Easy Beef Lettuce Wraps

  It’s SUMMERTIME, and that means light and easy suppers around here typically.  We spend as much time as possible outside in the evenings, so I don’t want to have to come in and labor over the hot stove too long.  We swim in our little pool, ride bikes, do sidewalk chalk.  There has been hula hooping, skating, going to the library for new books, jumping on the trampoline, polishing rocks, catching turtles and frogs and then saying goodbye, because Mommy doesn’t let them stay for long!  (For their own safety, of course! I always tell the kids, they are ready to go back to their families….)

Man, I love summer! 

Having the kids home makes the days so much more fun……and loud.  Tee hee! 🙂  summer 3summer 4summer 5summer 1summer 2summer 6

  We don’t eat out much, but when we do, we often choose Chinese.  We just LOVE it!  Especially, the authentic hole-in-the-wall kind.  Winking smile 

  More often than that, we like to make our own using real ingredients like Sesame oil, fish sauce, rice vinegar, rice noodles, and more.  You would be surprised how much better foods taste, when you go ahead and add the fresh ginger, or strange fish sauce ingredients.  I shared our families TEN favorite stir fry and Chinese Recipes the other day. You can click here if you missed it!

Top TEN Chinese Recipes at the Ferguson household:

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  And on to the latest Chinese recipe:

Easy Beef Lettuce Wraps

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easy beef lettuce wraps

Ingredients
  • 8 ounces, weight Rice Noodles, Soaked
  • 1 pound Ground Beef, Cooked And Drained
  • 1 bunch Green Onions, Chopped
  • 2 cloves Fresh Garlic, Pressed
  • 2 Tablespoons Teriyaki Sauce
  • ¼ cups Soy Sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons White Wine Vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons Minced Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha Sauce (less If You Don’t Like Heat)
  • 4 Tablespoons Sesame Oil
  • 1 cup Cabbage Shreds (Cabbage, Purple Cabbage And Carrots)
  • 1 bunch Cilantro, Snipped
  • 16 pieces Freshly Washed Bibb Or Boston Lettuce Leaves (Romaine, Pictured, Works In A Bind)
Preparation

1. Soak Rice Noodles in a bowl of hot water for 10-15 minutes, or according to package directions.
2. Heat large skillet over medium heat and cook beef, green onions and garlic, until meat is no longer pink. Drain.
3. Add teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, white wine vinegar, minced ginger, sriracha sauce and sesame oil to skillet, stirring well to cover meat.
4. Drain, then snip soaked noodles for easy stir frying, and add them to the skillet. Heat to medium high heat and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until noodles are warm. Add more sesame oil if mixture seems dry.
5. Fill individual washed lettuce leaves with beef mixture and eat immediately.

From our table to yours, enjoy!
~T

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3 thoughts on “Easy Beef Lettuce Wraps

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