Tested till perfect Spicy Beef Lettuce Wraps
Spicy Beef Lettuce Wraps
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Spicy Beef Lettuce Wraps

This travel-friendly meal tastes great cold, but the filling can easily be heated up in the microwave, if you prefer. The acid in the vinaigrette will continue to cook the steak, so don't stir it together until you're ready to eat. To keep the lettuce crisp, wrap it in damp paper towels and refrigerate it in a separate airtight container or plastic bag.

By The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: September 2013

Recipe5 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 25 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 450 g 450gbeef top sirloin grilling steakbeef top sirloin grilling steaks
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspeach salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp 3tbsplime juice
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspcanola oil
  • 2 tsp 2tspchili garlic sauce
  • 1 tsp 1tspgrated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp 1tspliquid honey
  • 1 tsp 1tspsodium-reduced soy sauce
  • 1 tsp 1tspsesame oil
  • 1 1sweet red peppersweet red peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup 1cupjulienned carrot, and cucumber
  • 2 2green oniongreen onions, thinly sliced
  • 12 large 12largelettuce leaves, (leaf, iceberg, romaine or Boston)
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Sprinkle steak with pinch each of the salt and pepper. Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until medium-rare, about 6 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.

Meanwhile, in bowl, whisk together lime juice, canola oil, chili garlic sauce, ginger, honey, soy sauce, sesame oil and remaining salt and pepper. Stir in red pepper, carrot, cucumber and green onions. Divide among four 2-cup airtight containers; top with sliced steak. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

To serve, toss vegetables with steak; wrap in lettuce.

Nutritional Information per serving: about

cal 251 pro 24g total fat 13g sat. fat 3g
carb 10g dietary fibre 2g sugar 5g chol 53mg
sodium 279mg potassium 575mg


calcium 4 iron 21 vit A 84 vit C 82
folate 20
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