Oriental Express Beef Lettuce Wraps

  • Rating ****

4 servings

A category runner-up winner in the 2001 National Beef Cook-Off.


  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup Asian peanut sauce
  • 1 medium cucumber, seeded, chopped
  • 1/4 cup torn fresh mint leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 12 large Boston lettuce leaves (about 2 heads) or iceberg or romaine lettuce
  • Fresh mint leaves


Brown the ground beef in large a nonstick skillet over medium heat, 8 to 10 minutes, or until the beef is not pink, breaking up into small crumbles. Pour off the drippings. Stir in the hoisin sauce and peanut sauce; heat through.

Just before serving, add the cucumber and torn mint; toss gently. Season with salt and pepper. Serve the beef mixture in lettuce leaves. Garnish with mint leaves.

Recipe reprinted by permission of txbeef.org. All rights reserved.

RecID 8442

nutrition information per serving

360 calories; 13g total fat; 97mg cholesterol; 721mg sodium; 35g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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