Easy Lettuce Cups

Easy Lettuce Cups Recipe
Leo Gong
Make an easy Asian-style appetizer by filling lettuce leaves with a spicy mixture of ground pork and topping with plum sauce.


Makes 8 servings
Total time: 25 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 142
Caloriesfromfat 59 %
Protein 11 g
Fat 9.3 g
Satfat 3.2 g
Carbohydrate 3.3 g
Fiber 0.4 g
Sodium 308 mg
Cholesterol 37 mg


2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 pound ground or minced pork
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
16 butter lettuce leaves
8 teaspoons plum sauce
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro


1. In a large frying pan, heat oil over high heat and add pork. Cook pork, stirring, until starting to brown. Drain excess fat.

2. Stir in green onions, allspice, ginger, garlic, and tamari. Cook until green onions are tender, about 2 minutes.

3. Place 2 lettuce leaves on each plate. Spoon pork mixture into leaves. Top each with 1/2 tsp. plum sauce and cilantro.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.