Lettuce Wraps

I’ve been fascinated by double duty dinners lately.  I love the idea where you make one dish and then can re-make it in a completely different way!  I’ve seen a lot of those but never really tried it.  Until the other day.  So remember how I randomly made potstickers?  Well, I saved half the meat mixture and decided to make some lettuce wraps for dinner the next day.  I browned the meat, added some sliced water chestnuts and hoisin sauce and served it up in some lettuce cups!  Healthy and delish!  And remember, you can swap out the ground pork for ground turkey and it will be even healthier!

Start by making your meat mixture.  In a bowl, add pork, soy sauce, sesame oil, mirin, ground mustard, fresh ginger, green onions, and garlic and an egg.


Then mix together.  I used my hands.


In a pan with about 2 Tablespoons olive oil, brown the meat mixture.


Add some water chestnuts for crunch and hoisin sauce.


When the meat mixture is done it will look like this.


Prepare your butter lettuce leaves – wash and dry.


Serve the meat mixture in the lettuce leaves.  Enjoy!


1 lb ground pork
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
1 Tablespoon mirin
1 teaspoon ground mustard
2 Tablespoons grated fresh ginger
3 chopped green onions
3 cloves of garlic chopped
1 egg
1/2 cup water chestnuts sliced
1/2 cup hoisin sauce

1 head of butter lettuce for serving

Make your ground meat mixture.  Mix pork, soy sauce, sesame oil, mirin, mustard, ginger, green onions, garlic and egg together in a bowl.  In a pan over medium heat, brown your ground meat mixture over about 2 Tablespoons olive oil.  Add water chestnuts and hoisin sauce.  Serve in butter lettuce leaves.

This recipe is so healthy and delicious!