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Easy Asian Inspired Lettuce and Veggie Wraps

One thing my family eats a lot of is ground beef. Because I insist on it being local, ethically and naturally raised it just makes the most sense for us and allows us to be able to eat a lean, premium quality meat more often than we normally would. The big challenge with it though is trying to find new things to make. The lazy chef in me is tempted to make burgers all the time. But alas, this can’t happen. I may be a lazy chef but I’m also the most likely person in my family to get bored of a particular food to the point of never wanting to eat it again. So it seems like a weekly quest of mine to find something new to try.

I know you are thinking “Hey, these aren’t technically wraps!”, but y’know, you COULD wrap them. Either by rolling these long ways or switching up the romaine lettuce for iceburg or Boston. I just chose to eat them more taco-style as pictured. I’ve seen various recipes like this one floating around on the internet (often claiming to be knock-offs of PF Chang’s lettuce wraps) but this is my first time trying my hand at anything like this. What I love about this recipe is that it’s low carb BUT STILL FILLING. For me anyway. And when you start cutting out things like bread, feeling full isn’t always easy. 

Lettuce wraps recipe

Easy Asian inspired Lettuce Wraps

– 1lb lean ground beef (you could also use ground pork or chicken if preferred)
– 2 romaine hearts
– 3-4 green onions, finely chopped
– 1 bag of shredded fresh veggies or coleslaw (I used the PC carrot, broccoli and cabbage one)
– 2 cloves of garlic, minced
– 3 tablespoons low sodium soya sauce
– 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
– 2 tbsp water
– 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
– 2 tsp sesame seeds
– Salt and Pepper to taste

– Brown ground beef in a skillet, drain off any fat.

– In small bowl, stir together the minced garlic, soya sauce, Worcestershire sauce, water and maple syrup. Pour mixture over the cooked beef and stir in. Add sesame seeds and the finely chopped green onion and stir in. Add salt and pepper to taste.

– Serve on full romaine lettuce leaves. Top with coleslaw/veggies and enjoy!

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What kinds of light, summery dishes are you cooking up this summer?