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Crispy Beef Lettuce Wraps with Wowee Sauce

Crispy Beef Lettuce Wraps with Wowee SauceRecipe courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber.

Recipe Ingredients:

Wowee Sauce:
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, drained
1/3 cup orange marmalade
2 tablespoons reduced sodium or regular soy sauce

1 pound 95% lean ground beef
1/3 cup sliced green onions
2 tablespoons reduced sodium or regular soy sauce
Ground black pepper, to taste
8 large lettuce leaves (such as Bibb, leaf, or iceberg lettuce)
3/4 cup sliced water chestnuts
3/4 cup shredded carrots

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Wowee Sauce: Combine ingredients in small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Brown ground beef in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is not pink, breaking up into small crumbles. Pour off drippings, if necessary. Add green onions and soy sauce; season with pepper, as desired. Cook and stir for 1 minute.
  3. Evenly spoon beef mixture onto each lettuce leaf. Top with equal amounts of water chestnuts and carrots. Spoon some Wowee Sauce over top. Wrap lettuce around filling. Serve with remaining Wowee Sauce.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 389; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 114mg; Total Carbs: 35g; Fiber: 4g; Protein: 40g; Sodium: 750mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.