Pork Lettuce Wraps

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PREP TIME

12 min

TOTAL TIME

30 min

Makes

4 Servings

Pork Lettuce Wraps

These pork lettuce wraps replace tortillas and bread with crunchy juicy iceberg lettuce, making them a light but filling dinner the kids will love.


Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup white onion , chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrot , finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp ginger , chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic , chopped
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 227 mL can water chestnuts
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Asian chili sauce
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup green onions , chopped (about 2)
  • 1 small head iceberg lettuce , separated into leaves

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium- high heat. Add onions and carrots; saute for 3 minutes or until they begin to soften. Add ginger and garlic. Saute for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Turn heat to high, add pork and drained chipped water chestnuts; cook, stirring, for 4 minutes or until pork is cooked through.
  • Whisk together fish sauce, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, Asian chili sauce and cornstarch, and add to pan, stirring to coat pork. Cook for 1 minute or until sauce has come to a boil and juices in pan are slightly thickened. Sprinkle with green onions.
  • Serve pork on a platter for each person to spoon into lettuce leaves – or small whole wheat tortillas, if that would please kids more.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 350,
  • Protein
  • 24 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15 g,
  • Fat
  • 22 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 1150 mg.

Tip:

Watching your family’s salt intake? Omit the fish sauce to save 697 mg sodium per serving.