Really enjoyed the flavor of these wraps, but they are super messy once you pour the juice on. I couldn't find English cucumber, so went with regular instead. I made the Soba Noodle Salad as referenced with the recipe, and it complemented the wraps very well. Probably would not make the wraps again as they are messy. I can see this making a great salad though.
Beef Lettuce Wraps
elektraviolet81 Posted: 06/01/09
sarahmariestone Posted: 08/26/09
This was quite tasty! Made it exactly as the recipe called for and enjoyed it thoroughly. BUT... the Soba Noodle recipe which accompanied this one in the magazine - was BLAND. Thankfully I'd also made bok choy and we mixed that in for some added flavor, but I was disappointed in the noodle recipe itself.
Minimcw Posted: 07/08/11
I thought these would be pretty good but they far exceeded my expectations! Yes, they were a bit messy, but when you combined all the flavors together they were incredible. After I made the sauce it looked like such a small amount that I ended up doubling it...I defintely don't think thats necessary. My grocery store didn't have bibb lettuce so I bought one of those living lettuce heads with smaller leaves. That actually worked out better because they were 2 bite little lettuce wraps that were easier to eat. I was a little scared of the jalepeno so I only put in half but I didn't even notice it! I didn't bother with the soba salad. For two of us we just ate this and still had at least a third of the meat left over. Delicious and easy weeknight meal.
jstowe Posted: 04/23/12
The wraps are amazing - would be fun for a party. Skip the noodle salad. I could have improvised a better one.