I love lettuce wraps. They're delicious, healthy, and fun to eat. There's a bunch of different recipes so you can customize them to suit your tastes.
ASIAN LETTUCE WRAPS (4 servings)
16 Boston Bibb or butter lettuce leaves
1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
1 Tbps cooking oil
1 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tsp minced pickled ginger
1 dash Asian chile pepper sauce, or to taste (optional)
1 (8 oz) can water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 tsp Asian (dark) sesame oil
Rinse whole lettuce leaves and pat dry, being careful not to tear them. Set aside.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef or turkey in cooking oil in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly. Drain and discard any grease; transfer to a bowl.
Cook and stir onion in the same skillet used for beef/turkey until slightly tender, 5-10 minutes. Stir in hoisin sauce, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, and chile pepper sauce into onions. Add water chestnuts, green onions, sesame oil, and cooked beef/turkey; cook and stir until the green onions just being to wilt, about 2 minutes.
Arrange lettuce leaves around the outer edge of a large serving platter and pile meat mixture in the center.
ASIAN DIPPING SAUCE
1 tsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 Tbsp chile paste, or to taste
sugar, to taste
green onion, green part only, sliced, optional
Recipe Source: AllRecipes