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Bison and Water Chestnut Lettuce Cups

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Karen Shinto
Total time 25 mins
Yield Serves 4
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.


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.