Spicy Steak Lettuce Wraps

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Spicy Steak Lettuce Wraps Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
Spicy Steak Lettuce Wraps give traditional lettuce wraps a kick in the tastebuds with the addition of zesty spiced steak.
Serves 4 (serving size: 3 lettuce wraps)


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1 (12-ounce) sirloin steak
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
3 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons grated shallots
2 tablespoons sambal oelek (chile paste)
1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
2 teaspoons sesame oil
Cooking spray
12 large Boston lettuce leaves (about 2 heads)
1 cup matchstick-cut English cucumber
1 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 cup matchstick-cut carrot
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves


Hands-on: 18 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes

1. Place steak in freezer 15 minutes. Remove from freezer; cut across the grain into 1/8-inch-thick slices. Combine sugar ­­­and next 6 ingredients (through oil) in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal bag, and shake. Remove 3 tablespoons marinade, and set aside. Add steak to marinade in bag; seal and shake. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour. Remove steak from bag; discard marinade. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add steak to pan, and cook for 1 minute on each side.

2. Divide steak evenly among lettuce leaves. Top each leaf with 4 teaspoons cucumber, 4 teaspoons onion, 4 teaspoons carrot, and 2 teaspoons cilantro; drizzle with reserved 3 tablespoons marinade.

Created date

July 2013

Nutritional Information

Calories 268
Fat 13.5 g
Satfat 4.7 g
Monofat 5.6 g
Polyfat 1.5 g
Protein 19.3 g
Carbohydrate 17.9 g
Fiber 1.9 g
Cholesterol 64 mg
Iron 2.2 mg
Sodium 363 mg
Calcium 57 mg