I have always been a huge fan of lettuce and cabbage wraps but was surprised to learn that many restauraurant versions are packed with unneccessary sugar. Luckily it isn't too hard to create your own at home and avoid all that added sugar. This version start with ground beef and then uses typical Thai flavors like lime juice and fish sauce. Although fish sauce may be a new ingredient for many, it adds incredible flavor to food despite it's horrible smell so I recommned giving it a try. If not, soy sauce will work just fine. Cilantro and cashews bring everything together but you could definitely add even more freshness with carrots, bean sprouts, or scallions.
Thai Beef Cabbage Wraps
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- 2 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
- 3 U garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup red onion, sliced thin
- 1.33 lb. 95% lean ground beef
- 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 2 tbsp. soy sauce
- 2 tsp. sesame oil
- 2 tsp. fish sauce (substitute soy sauce or coconut aminos)
- 1 tbsp. water
- 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 U green cabbage
- 4 tbsp. cashews, chopped
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add the beef, onion, ginger, and garlic and cook for until beef is browned and cooked through.
Meanwhile, stir together the lime juice, sesame oil, fish sauce (or soy sauce/coconut aminos), water, red pepper flakes, sugar/Stevia if using.
Once the beef is cooked, add the sauce and turn off the heat. Toss with cilantro and cabbage.
Serve in cabbage cups.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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