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Prep Time 10 minutes,

Cook Time 10 minutes

Crispy Beef Lettuce Wraps with Wowee Sauce

A favorite Asian-inspired dish made with lettuce, onions, water chestnuts and more for a crisp, tangy flavor.


1 lb ground beef
1/3 cup sliced green onions
2 T reduced sodium or regular soy sauce
Black pepper, to taste
8 large lettuce leaves (such as bibb, leaf or iceberg)
3/4 cup sliced water chestnuts
3/4 cup shredded carrots

Wowee Sauce
1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple in juice, drained
1/3 cup orange marmalade
2 T reduced sodium or regular soy sauce



Combine sauce ingredients in small bowl. Set aside.

Brown ground beef in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink and internal temperature reaches 160° F on a meat thermometer, breaking up into small crumbles. Pour off drippings, if necessary.

Add green onions and soy sauce; season with pepper, as desired.

Cook and stir for 1 minute.

Evenly spoon beef mixture onto each lettuce leaf.

Top with equal amounts of water chestnuts and carrots.

Spoon some sauce over top.

Wrap lettuce around filling.

Serve with remaining sauce.

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