Meatball Lettuce Wraps

  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Persons: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Ingredients
  • 2 Medium carrots (sliced very thin, or 2 cups of pre-cut carrot matchsticks.)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup of rice plus 1 Tbsp of vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1lb ground beef, pork, chicken or turkey
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-2 teaspoon Sriracha chili sauce
  • 1 Leaf Lettuce (leaves separated – for wrapping)
  • Chopped cilantro (or parsley) and green onion (for garnish)
  1. Instructions
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. In a small bowl cover carrots with water, 1/4 cup rice vinegar and sugar and stir to combine. Let stand for at least 30 minutes and up to 3 days (refrigerated). Drain.
  4. For meatballs, in a medium bowl, add ground meat, bread crumbs, egg, soy sauce, fish sauce and hoisin sauce and mix until just combined.
  5. Roll into small balls, about the size of golf balls and transfer to a lined baking sheet. Bake for 16-18 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through.
  6. For Sriracha mayo sauce, in a small bowl combine mayo, remaining 1 tbsp rice vinegar, and sriracha.
  7. To assemble lettuce wraps, place 1-2 meatball inside each piece of lettuce, depending on the size of the leaf.
  8. Top with a few slices of carrot and a drizzle of sriracha mayo.
  9. Garnish with cilantro and green onions.
  10. Enjoy