Lettuce Wraps

Adapted from The Pioneer Woman


1 pound ground beef, veal or chicken

2 tbsp canola oil

1 small onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 inch piece of ginger, minced

1 whole red pepper, diced

1 tin water chestnuts, diced

3/4 tsp red chilli flakes (or to taste)

2 tbsp orange juice

1 tbsp rice vinegar

4 tbsp soya sauce

1 tbsp oyster sauce

1 tbsp peanut chilli or satay sauce (I didn't add this to make it nut-free)

1 tbsp hoisin sauce

1 tsp sesame oil

salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


1 head lettuce (I used Boston lettuce)

Cooked rice


In a small bowl, mix together soya sauce, oyster sauce, peanut chilli sauce, hoisin sauce and sesame oil.

In another small bowl mix together orange juice and rice vinegar.

In a wok heat pan over medium-high heat.  Add oil and allow to heat up.  Add the onion cook for a few minutes.  Once it is translucent add the ginger and garlic and stir fry for 30 seconds or until fragant.  Add the ground meat and brown.  Add the red chilli flakes, red pepper and water chestnuts and stir frequently.  Once the water has evaporated, add the orange juice mixture.  Cook this for approximately 1 minute and then add the soya sauce mixture.  Cook this for about 3 minutes.  Add freshly ground black pepper.  Check seasoning and add any salt if necessary.

Take one leaf of lettuce, add some rice, top with meat mixture, fold and eat!