Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Korean Ground Beef and Rice Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Jan 20, 2013

Korean Ground Beef and Rice Lettuce Wraps Recipe

This healthy, easy and tasty lettuce wrap recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner! Also great served in a bowl instead of a wrap. Ready in 15 minutes!


Korean Ground Beef and Rice Lettuce Wraps



This healthy, easy and tasty lettuce wrap recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner! It combines garlic, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce and chili powder for a delicious combo of flavors! Also great served in a bowl instead of a wrap. Ready in 15 minutes!


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This healthy, easy and tasty lettuce wrap recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner! It combines garlic, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce and chili powder for a delicious combo of flavors! Also great served in a bowl instead of a wrap. Ready in 15 minutes!


Jutta from Hungry Little Girl contacted me awhile back asking if I'd like to participate with her and some other blogger friends in a "Surprise Recipe Swap". 

Each month we are assigned a different blog to choose a recipe from, then we cook it, and post about on our blog. I was super excited to participate and couldn't wait to get started.

This month I was matched up with Jutta and her awesome blog, Hungry Little Girl.

I just love browsing through her recipes and after much consideration, I ended up choosing her recipe for Korean Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps!

Let me say, I absolutely loved this recipe and was so glad I tried it.

The flavors were delicious and it is such a quick and easy meal. I love that the ground beef and rice are wrapped up in the lettuce leaf. The lettuce adds such a perfect crunch when biting into it!

We also love eating it as a rice bowl served with some thinly sliced carrots, cucumber and a fried over easy egg on top! Such deliciousness!


This healthy, easy and tasty lettuce wrap recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner! It combines garlic, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce and chili powder for a delicious combo of flavors! Also great served in a bowl instead of a wrap. Ready in 15 minutes!



What is in ground beef lettuce wraps?


  • Ground beef: One of my absolute favorite meats to use in recipes! I buy 90% lean ground beef in bulk at Sam's Club, then package into one pound packages with freezer paper for our meals!
  • Garlic: My love for garlic is real. I use it in almost everything I cook and I love the health benefits it offers. Garlic is part of the onion, leek and chive family. It's great for heart health and contains many vitamins and minerals.
  • Fresh ginger: You don't need much of this amazing ingredient to add some delicious flavor! I love the health benefits including reducing nausea, reducing muscle pain and soreness and helping with loss of appetite. It's great in sweet or savory dishes. Find out how to peel, chop and grate ginger here!
  • Sesame oil: This edible oil is made from sesame seeds. It has a very distinctive nutty aroma, it's delicious and it's a healthy fat. Tanzania is the world's leading producer of this type of oil. 


This healthy, easy and tasty lettuce wrap recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner! It combines garlic, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce and chili powder for a delicious combo of flavors! Also great served in a bowl instead of a wrap. Ready in 15 minutes!


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This recipe is ready in these steps:


  • In a skillet, brown the ground beef and garlic until beef is no longer pink
  • Reduce heat to medium 
  • Add the sesame oil, chili powder, brown sugar, ginger, soy sauce and black pepper 
  • Simmer until liquid is absorbed 
  • Serve with the rice rolled inside the lettuce leaves and green onions sprinkled on top


Full recipe below



This healthy, easy and tasty lettuce wrap recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner! It combines garlic, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce and chili powder for a delicious combo of flavors! Also great served in a bowl instead of a wrap. Ready in 15 minutes!



You can add or substitute with the following ingredients:


  • ground turkey
  • sesame seeds on top
  • chopped cilantro
  • sriracha drizzled on top
  • ground chicken
  • fried egg on top
  • shredded carrots on top
  • thinly sliced cucumber on top
  • finely diced jalapeno 



This healthy, easy and tasty lettuce wrap recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner! It combines garlic, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce and chili powder for a delicious combo of flavors! Also great served in a bowl instead of a wrap. Ready in 15 minutes!


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This healthy, easy and tasty lettuce wrap recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner! It combines garlic, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce and chili powder for a delicious combo of flavors! Also great served in a bowl instead of a wrap. Ready in 15 minutes!



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This healthy, easy and tasty lettuce wrap recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner! It combines garlic, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce and chili powder for a delicious combo of flavors! Also great served in a bowl instead of a wrap. Ready in 15 minutes!



Korean Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps

Yield: 6 servings
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ingredients:

instructions:

  1. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and garlic over medium high heat until beef is no longer pink.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add the sesame oil, chili powder, brown sugar, ginger, soy sauce and black pepper. Simmer for 5-7 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. 
  3. Serve the beef with the rice rolled inside the lettuce leaves. Sprinkle green onions on top.
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This healthy, easy and tasty lettuce wrap recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner! It combines garlic, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce and chili powder for a delicious combo of flavors! Also great served in a bowl instead of a wrap. Ready in 15 minutes!


What readers are saying about this recipe:


  • Lara- Love these. I use ground turkey.

  • Christine- Go splurge on the $7 bottle of sesame oil so you make this.  It was so easy and tasted wonderful in hearts of romaine lettuce.


  • Chelsea- Amazing! The meat had a really authentic Korean flavor.


  • Ellen- Thought it was too sweet until wrapped in lettuce ... perfect! Great flavor : )


Thanks so much for stopping by!

26 comments:

  1. Sheena, first of all thank you so much for your lovely words, I am happy you liked it! When I saw your post I was wondering, because I couldn't remember, I had this on my page haha. This recipe is from when I just started blogging and I am so happy you remind me of it! I have to make it again! You did an amazing job on this post and it is wonderful to have you with us on the SRS!

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    1. That's so funny, Jutta!! I forget about some of the stuff I made when I first started blogging too! Thanks so much for doing SRS! I look forward to participating every month!

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  2. We love lettuce wraps and I'm always looking for new ones. Plus, my Taekwondo ninjas love anything Korean! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon~EMM

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    1. I think you and your family will love these, Krista! Thanks so much for hosting!!

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  3. I can't wait to try these. Can you believe I have never had a lettuce wrap?!? Sad I know, but after seeing this recipe I am motivated to give them try :) This looks delicious!

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  4. Love lettuce wraps! haha I was reading and think...I don't remember seeing this on Jutta's blog. She didn't either, obviously! lol
    Thanks for sharing

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  5. These sound amazing. Love wrapping in lettuce to save on carbs & calories.

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  6. I always craved for this. Cooked once but couldn't get it right!

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog's twitter, FB, G+ and Pinterest. I blog @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

    I am also inviting you to join Tiddle Diddle Handmade Shoppe's first giveaway event.

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  7. I recently started making a similar Korean Beef recipe that I LOVE. But I never thought about making lettuce wraps with it. I'm going to do it next time I make them. Thanks for sharing with SRS.

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  8. Mmmmm, this sounds (and looks) yummy! It also looks easy, which I love as a mom of four. I could make it vegetarian too by substituting Smart Ground or tofu for the beef. Very cool indeed, can't wait to try it! Found you through the hop on Semi Homade Mom and now I'm a follower. Great blog!
    ~Tamar @LadiesHoliday

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    1. Thanks so much!! I'm so glad you stopped by! Heading over to check out your blog now! :)

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  9. Yum, these look delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I've always wanted to try to make this dish. Pinning and making it soon.

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  11. Hi Sheena,
    I just love these Lettuce Wraps! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. I love Korean flavors. They always have great salty, sweet, sour parts. This would make a delicious dinner. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

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  13. I would have choosen this recipe too. I love the combination of cool crunchy salad to warm spicy beef beef.

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  14. Sheena i would like to know can i use any kind of lettuce or is it just the ice berg one also is there a sause to dip these with ? i can't wait to try these i love this kind of stuff to eat and being that i have to watch what i eat because of my sugar i think is would be great to try

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    1. They would taste great with any type of lettuce! I would love to try them with butter or romaine lettuce! I did not use any dipping sauce, as they turned out pretty saucy. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy :)

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    2. thank you so much i think i will try with the Romaine lettuce and i will post about how they came out

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  15. This looks and sounds so yummy! So yummy that I featured it in my round-up! http://3boysandadog.com/2014/03/recipes-using-lettuce/

    Kelli

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  16. Family really enjoyed this, so easy to make! lettuce wraps were intimidating to me, not sure why?? piece of cake. I may make more sauce next time, but that is the only change! :)

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