asian beef lettuce wraps
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Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps

Full of veggies and ground beef, these beef lettuce wraps make a great, low carb dinner. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 6
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Adapted from Cooking Light

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground sirloin
  • 3 oz uncooked rice vermicelli
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 3 tablespoons fresh mint chopped
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Bibb lettuce leaves

Instructions

  • Cook rice vermicelli according to package. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  • In a large nonstick pan, cook ground sirloin over medium-high heat until browned, about 5-6 minutes. Drain excess fat.
  • Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in noodles, carrots, cucumber, red pepper, onion and mint.
  • In a small bowl, combine lime juice, soy sauce and sugar until sugar dissolves.
  • Add juice mixture to beef and stir until beef is coated.
  • Serve beef mixture in lettuce leaf.

Notes

After the noodles have cooked, I recommend cutting them up into smaller pieces to make them easier to eat.

Nutrition

Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 356mg | Potassium: 325mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 39% | Vitamin C: 13.4% | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 11%