These easy keto spicy beef lettuce wraps are perfect for a fast weeknight dinner!
Lettuce wraps have been around for a long time and very popular for those on a low carb and/or keto diet. You can truly wrap so many meats up with lettuce and enjoy it as well as the feeling of grasping something low in carbs that isn't bread. You can use lettuce wraps in place of buns for burgers, in place of tortillas for tacos, and even for burritos! When it comes to choosing lettuce, a hearty, strong leaf works best, like Romaine or Butter lettuce which has some flexibility for rolling up.
Tools to Make Beef Lettuce Wraps
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Keto Spicy Beef Lettuce Wraps
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Keto Spicy Beef Lettuce Wraps
Perfect for a fast weeknight dinner or to make in advance for lunch prepping.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 pound ground beef
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 tsp sesame oil toasted
- 2 cloves garlic peeled and finely chopped
- 1 tbsp ginger minced
- 1 red chili pepper deseeded and chopped
- 1 tbsp golden monkfruit sweetener Lakanto
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 tbsp lime juice or ½ lime
- 1 tsp lime zest
- 4 spring onions trimmed and chopped
- 4 Boston lettuce leaves or Romaine separated into leaves, to serve
Heat a large frying pan over high heat and add your olive oil.
Season the ground beef and cook until browned and well done.
Remove from pan and dispose of leftover fats in pan.
Place the toasted sesame oil in the pan and heat over medium heat.
Add the garlic, ginger and chili and cook for 1 minute.
Be careful not to overcook the garlic as it will become bitter.
Add the sweetener and cook for a further minute.
Return the beef to the pan and stir to combine.
Add the fish sauce, lime juice and zest and combine well.
Stir over the heat for another minute and then remove from the heat.
Toss the spring onion greens through at the last minute.
To make the dressing, combine all of the ingredients in a jar and shake well.
Serve spoonfuls of the spicy beef in lettuce cups, topped with a drizzle of dressing and extra chili, if desired.
The beef will keep in a covered container in the fridge for up to one week.
It can also be portioned and frozen.
Net Carbs 4g
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