lettuce wraps
Photo: Johnny Miller

Serves 4


  • 2 tsp. vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • 2-inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1 head Boston or Bibb lettuce, leaves washed and dried
  • ¼ cup salted peanuts, chopped


Total time: 20 minutes

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook until browned, about 10 minutes. Stir in ginger, scallions, garlic, soy sauce, red pepper flakes and hoisin sauce. Cook mixture until warmed through, about 4 minutes, then taste and season, if needed, with salt and black pepper. Remove from heat.

To serve, layer two lettuce leaves per wrap. Scoop a heaping spoonful of beef mixture into each lettuce cup, sprinkle with peanuts, and serve immediately.

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