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Chinese lettuce wraps

by Christina Julia

Chinese lettuce wraps

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 450g/1lb minced beef
  • 12–16 iceberg lettuce leaves
  • 225g/8oz canned water
  • chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 200g/7oz onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 50ml/2fl oz hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh root ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chilli sauce
  • 1 bunch of spring onions,chopped
  • 3 teaspoons dark sesame oil


  • Sauté the beef and onion in a
    large frying pan over a medium
    heat. Add the garlic, soy sauce,
    hoisin sauce, ginger, vinegar and
    chilli sauce. Continue stirring and
    cooking until browned.
  • Add the water chestnuts, spring
    onions and sesame oil. Stir and
    cook for a further 1–2 minutes.
  • To serve, arrange the lettuce leaves
    on the outer rim of a large serving
    plate. Put the meat mixture in the
    centre of the plate. To eat, spoon
    the meat mixture on the lettuce and
    wrap the leaf around the filling

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