Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps

Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps
As evidenced in my previous post, I have a new obsession with lettuce wraps and this one definitely tops my list. Why is that? Because it combines another one of my obsessions, Asian food. I love to eat and make Asian food so we usually have some sort of Asian dish at least once a week. Because of this, I am always on the lookout for new and unique meals to add to the rotation. I am so glad I found this one. Sesame Beef Lettuce WrapsThe sesame marinade for the beef was incredible to say the least. I seriously will soak anything in it…pork, chicken, fish, veggies. It is so good! I decided to marinade some chicken along with the chicken for the wraps and the combination of the two in the wraps was really yummy. This is a great, healthy, simple and quick (minus the marinade time) meal to whip up for your family.

Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps
recipe from For the Love of Cooking

Marinade:

2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp sugar
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
Freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1 lb flank steak

Korean Barbecue Dipping Sauce:

2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 tsp sugar
3 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
1/2 tsp sriracha chile sauce (more if you want it spicy)
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp green onion
1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 Tbsp water

Other ingredients:

Butter lettuce leaves
Shredded carrot
Green onion, chopped
Brown rice, cooked per instructions

1. Combine all of the marinade ingredients together in a ziplock bag then mix well. Place the steak into the marinade and mix until the meat is evenly coated. Place in the refrigerator for 1-3 hours.

2. Combine all the sauce ingredients together and mix well. Set aside to let the flavors mingle.

3.Cook the rice per instructions. Once the rice is cooked it’s time to cook the beef.

4. Heat 1/2 tbsp of canola oil in a large skillet  or your outdoor grill over high heat. Once the pan/grill is hot add the beef and cook for about 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned (if cooking in a pan). Remove from heat and put onto a cutting board. Let rest for about 5 minutes then slice thinly against the grain.

5. For serving, place a bit of rice in a lettuce leaf followed by beef, carrots, and green onions. Drizzle a bit of the dipping sauce on top then fold and eat. Make sure you have plenty of napkins on hand because these are messy. Enjoy.

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