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Korean Beef Lettuce Cups

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Korean Beef Lettuce Cups

This Asian-inspired ground beef recipe lets you entertain with style and within budget. It works for family meals too — easy to prepare and casual to eat.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Serving: 6


2 cloves garlic, minced

½ sweet red pepper, diced

1 lb (500 g) Lean Ground Beef Sirloin or Chuck or Lean Ground Beef

1 tsp (5 mL) minced ginger root

¼ cup (50 mL) soy sauce

1 tbsp (15 mL) Asian chili sauce

1 tsp (5 mL) sesame oil

Bibb lettuce leaves

Fresh lime wedges

Shredded carrot and cucumber

Chopped cilantro or mint or chopped green onion

Hoisin sauce


Cook garlic, diced pepper, ground beef and ginger root in large skillet using medium heat, stirring occasionally for 8 to 10 minutes until beef is browned and completely cooked. Drain if necessary.
Add soy sauce, chili sauce and sesame oil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 3 to 4 minutes.
Transfer to warm platter. At the table let each person spoon some filling into lettuce leaves. Top with squeeze of lime juice and serve with toppings such as shredded carrot, cucumber, chopped cilantro or mint. Roll up with your hands to eat.
Cook’s Notes: Korean Beef mixture is also great served over rice instead of in lettuce cups.

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