Fresh, bright, and healthy- what more could you want for dinner? These lettuce wraps have everything we crave, and they are super simple to make.
The colourful slaw that tops them all off is addictive. A little spicy and a little sweet, you'll be happy this recipe makes more slaw than you need so you'll have leftovers.
We love the mixture of ground beef and pork in this recipe as well. High in protein and vitamin B, it's healthy and delicious. Maybe it's the soy, ginger chili mixture that it is cooked in, but it's on another level.
Don't be intimidated by the long ingredient list, it all comes together simply. And as always, add or take out the veggies you don't want!
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp Dijon
3 tbsp Olive oil
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tbsp minced ginger
1/4 head shredded cabbage
2 medium carrots shredded
Handful sugar snap peas, thinly sliced
1/2 red pepper thinly sliced
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 heads of Boston or Bib lettuce, washed
3 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger 1/2 pound lean ground beef 1/2 pound lean ground pork 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tbsp canola oil 1 tbsp soy sauce (or Tamari) 2 tbsp light brown sugar 1 tbsp chili sauce (or use Sriracha or Chili Garlic Sauce) 1 tsp salt and pepper 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Green onions, cut on diagonal
Toasted sesame seeds
Make the Slaw:
In a large bowl, whisk the rice vinegar, brown sugar, dijon, olive oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, and ginger together until well combined.
With a sharp knife or mandolin, cut the cabbage and carrots very thinly. Slice the snap peas in half and thinly slice the red pepper. On a diagonal, cut the green onions. Add all the cut veggies to the dressing bowl and toss to coat.
Prepare the Wraps:
In a large bowl, combine garlic, ginger, beef, and pork and set aside.
Wash and carefully separate the lettuce leaves being careful to keep them as whole as possible. Pat dry and set aside.
Cut onion, and sauté in canola oil over medium-low heat until translucent. Add the soy sauce, brown sugar, chili sauce, s&p, and pepper flakes.
Turn the heat up to medium and add the meat mixture. Sauté until meat is fully cooked through and no pink remains.
Assemble the wraps:
Add a spoonful of the beef mixture to a piece of lettuce and top with the slaw. Garnish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds, green onion, and a squeeze of lime.
Let us know what you think in the comments!