Curried Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps

Curried Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps

Curried Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps
Serve with fresh mango slicesWho doesnโ€™t love scooping up a flavorful filling into an edible wrapper? My family loves this Asian-inspired dish on a busy week night. I updated an old Cooking Light recipe as a fresh alternative to ground beef and rice. A side of juicy, sweet mango slices is all it needs to compliment the slight spiciness.
    Servings
    4-5 people
    Cook Time
    20 minutes
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    Servings
    4-5 people
    Cook Time
    20 minutes
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    Ingredients
    • 2teaspoon canola or grape seed oil
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 1 1/2pound lean ground sirloin or buffalo
    • 1cup tomato sauce
    • 2teaspoon red curry paste (my favorite brand is Thai Kitchen in the Asian section of grocery store)
    • 1/2cup coconut milk
    • 1tablespoon brown sugar
    • 1teaspoon grated lime rind
    • 2tablespoon fresh lime juice
    • 1tablespoon Asian fish sauce (in the Asian section of grocery store)
    • gallon large heads butter leaf, Boston, or romaine lettuc
    • 1cup fresh cilantro, chopped
    • 2 green onions, chopped
    • 1 lime, cut into small wedges
    • 4 arge mangoes, seed removed and sliced
    Instructions
    1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and sautรฉ for 2-3 minutes. Add the beef and cook an additional 5 minutes or unlit lightly browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in the tomato sauce and curry paste; cook until liquid reduces by ยฝ. Add the milk and next 4 ingredients (through fish sauce); cook an additional 2 minutes until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and serve with lettuce leaves, cilantro, green onion and lime wedges.
    2. Instruct each individual to add the meat mixture to a lettuce leaf and top with condiments, as desired. Fold outer edges of the lettuce leave in to eat. The fun is in the slight messiness of it, so have forks available for plate scooping! Serve with mango slices on the side.
    Recipe Notes

    2 teaspoons of red curry are fairly mild so up it to as much as a tablespoon for additional curry spice. I have made this without the curry paste and it is just as good, especially if you have eaters at the table that are particular about their spiciness.

    I bet this would be great with ground turkey, chicken, or pork as an alternative to the beef. For a vegetarian option, try crumbled tempeh or even cubed extra-firm tofu.

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