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Leaves of lettuce filled with colorful veggies and thinly sliced steak.
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Beef Lettuce Wraps

A delicious and fun lunch or dinner recipe, these Vietnamese Beef Lettuce Wraps are bursting with flavor. A quick beef marinade, grilling the steak, and mixing up a flavorful nutty sauce is easy and great for meal prep.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 364kcal

Ingredients

Marinated Steak

  • 12 ounces grass-fed sirloin steaks
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons lemongrass finely minced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 shallot finely minced

Vietnamese "Peanut" Sauce

Beef Lettuce Wraps

  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 1 cup carrots julienned
  • 1 cup purple cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds optional, to garnish

Instructions

Steak Marinade

  • Add the steaks and the marinade ingredients to an air tight container, and mix to coat the steaks. Marinate for 1 hour, up to 24 hours. If you don't have time to make these a day ahead, you can thinly slice the steak and marinate it for 1 hour.

Sunflower "Peanut" Sauce

  • Add all the sauce ingredients to a blender, and process until very smooth. Set aside or chill until ready to use. The leftover sauce is good stored in the refrigerator for up to a week, and is a great veggie dip or salad dressing.
  • Beef Lettuce Wraps
  • Add lettuce leaves to a plate, and then top with herbs and vegetables.
  • Grill the steak on an outdoor grill if possible, to preferred doneness. If cooking outdoors isn't possible, heat a cast iron pan over high heat with some avocado oil, and sear both sides of the steak. Reduce heat and continue cooking until preferred doneness.
  • Allow the steak to rest for 10 minutes, covered with foil, prior to slicing. Very thinly slice steak and then divide between the lettuce wraps. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.

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Notes

Any type of lettuce will work, but I love the softness and pliability of butter lettuce. It can be difficult to find. Romaine and leaf lettuce are great options, as well as large leaves of cabbage.
If you have trouble sourcing grass-fed steak, check out ButcherBox. It's a great way to ensure you're getting the highest quality meats (delivered to your door!), without having to search. I love knowing that they are doing the research for me and the meat I am feeding my family is sustainable and free of hormones and antibiotics.
Mix up the veggies in these wraps! I also love to add thinly sliced peppers and red onion.

Nutrition

Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 1260mg | Potassium: 717mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 7499IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 5mg