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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.

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Yields6 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins

 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

1

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.

2

Add soy sauce, chili sauce and sesame oil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 3 to 4 minutes.

3

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.

4

Cook’s Notes: Korean Beef mixture is also great served over rice instead of in lettuce cups.

Ingredients

 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

Directions

1

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.

2

Add soy sauce, chili sauce and sesame oil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 3 to 4 minutes.

3

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.

4

Cook’s Notes: Korean Beef mixture is also great served over rice instead of in lettuce cups.

Korean Beef Lettuce Cups
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