Tuesday, March 27, 2012

“Biggest Loser” Asian Lettuce Wraps

This one is yummy!  I grabbed this one from SparkPeople.  This one is great for lunch or a light snack.  It’s similar to PF Chang’s lettuce wraps but it’s made with lean ground beef.  Greg and I love this one!  It’s Gluten free and really high in protein!  This is a great one to store the leftovers in the fridge and eat on for a couple of days!  Enjoy!

2 lbs extra lean ground beef
1 tsp olive oil
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 cup celery, chopped
½ cup sliced water chestnuts
1 cup green onions
1 ½ Tablespoons fresh ginger root, finely grated
3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons soy sauce (use Gluten Free Soy Sauce if you are gluten free)
½ tsp red pepper flakes
2/3 cups hoisin sauce
¼ cup sliced almonds
Head of your favorite lettuce (butter, iceburg, Romaine, ect)


Sauté bell peppers and celery in oil for 2 min.  Add ground beef, green onions, ginger, red pepper flakes, garlic and water chestnuts.  Stir while cooking for 8 to 10 min, until beef is no longer pink.  Add soy sauce, hoisin sauce and almonds.  Heat thoroughly for 1 minute.  Place 1/16 of beef mixture into each lettuce leaf.  Roll up tightly and serve immediately.

Serves 16

Nutritional Info:

Calories 179.9, Fat 11.1g, carbs 7.7g, Protein 12g


  1. Can't wait to try this, Amanda. I bet it would taste great with turkey too! Thanks.

  2. Yes, it is great with turkey too!!