Experience the joy of fresh and flavorful Asian cuisine with these Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps. This recipe features tender, savory beef combined with crisp vegetables and a sweet and spicy sauce, all wrapped in a delicate lettuce leaf. It’s a perfect dish for a light lunch or as an appetizer for your next dinner party. The combination of textures and flavors is sure to delight your palate.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha or chili paste (adjust to taste)
  • 1 head of butter lettuce or iceberg lettuce, leaves separated
  • Optional: 1/4 cup chopped peanuts or cashews for garnish
  • Optional: Fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef and cook, breaking it up with a spatula, until browned and cooked through.
  2. Drain excess grease and return the beef to the skillet. Add minced garlic and grated ginger, cooking for another minute until fragrant.
  3. Stir in the diced red bell pepper and green onions. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sriracha. Pour this sauce over the beef mixture in the skillet. Stir to combine and heat through for about 2 minutes.
  5. To assemble, take a lettuce leaf and spoon a generous amount of the beef mixture into the center. Garnish with chopped peanuts or cashews and fresh cilantro if desired.
  6. Serve immediately, allowing guests to wrap the lettuce around the filling.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 220
  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Protein: 20g

Prep and Cooking Time:

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes


  • Serves: 4-6 people

These Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps are not only delicious but also a fun and interactive way to enjoy a meal. The combination of warm, flavorful beef with cool, crisp lettuce makes for a delightful contrast. Perfect for a light meal or a unique appetizer, they’re sure to be a hit with your guests!

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