Since starting weight watchers, we’ve eliminated a lot of carbs from our diet. I don’t think I really realized just quite how many carbs we were consuming. Oh I’ve always known I was a carb lover and don’t get me wrong, I don’t think there is anything “wrong” with carbs but like most things in life… its all about moderation! This was one of the first carb-less meals I created that hubby loved. We’ve eaten them almost every week! They’re really quick & easy to throw together and I love it that I can get some veggies in that hubby wouldn’t normally eat (the bell peppers)! I’ve tried the recipe with beef & turkey and they’re both good, although I use turkey more than I do beef. But even ground chicken or pork would work perfectly well!
We usually have these served up with some egg drop soup (made with egg substitute cause eggs make me sick!) or wonton soup. Its a quick, easy delicious meal. The leftovers are also fabulous for lunch!
Asian Lettuce Wraps
3/4 lb lean ground meat (beef, turkey, chicken)
4 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 tsp srirachi sauce
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp ground ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, finely diced
1 green bell pepper, finely diced
1/2 cup onion, finely diced
3 oz mushrooms, diced
butter lettuce leaves, washed & dried
In a medium skillet over high heat, brown the ground beef, stirring often and reducing the heat to medium when thoroughly browned. Add diced onions & bell peppers. Stir frequently until softened. Add the garlic, soy sauce, srirachi sauce, ginger, and white pepper. Stir occassionally adding mushrooms. Cook a few more minutes until mushrooms are softened. Remove from heat. Serve hot in lettuce leaves.