Gochujang Lettuce Wraps

Updated: Sep 18


Have you ever had one of those lettuce wraps at a restaurant and wish you could make them? I love making my own at home, especially when I'm looking for a light meal. Most recently, I created Gochujang Lettuce Wraps. With a simple sauce made up of Gochujang, soy sauce, fish sauce, honey, sesame oil, and mirin and some ground beef, this meal comes together quickly and is delicious. My sons were especially happy with these wraps since they love the Korean Style flavors. It's ideal for those hectic nights when everyone eats at a different time or grabs a little something on the run. I like to make these for a meal, but they're also perfect as a yummy snack.



Ingredients Gochujang Lettuce Wraps:


Meat:

2 pounds ground beef

1 tablespoon grapeseed oil

6 cloves garlic, minced

Serve with lettuce, cooked white rice, shredded carrots, sliced scallions and sesame seeds


Sauce:

1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon Gochujang

1/4 cup +1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

2 tablespoons light soy sauce

2 tablespoons fish sauce

2 teaspoons sesame oil

1 teaspoon honey


Time-Saving Tip: Prepare the sauce a few hours in advance.


Let's see what we need.

We're ready to cook.


Combine the sauce ingredients.


Add the oil and meat to a nonstick pan; generously season with salt and pepper. Saute until the beef is no longer pink and add the garlic. Stir for a minute and mix half of the sauce Once well-coated cook for a minute or two, and then it's ready.


It's ready! Gochujang Lettuce Wraps are amazingly flavor and so easy to prepare. I like to put some rice in the lettuce, add the meat mixture, and then sprinkle with sesame seed, carrots, and scallions. The first bite is so good that they're hard to stop eating.

Enjoy!


Gochujang Lettuce Wraps:


Meat:

2 pounds ground beef

1 tablespoon grapeseed oil

6 cloves garlic, minced

Serve with lettuce, cooked white rice, shredded carrots, sliced scallions and sesame seeds


Sauce:

1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon Gochujang

1/4 cup +1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

2 tablespoons light soy sauce

2 tablespoons fish sauce

2 teaspoons sesame oil

1 teaspoon honey

Combine the sauce ingredients.

Add the oil and meat to a nonstick pan; generously season with salt and pepper. Saute until the beef is no longer pink and add the garlic. Stir for a minute and mix half of the sauce Once well-coated cook for a minute or two, and then it's ready.

Time-Saving Tip: Prepare the sauce a few hours in advance.

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