Orange Beef Lettuce Wraps

By WKBW Programming

Orange Beef Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients

Lettuce wraps are the rage at Asian restaurants, and our recipe for easy Orange Beef Lettuce Wraps can be on your table for a fraction of the restaurant price, with all the East meets West flavor.

Serves: 3

Cooking Time: 3 min

 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound beef top round steak, cut lengthwise in half then crosswise into 1/8-inch strips
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
  • 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions (green onions)
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce (see Note)

Directions

Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine beef strips and 2 teaspoons cornstarch, toss until evenly coated. Set aside.
     
  2. In a small bowl, combine orange juice, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and remaining 2 teaspoons cornstarch; mix well. Set aside.
     
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add beef strips and cook 1 to 2 minutes, just until beef is no longer pink. Do not overcook.
     
  4. Add orange juice mixture, carrots, scallions, and crushed red pepper. Cook and stir until sauce is thickened, about 1 minute. Spoon beef mixture into lettuce leaves and serve.

 

Preparation Tip

Simply remove the outer leaves from a head of iceberg lettuce, rinse the head under cold running water, core it, then soak it in a large bowl of ice water for a couple hours in the fridge to crisp up enough to hold the beef mixture.