Ginger Pork Bibb Cups
A mixture of cooked ground pork, water chestnuts, coleslaw, fresh ginger and cilantro is served in bibb lettuce cups drizzled with a delicious lime-soy dressing. This versatile dish can be served as an appetizer or as an entrée.
3 tablespoons lime juice
3 tablespoons granulated sugar, or honey
1 1/2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
8 ounces lean ground pork
3 cups coleslaw mix (with carrots)
1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained and diced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon grated fresh gingerroot
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
16 Boston bibb lettuce leaves
- For Dressing: Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and continue boiling 1 minute. Remove from heat and place in a small bowl to cool.
- For Filling: Coat a medium skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat until hot. Cook the pork until no longer pink, stirring frequently breaking up larger pieces while cooking.
- Combine the cooked pork, coleslaw mix, water chestnuts, cilantro, gingerroot, salt and black pepper in a medium bowl and toss until well blended. Spoon equal amounts in each of the lettuce leaves, (about 1/4 cup per leaf). Spoon equal amounts (about 1 1/2 teaspoons) of the dressing over each.
- May serve with knives and forks or pull up edges of leaves and enjoy as mini wraps.
Makes 16 servings.
Tip: For a double quick dressing, use 1/2 cup light Asian sesame salad dressing in place of the dressing above.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe: 1 leaf; 1/4 cup pork mixture and 1 1/2 teaspoons dressing): Calories: 160 calories; Protein: 13 grams; Fat: 5 grams; Sodium: 570 milligrams; Cholesterol: 35 milligrams; Saturated Fat: 2 grams; Carbohydrates: 17 grams; Fiber: 3 grams.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Pork, Be Inspired®.