Bison and Water Chestnut Lettuce Cups

Bison and Water Chestnut Lettuce Cups Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Karen Shinto
Bison is leaner than beef, making it a good choice for a healthy dinner like this one. The spicy Sriracha sauce squirted on at the end is the key seasoning.


Serves 4
Total time: 25 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 433
Caloriesfromfat 59 %
Protein 27 g
Fat 28 g
Satfat 1.4 g
Carbohydrate 17 g
Fiber 4 g
Sodium 249 mg
Cholesterol 80 mg


1 pound lean ground bison or ground beef
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 1/2 tablespoons Asian black bean sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 can (8 oz.) sliced water chestnuts, rinsed, drained, and coarsely chopped
1/3 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup chopped roasted unsalted peanuts
1 large head butter lettuce, separated into leaves
Sriracha chili sauce


1. Combine bison, ginger, and garlic in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook, stirring to break up meat, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Add bean sauce and hoisin and stir just until combined. Stir in water chestnuts and onions.

2. Spoon bison mixture into a serving bowl. Put peanuts in a small bowl and set lettuce leaves on a platter. Serve with Sriracha.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Kate Washington,


January 2012
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