Asian Lettuce Wraps are a quick, easy, and delicious recipe using chicken, turkey or pork! These healthy and easy lettuce wraps are better than the restaurant version!
Say hello to your new lunch obsession! Or, at least my new lunch/dinner obsession anyway! These wraps are so flavorful, and a nice lighter meal which is always a plus. The flavor of the meat reminds me a lot of our Sesame Garlic Ramen Noodles, so good! They’re great for a quick and filling lunch because the meat can be made ahead, then you can just stuff it in lettuce at any time! I love ground pork for this recipe because I think it has great flavor but you can definitely use ground turkey or chicken too! If you’re looking for some other fun and tasty lunches be sure to try these Barbecue Chicken Lettuce Wraps and these delicious Greek Lettuce Wraps!
What Kind of Lettuce is used For Lettuce Wraps?
I always prefer to use Boston or butter lettuce when I make wraps. This lettuce has very large, thick leaves that are simply easy for rolling, and will hold up well to your meat filling. If you prefer more of a crunch to your lettuce wraps, I would consider using iceberg lettuce or romaine.
How to Make Lettuce Wraps:
I always start by prepping my lettuce first. Slice the base of the lettuce off with a large knife and discard. Then, discard any brown outer leaves. Wash your lettuce by rinsing under cold water, and then dry thoroughly.
Next, you will heat a large pan over medium-high heat and add your sesame oil. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and stir for one minute. Then, add in your ground pork and cook, breaking up the meat as you go until no longer pink.
While the meat is cooking, take a small bowl and whisk up your sauce. The sauce is super simple and consists of low-sodium soy sauce, sriracha, ground ginger, and a bit of honey. Don’t worry, the honey won’t make the meat taste sweet, it just adds to the flavor.
Add your sauce to the skillet and simmer with the pork for just 2-3 minutes while stirring constantly until the meat is completely covered. Once your meat is cooked, serve in the prepared lettuce. Spoon your desired amount of filling into each piece of lettuce and fold up like a taco.
- 2 Teaspoons Sesame Oil
- 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
- 1 Pound Lean Ground Chicken, Turkey or Pork
- 3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
- 2 Teaspoons Sriracha
- 1 Teaspoon Honey
- 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
- 1 Head Butter Lettuce
- Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the garlic and the ground pork and cook, stirring and breaking up the meat for 5 minutes or until the meat is cooked through.
- Drain any excess fat from the pan if necessary.
- In a small bowl whisk together the soy sauce, sriracha, honey, and ground ginger.
- Pour the soy sauce mixture over the meat in the pan and cook, stirring constantly for 2 more minutes.
- Serve immediately in lettuce wraps.