Tuesday, March 04, 2014

#Tasty Tuesday Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps

Hey y'all! Today I am posting a healthy recipe to share with you and a health and fitness challenge group I am participating in! I first found this recipe 3 or 4 years ago in a book called Cook This Not That. I haven't made it recently, but as we speak (write?!? read?!?) I have the ingredients in the fridge just waiting to be cooked up! I love it because it doesn't taste like you are trying to be healthy! The flavors are so bold and the steak really fills you up! So, without further ado - I give you - Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps!

You'll Need:
12 oz flank, skirt, or sirloin steak
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 Tbsp hot sauce (we like sriracha)
2 Tbsp fish sauce
Juice of lime, plus wedges as garnish
1 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 carrot grated
1 head Bibb lettuce, leaves separated
How to Make It:
*Heat the grill to hot or heat a grill pan over high heat for at least 5 minutes. Season the steak with salt and pepper and toss it onto the grill. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side, until it's firm but yielding to the touch. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
*Combine the hot sauce, fish sauce, and juice of 1 lime in a small saucepan over low heat.
*Slice the steak thinly (if it's flank or skirt steak, be sure to cut across the grain) and drizzle half of the warm sauce over it. Set out the jalapeno and onion slices, cilantro, carrot, and lettuce, along with the lime wedges and sauce. Use the leaves like tortillas to wrap up the steak slices with the other ingredients.
Makes 2 servings
Cost per serving: $4.86
290 calories
8 g fat (3 g saturated)
1,020 mg sodium
Cook This Not That compares this recipe to:
The Cheesecake Factory Thai Lettuce Wraps
Price: $11.95
973 calories
10 g saturated fat
2,110 mg sodium
I hope you enjoy! If you have tried or decide to try this recipe leave me a comment and let me know what you thought! 
Until Then....

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