Two things I’m obsessed with these days: lettuce wraps and flank steak.
(Now, to be fair… I used skirt steak in these lettuce wraps. But only because my store didn’t have flank steak. They’re both awesome in lettuce wraps.)
I love, love, love these lettuce wraps. I made a massive batch and had them for lunch and dinner for 5 days straight and I’m still not tired of them. They’re light despite being made with a massive piece of beef which makes them perfect for this time of year. The sesame oil and seeds add so much flavor without being overpowering and I love the slight zing the rice wine vinegar gives the sauce.
This was another recipe I saved for deployment because I wasn’t sure my husband would love it but I was totally wrong and it will be made when he comes home!
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Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps
adapted from For the Love of Cooking
For the beef:
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound flank steak or skirt steak, cut into thin slices
For the Korean Barbecue Dipping Sauce:
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- 3 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- ½ - 1 teaspoon sriracha chile sauce
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoons chopped green onion
- ½ tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon water
- lettuce, washed and leaves separated
- shredded carrot
- chopped green onion
To prepare the beef:
- Whisk together all marinade ingredients but olive oil and steak. Place the sliced steak into the marinade and mix until the meat is evenly coated. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator. Flank steak can be marinated for up to 3 hours. Skirt steak will only need about 30 minutes.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat. Once the pan is HOT add half of the beef and cook for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from heat and set aside. Continue with the rest of the beef.
To make the dipping sauce:
- Whisk together all ingredients.
- Place beef pieces into a lettuce leaf. Top with shredded carrots and green onions. Drizzle a bit of the dipping sauce on top. Serve the remaining sauce alongside the lettuce wraps.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 388Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 1373mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 40g
I wish I could be obsessed with flank steak but they have it jacked up waaay to high for me to justify the purchase. When I can get my hands on some though, I do love it.
These wraps (skirt steak or otherwise) look tasty and awesome.
Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama says
Love lettuce wraps, we eat them at least once a week. These look so yummy!
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
I love lettuce wraps too. And steak. I mean who doesn’t love meat?
Can’t wait to combine the two. I’ve only had chicken wraps and tofu wraps so bring on the meat!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says
I have lots of beef in my freezer that I am not sure what to do with. Love lettuce wraps, will have to try these for sure!
Ok, now I really, really need flank steak to go on sale so I can stock up! I keep flagging every recipe you post with it. These look awesome!
I don’t think my grocery store has flank steak either, or maybe it was skirt steak I couldn’t find? Either way I always have a hard time finding the exact type of meat called for in a recipe it seems. Either way totally want these.
I absolutely LOVE lettuce wraps. The flavor profile for the beef sounds wonderful!
You know it’s good when you can eat it for 5 days in a row! Pretty sure I could do the same thing!
Pam @ The Meltaways says
These look awesome! I already have enough recipes backed up that I want to make – thanks for making me add another to the list! ;)
We had lettuce wraps for dinner last night. I, too, can’t get enough. I am trying steak the next time, this sounds so good!
Julie @ Table for Two says
this looks so good, i love lettuce wraps! they’re just so darn expensive at the asian restaurants that serve them..and you don’t get nearly as much, nor do they have the sesame beef :)