The other day, I had the most amazing steak wrap at a deli while meeting a friend, and in my head, I was already planning how I will recreate this wrap as a lettuce wrap. That weekend we were short of meal ideas and I thought, why not revisit the steak lettuce wrap idea?! And I can’t believe how good these turned out! Everyone loved these and came back for seconds. If your family comes back for seconds on a healthy dish, it’s guaranteed good. So here’s my recipe for steak lettuce wraps, enjoy!
Steak Lettuce Wraps Recipe
- 200 g beef steak fillet, fat trimmed
- 2 bunches iceberg lettuce
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp red chili powder
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp chili sauce
- 1 tsp soya sauce
- 1 tsp sriracha sauce
- Vegetable oil, as needed
For the chili lime sauce
- 1/4 red chili, chopped
- 1 lime, zested and juiced
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- Pinch of sugar
- Wash your lettuce and separate it into sheets
- Cut the steak into thin slices of beef and wash as required
- In a bowl, add your beef strips, salt, red chili powder, lemon juice, chili sauce, soy sauce and sriracha sauce
- Mix it all together to marinate the beef, place in refrigerator for at least 2-4 hours
- Meanwhile, add the chopped red chili, lime, vegetable oil and sugar to a bowl
- Mix it all together to make the sauce
- After your beef has been adequately marinated
- Heat a grill pan on medium-high heat
- Add vegetable oil to coat the pan
- Once hot, add your beef strips to the pan, cover and cook for 10-15 minutes
- Once tender, uncover and cook the strips until it has absorbed all the moisture
- Once cooked, transfer the beef to a plate and allow it to cool for a little bit
- Take 1-2 lettuce sheets and place them on a place to make a sturdy base
- Add your prepared beef filling, about 1 tbsp to the lettuce base
- Drizzle some chili-lime sauce on top
- Fold and enjoy!
Tips for this recipe
- You can prepare your chicken or other kinds of meat the same way if you don’t like beef
- If you like and can handle spice, I’d suggest increasing the quantity of red chili powder for added flavor
- Make sure to taste the beef filling and adjust the salt accordingly
- You can add other fun sauces to your toppings, like thousand island, chipotle, habanero, sweet chili sauce and any other that you like!
- I also suggest adding crunchy vegetables like carrots, cucumbers, scallions and beetroot for added texture!
- Peanuts are also great for that added crunch
- If you want to try the steak as an actual wrap with bread, you can try making it with some gluten-free pita bread
That’s it! Wasn’t that the easiest thing ever?! I’m legitimately looking forward to trying so many more ways I can prepare lettuce wraps. You can honestly use anything as a filling if you’re creative enough. I suggest making one of our hearty protein dishes for dinner and then using the leftovers for wraps the next day. You can do this with meatballs, leftover chicken wings, Mongolian beef or even some leftover salmon.
This Can Be Considered as Paleo Diet
I was recently talking to a friend who has switched to the paleo diet and I wondered how anyone on the diet manages to gain weight because the diet has no bread, pasta, or cookies?! But then, of course, isn’t that one of the upsides of following the diet?!
I then asked her what some of her go-to paleo-esque recipes were, especially for snacks. Since my idea of a snack revolves around a quick peanut butter sandwich or a wrap made with last night’s chicken leftovers, I was looking forward to finding healthier replacements.
One idea that resonated the most with me was lettuce wraps! I mean, you can fill them up with the same delicious fillings, just replace the bread with some crunchy, fresh iceberg lettuce and have a go at it!
If you try this steak lettuce wraps recipe, let me know how it turned out! Also, mention any more creative lettuce wrap ideas that you might have.