Beef Lettuce Wraps

Beef Lettuce Wraps

 

I’ll start out by saying life is grand these days : ).  Cia brings a little more joy to my life everyday!  It’s such a wonderful feeling.  As we have started to form a routine I find myself still learning to balance my time.  It seems like the days disappear too fast.  And to think I used to feel like I had more than enough time to get things accomplished.  So dinner happens, but most meals aren’t worth posting due to their simplicity and somewhat lack of creativity.  As I get more efficient with my new motherly duties I hope to increase the posts.

As we were planning out a few meals for the week Josh requested lettuce wraps.  We had half pound of top sirloin in the freezer and it sounded like an easy and delicious idea.  I didn’t go all out for this meal like I used to with my lettuce wraps.  Instead I made a Thai inspired marinade for the sirloin and also included brown rice and bean sprouts in the dish.   I took advantage of my time during one of Cia’s many naps and prepped everything in advance so all I had to do was the cook the sirloin and bean sprouts when it came time for dinner.

 

Beef Lettuce Wraps

Beef Lettuce Wraps

Yum

 

Beef Lettuce Wraps

  • 1/2 lb top sirloin
  • head butter lettuce, leaves separated, washed, and dried
  • brown rice, cooked
  • bean sprouts
  • s&p
  • dried ginger
  • rice wine vinegar
  • grapeseed oil
  • tamari
  • green onion, chopped
  • lime
  1. Slice top sirloin into thin strips.  Season with s&p.
  2. Make marinade.  Per usual I didn’t measure anything but here are approximates: 1-2 tablespoons each rice wine vinegar, tamari, and oil, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, juice of 1/4-1/2 lime, and 4 green onions chopped.
  3. Mix meat and marinade.  Place in fridge and allow to marinate for a few hours before dinner.
  4. When it’s time for dinner: heat up a skillet and add meat along with the marinade.  Since it’s sliced thin it will cook quickly, in just a few minutes.  Remove from pan.
  5. Add bean sprouts along with some fresh lime juice.  Cook until just starting to soften, 3-5 minutes depending on how hot the pan is.
  6. Serve lettuce with brown rice, sirloin, and bean sprouts.

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