy sauce and cornstarch; marinate for 30min.
Step 3
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Step 3
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef, butter, and minced garlic in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly.
Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
Cook and stir the chopped green and red bell pepper and water chestnuts in the same skillet until slightly tender.
Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
Stir white wine, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar into cooked beef. Cook and stir until the onions just begin to wilt, about 2 minutes.
Step 6
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Step 6
Arrange lettuce leaves around the outer edge of a large serving platter.
Step 7
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Step 7
Pile meat mixture in the center, and serve.