Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
18 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 5 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 3 lettuce wraps)

Spicy Steak Lettuce Wraps give traditional lettuce wraps a kick in the tastebuds with the addition of zesty spiced steak.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

steponme's Review

April 19, 2014
I felt like the vegetables in the wrap needed to be mixed in a dressing of there own. The meat was spicy, but everything else, bland.

jpgloor's Review

December 22, 2013
Lots of ingredients but worth the effort. Just the right amount of tang. Served with 1/2 c cooked jasmine rice, Used sriracha instead of sambal oelek because we had it on hand.

TaraKay's Review

September 16, 2013

chmcnamara's Review

September 03, 2013
These were so good! Definitely going into my regular rotation. My grocery store didn't have sambal oelek so I used sriracha. I'm going to keep my eye out for it next time I find myself in a store with a more expansive "ethnic" selection though.

stellacorona's Review

August 28, 2013
this was good!! used iceberg lettuce since i had it already. grilled the steak whole after marinating, then cut into strips.

Foodie25's Review

August 24, 2013
Delicious! Easy prep, great flavor, loved the crunch of the veggies. We added brown rice to the wrap for bulk. The family loved it, will definitely make this again.