Vietnamese Style Beef Lettuce Wraps

May 10, 2021 / By Foodland

Vietnamese Style Beef Lettuce Wraps

In episode 21 of Home Cooking with Foodland, Chef Keoni shares his tips for tender beef wrapped in local Sensei Farms greens and paired with a traditional dipping sauce.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Beef
Servings 4 Servings


  • Vietnamese Style Beef Lettuce Wraps
  • 1 pound thinly sliced beef strips(¼ inch by 1 inch)
  • 2 garlic cloves(minced)
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger(peeled and minced)
  • 1 Hawaiian chili pepper or thai chili(deseeded and chopped, or dry chilies)
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon shoyu
  • 1 lime(cut in half)
  • 1 dash sesame oil
  • 0.25 cup finely sliced mint leaves(or basil)
  • 0.25 cup finely sliced green onions
  • 1 pack of Sensei Farms crystal lettuce(or 1 head of green leaf lettuce, looking for large broad leaves)
  • 1 cup peanuts(chopped)
  • 0.5 cup Cucumber(julienned)
  • 0.25 cup radish(finely sliced)
  • salt & pepper(to taste)
  • Vegetable oil for stir frying
  • Dipping Sauce
  • 0.5 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1 lime(juiced)
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon shoyu
  • 1 small garlic clove(minced)
  • 1 Hawaiian or Thai chili(sliced)


Vietnamese Style Beef Lettuce Wraps
  1. Heat a wok or 10-12 inch saute pan on high heat.
  2. Add a dash of vegetable oil into the pan.
  3. When you see wisps of smoke, add in the beef. Cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add in the garlic and ginger. Cook for 2 more minutes.
  5. Add in the sugar, fish sauce, shoyu, juice of half a lime and sesame oil. Stir.
  6. Add in the basil and green onions, taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  7. To serve, place beef in a bowl and serve with the lettuce, peanuts, cucumber, and radish, remaining lime (cut it into quarters) and dipping sauce. Take a lettuce leaf and layer in the beef and garnish.
Optional: serve sriracha on the side for more heat. Dipping Sauce
  1. Combine the ingredients, taste and adjust to preference.
  2. Serve with the lettuce wraps.
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