Asian Express Beef Lettuce Wraps

Mark Boughton / styling by Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: Serves 4 servings
  • Prep: 5 minutes
  • Cook: 10-15 minutes

Look for peanut sauce in the ethnic section of your supermarket.


1 1/2pounds ground beef (95 percent lean)
1/2cup hoisin sauce
1/2cup jarred peanut sauce
1medium cucumber, seeded and chopped
1/2cup shredded carrot
1/4cup torn fresh mint
1/4teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
12large Boston lettuce leaves (about 2 heads) or iceberg or romaine lettuce
Fresh mint


  1. Brown ground beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking up into small crumbles. Pour off drippings. Stir in hoisin sauce and peanut sauce; heat through.
  2. Just before serving, add cucumber, carrots and torn mint; toss gently. Season with salt and pepper. Serve beef mixture in lettuce leaves. Garnish with mint and serve with your favorite peanut sauce.

Recipe adapted from The Healthy Beef Cookbook, by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the American Dietetic Association (John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2006).


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