This blog is going to be pretty short and sweet. American Idol comes on soon, and you all know how that takes over my life. BUT, I did want to share this recipe with you. I adapted it from a recipe I'd seen in Cooking Light. It turned out really good, even though Ryan opted to not eat his in the lettuce. (He's changed...just not THAT much.)
Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps
1 lb ground sirloin (sub for turkey if you’d rather)
3 cloves minced garlic
1/2 an onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, julienned
1/2 cup cucumber, chopped
1/2 cup matchstick or julienned carrots
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tsp low sodium soy sauce
2 tsp sugar
A 1 inch strip of Sriracha, or to taste
8-10 leaves of Boston lettuce
In a large pan, heat a bit of olive oil, add onions and garlic. Once translucent, add meat. Cook through. Add in red pepper and cucumber. Cook for 5-7 minutes until slightly wilted.
In the meantime, whisk together lime juice, soy sauce, sugar and Sriracha until sugar is dissolved and set aside.
Add carrots and toss in sauce.
This made about 8 lettuce wraps (or tortilla wraps for Ryan) of filling and calculated out to about 3 Weight Watchers Points per wrap! I will definitely be making this again.