Spicy Asian Lettuce Wraps


1 and 1/2 pounds of lean ground beef, chicken or pork
2 tbs peanut oil or vegetable oil
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 tbs fresh grated ginger
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
2 tbs soy sauce
2 tbs spicy peppers diced (Thai, Serrano or Jalapeno) if you like really spicy leave the seeds in
1 small onion diced
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup torn fresh mint leaves
12 large Boston lettuce leaves ( about 2 heads or you can use iceberg or romaine)
kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste

We love Asian food here is an easy recipe that explodes with deep spicy Asian flavors. It is very adaptable and you can use beef, chicken or pork. Experiment a little and have some fun.


  • In a well heated large saute pan or wok add just enough oil to coat 1 or 2 tbs.
  • When the oil is hot add the ground protein and cook until it changes color, moving constantly with a wooden spoon to ensure even cooking.
  • Then remove proteinĀ  and place in a wire strainer to drain off all fat.
  • wipe pan down, return to heat and when hot add 2 tsp of oil and diced onions, garlic, peppers and grated ginger and saute for about 1 minute.
  • Reintroduce protein to pan and mix will with onions, garlic, peppers and ginger.
  • Add hoisin, and soy sauce and mix to heat through.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Just before serving add carrots and torn mint. Toss gently.
  • Scoop mixture into lettuce leaves and serve like tacos.




30 min


5 min


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