Sara Tane
Hands On Time
15 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 lettuce wraps)

Crisp lettuce wraps make for a light and delicious dinner that comes together quickly. This recipe features hearty mushrooms and vegetarian ground beef for the filling, and spices things up with bold, Asian-inspired flavors. Drizzle extra hot sauce over the top of each cup for a spicier bite, or mix in a tablespoon of brown sugar right before serving for a sweeter option. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat 2 tablespoons sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add garlic and onion to pan, stirring until softened, about 3 minutes. Add vegetarian beef and allow to warm through, about 2 minutes. Stir in chestnuts and mushrooms; cook for 5 minutes. 

Step 2

Meanwhile, whisk together hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger, hot sauce, vinegar, lime juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Reduce heat to medium-low and add hoisin sauce mixture to pan; let simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in green onions; cook for an additional 2 minutes. 

Step 3

Divide mixture evenly among 8 lettuce leaves. Serve each topped with about ½ teaspoon sesame seeds. 

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