This recipe will have you stir-frying, mixing and wrapping all to create a wonderfully light and succulent dinner.  Have no fear though, you'll still be in and out of the kitchen in under 20 minutes.

Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps
Total Time: 15-17 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes 
Cook: 5-7 minutes

What you'll need
1/2 pound sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch strips 
salt and pepper 
1 tablespoon olive oil 
1/2 red pepper, diced
4 scallions, finely sliced (both green and white parts) 
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 
1 tablespoon fish sauce 
1 tablespoon granulated sugar 
2 cloves garlic, pressed with a garlic press
1 teaspoon chile sauce 
5-6 large butter lettuce leaves

Directions
1. Generously season beef with salt and pepper. 
2. Heat oil in a Wok or skillet over high heat until very hot. 
3. Carefully add the beef and sear until it's lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes total.  Stir in the red peppers.  Continue to cook until peppers are tender and beef is cooked through, about 1 to 2 minutes.  Remove from heat.
4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine beef, peppers and scallions.  Mix well.
5. In a separate small bowl, combine lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, garlic, and chile sauce.  Stir until the sugar dissolves. 
6. Pour sauce over the beef mixture.  Toss well. 
7. Fill each of the lettuce leaves with the beef mixture as desired.  Serve and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from finecooking.com
 


Abbey
03/11/2013 17:10

I love your blog! I made these for dinner tonight and they are awesome! Thanks for the recipes!

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Meriam
08/25/2014 11:09

Hey! I've made your one stuffed peppers recipe and my husband LOVED it !
Was wondering if I could use eye of round, rather than sirloin for this recipe?
Thanks!

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08/25/2014 12:51

Hi Meriam! I'm so glad you enjoyed the stuffed pepper recipe! I personally have not used eye of round for this recipe. I know it's a tougher cut of meat and most commonly used to make roasts, so it probably won't be as tender (and by tender I mean moderately tender) as the sirloin.

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