Spicy Korean Beef Wraps

Crisp lettuce, ground beef and pantry staples make for a fantastic quick family dinner.

Okay- it’s 5:30, you’ve just walked in the door from work and you have to get dinner on the table before the kids go crazy and talk you into ordering pizza. You’ve got a pound of ground beef, some rice and a head of iceberg lettuce and not much else. Here is a recipe for you busy moms and dads, busy students in college or really anyone who puts in a long day and wants a quick, hot dinner.

It’s spicy, filling, quick and yummy.

This dish takes only about 30 minutes to whip up. It’s another recipe I based off something I found on America’s Test Kitchen when I was searching for something to do with a pound of beef. I’ve tweaked the recipe to make it my own and to make it a tad simpler.


Slice a cucumber- throw it in 1/4 cup of sherry vinegar-simple.
Sriracha & Mayo- I know you have this in the fridge

Spicy Korean Beef Wrpas

  • 1.5 lbs (about 720g) Lean ground beef

  • 1 Hot House cucumber, sliced thin

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) Sherry Vinegar

  • 1/4 cup (50g) Mayonnaise

  • 2 TBSP (30ml) Sriracha sauce

  • 3 TBSP (45 ml) Tamari

  • 2 TBSP (20g) Light brown sugar

  • 3 Garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 TBSP (15ml) Sesame oil

  • 1 head lettuce- Iceberg or Bibb- washed with leaves separated

  • 1 cup, (150g) Cooked jasmine rice

Incredible sauce- two ingredients- done.
garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil- add to a pound of ground beef

METHOD 3o minutes, Serves 4

  • In a small bowl, place sliced cucumbers and sherry vinegar together to marinate, set aside.
    Combine Mayo and Sriracha in another small bowl- place in fridge until ready to serve.
    In a small jar mix well the minced garlic, sugar, sesame oil and Tamari.
  • In a medium sized skillet, cook beef until browned and juices have evaporated. Add garlic sauce and cook until warmed through. Add up to 1/4 cup of water if needed to the mixture.
  • To serve:
    Drain vinegar from cucumbers. Spoon rice and beef into lettuce cups, top with cucumbers and drizzle with Mayo/Sriracha sauce.
Yummy drizzle!
Dinner in 30 minutes
Spicy, simple and satisfying!

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