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Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Meal Type:
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Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps

Bring a touch of Asia into your kitchen with these delicious wraps.



  1. Cook and drain the ground beef (add up to a tablespoon of fat-free Italian dressing if required). Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the sesame oil and heat. Add the cabbage and carrots and sauté for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the beef and cook, stirring, until the cabbage begins to wilt, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the hoisin sauce and soy sauce and cook for 5 minutes, until mixture heats through and cabbage wilts, stirring frequently.
  5. Spoon some of the beef into the center of each lettuce leaf and roll up.
  6. Note: adapted from a recipe by Robin Miller (The Food Network).
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5 Points per serving, easy and delicious! I divide the meat mixture into quarters and then use as many lettuce leaves as I want, which makes a LOT of wraps!
10 Sep 07 by member: angelathomas
This sounds YUM. I would first fry onion then add meat.
16 Sep 07 by member: helcha
I tried making this tonight but didn't use Italian dressing and did use the "veggie" beef. It was absolutely delish!! My hubby raved over it! He used the left-over "meat" with some left-over rice and stir-fried together with onions and fake eggs for fried rice for midnight snack. It is SO tasty!!
24 Sep 07 by member: YShibata
I'm pretty sure the hoisin sauce is off limits during first phase (but pretty tasty).
21 Nov 07 by member: jujubanta
Love this recipe!!! I couldn't find hoisin sauce in the store, but found a recipe online. YUMMY!
19 Mar 08 by member: Girl_Illa
This is a great idea, good for Atkins too!
YUMMMM!!! Best recipe ever! We substituted the sesame oil for olive oil since Wal-Mart doesn't have it. But luckily Wal-Mart did have the hoisin sauce. Delicious! Unique! And soooo filling!! A+++
02 Apr 08 by member: Cornflakes
this looks yummy and very healthy
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Nutrition summary:

There are 248 calories in 1 serving of Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps.
Calorie break-down: 36% fat, 21% carbs, 43% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 88
Calories 248
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 9.75g 15%
  Saturated Fat 3.147g 16%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 2.058g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 3.953g  
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 889mg 37%
Potassium 606mg  
Total Carbohydrate 12.67g 4%
  Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%
  Sugars 6.7g  
Protein 26.34g  
Vitamin A 426% Vitamin C 82%
Calcium 16% Iron 80%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
of RDI*
(248 calories)
12% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (21%)
Fat (36%)
Protein (43%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories

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