Thai Beef Wraps

The combination of spicy meat and cool crisp vegetables is typical of Thai recipes. For a quick dinner with those tantalizing elements, wrap a peppery ginger and ground beef mixture with sliced cucumber in lettuce leaves.

Thai Beef Wraps
Servings: 4 Prep 15 mins Cook 11 mins


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 3 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 12 Boston lettuce leaves, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch mint, leaves picked, rinsed and dried
  • 1 bunch cilantro, leaves picked, rinsed and dried
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Make It

1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Crumble in beef and cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until no longer pink.

2. Add sweet pepper, scallion, ginger, garlic, pepper flakes and sugar. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off heat; stir in the soy sauce and sesame oil.

3. To serve, put lettuce, cucumber, mint and cilantro on a platter. Place 1/4 cup beef mixture in a piece of lettuce, top with some cucumber, mint and cilantro. Squeeze some lime on top and roll up.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 252, Fat, total (g): 11, chol. (mg): 70, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 11, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 28, sodium (mg): 545, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.