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Beef Lettuce Wraps


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  • cooking spray
  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 4 tsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 8 Bibb lettuce leaves
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup torn fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup matchstick cut English Cucumber
  • 1/2 cup torn fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp chopped unsalted dry roasted peanuts


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper. Place steak in pan, cook 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from pan; let stand 10 minutes. cut steak diagonally across the grain into think slices.

Step 2

Combine juice, fish sauce, sugar and jalapeno in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Reserve 4 tsp of juice mixture in a small serving bowl. Pour remaining juice mixture in a large bowl, add steak, tossing to coat. Place 1 1/2 oz of beef in center of each lettuce leaf, top each with 2 Tbsp onion, 2 tbsp mint, 1 tbsp cucumber, and 1 tbsp cilantro. Sprinkle evenly with peanuts; roll up. Serve with reserved juice mixture.


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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Water


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup tomato sauce


  1. Mix flour, sugar, salt, milk, and water in a pan, and mix until you form a dough.
  2. In a saucepan, heat a splash of olive oil and add the onion. Cook on medium-high until onion has softened.  
  3. Add the ground beef, and add the salt, water, and tomato sauce. When the meat has browned, remove from heat. 
  4. Dust a flat surface with flour, and roll out the dough into a flat sheet. 
  5. Use a ramekin or cup to cut out circles. 
  6. Add a dollop of beef-tomato mixture to the center of each circle. 
  7. Pinch the dough into a little pocket.
  8. Bake in the oven at 350° F for 15 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!

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