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Easy Everyday Pork Lettuce Wraps

Easy Everyday Pork Lettuce Wraps

30 MIN

This is really the only time my boys get excited about lettuce on the menu. These everyday go-to Pork Lettuce Wraps are totally adaptable to whatever vegetables lurk in the crisper drawer, or sub in frozen mixed vegetables in a pinch. This filling is mild and perfect for kids, but you can kick up the heat by adding red chili flakes or sriracha.

  • 5 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 lb ground pork (or sub ground chicken)
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp minced ginger
  • 2 cups assorted finely chopped vegetables (like carrots, bell pepper, celery, water chestnuts, etc.)
  • Butter or Bibb lettuce leaves, rinsed and dried
  • Optional toppings: shredded purple cabbage, cilantro leaves, sriracha

In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, fish sauce, and cornstarch. Then whisk in sesame oil and honey. Set aside.

In a skillet or wok set over medium high heat, brown and crumble ground pork. If pork is extra lean, or you substitute ground chicken, you may need a splash of olive oil.

Add garlic and ginger to the pan and saute for 30 seconds. Then stir in the chopped vegetables and sauce and bring everything to a simmer over medium heat. Continue to cook for 4-5 more minutes, or until the vegetables are crisp-tender and the sauce has reduced and thickened.

Scoop filling into lettuce cups and serve.

Meal Prep Tips

Up to five days in advance: Rinse and dry lettuce leaves. Store in a lidded container or zip-top bag, lined with a paper towel to absorb moisture.

Up to three days in advance: Whisk together the sauce, cover and refrigerate; Finely chop the assorted vegetables, cover and refrigerate.

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