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Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

These Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps are a healthy, gluten-free and Paleo-friendly way to enjoy the bold flavor of Korean BBQ! Only 10 ingredients and 15 minutes are needed for this appetizer or light dinner that uses budget-friendly ground beef as a base.

Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Korean
Servings: 12 lettuce wraps
Calories: 307 kcal
Author: Laura Duffy
  • 2 ½  lbs ground beef
  • ½ cup gluten-free soy sauce (or coconut aminos for the Paleo version)
  • 2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 3 Tbsp arrowroot
  • 1 + head of butter lettuce
  • ¼ cup scallions, slivered
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds
  1. In a small mixing bowl, wisk together the soy sauce (or coconut aminos), sesame oil, honey, ginger, and arrowroot.

  2. Heat a pan to medium heat. Add the ground beef and cook until almost browned. Mince the garlic with a knife or garlic press and stir it into the ground beef. Add the sauce and stir well. Turn the heat down to low and let it simmer for about 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens.

  3. While it is cooking, slice the scallions and pull the head of butter lettuce apart into individual leaves.

  4. Remove the beef from the heat and let cool for a few minutes before serving.

  5. Top each lettuce wrap with sliced scallions and sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 604mg26%
Potassium 328mg9%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 470IU9%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.