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Beef Lettuce Wraps


Beef Lettuce Wraps
1 pound ground lean beef
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 onion, peeled and chopped
1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and minced
2 scallions, chopped
8 ounces canned sliced water chestnuts, draned and chopped
8 - 12 leaves iceberg lettuce
2 scallions, chopped
Make a sauce with: 1 Tablespoon soy sauce, 1/4 cup hoisin sauce, and 2 teaspoons sesame oil, mixed
1. Mix ground beef, soy sauce, cornstarch, and sugar, and set aside.
2. Heat wok or fry pan, add beef mixture, and stir-fry until no longer pink, then remove from the pan with a slotted spoon draining and discarding any excess fat.
3. Put one tablespoon fat back into the wok or fry-pan, stir in the onions and cook until translucent. Then add ginger, garlic, and the scallions, and stir them a few times before adding the water chestnuts, beef, and the sauce mixture. Stir this for two minutes.
4 Put some of the beef mixture on each lettuce leaf one per person), wrap, and serve.

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