Sunday, August 10, 2014

Kickass Carb-Free Chilli Beef Lettuce Wraps

Ok so this is my absolute most favouritest way to cook beef mince!  It's just amazeballs! 

Beside the fact that it's super tasty and easy to make, the best part about it is that it only takes 10 minutes to make!

Carb Free Chilli Beef Lettuce Wraps
We adapted the recipe from Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course.

It's a great dish for a hot summer night, when you want something fresh and light!

This recipe makes a good serving for 2 - 3 people, along with a side of your choice, we usually have ours with a salad or veggies.

What you're gonna need:

Olive oil for frying
400 - 450g lean beef mince
1 tbsp Toasted sesame oil for frying
1 – 2 red chillis – finely chopped
A sprinkle of ground ginger
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped (or 1 heaped teaspoon of crushed garlic)
1 tbsp brown sugar
Zest and juice of 1 lime/lemon
Salt, Black Pepper and "Steak and Chop Spice"
2 little gem lettuce separated into leaves

Sweet and spicy sauce
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp olive oil
1 – 2 tsp durky sauce
1/2 chopped chilli (leave the seeds in for extra heat)
The juice of 1/2 a lime

How you're gonna do it:

Heat a large frying pan and add a little olive oil to warm. Season the mince with salt, pepper and steak and chop spice and mix to ensure the seasoning is evenly distributed.

Fry the mince in the hot pan for five to seven minutes until crisp and brown and broken down to a fine consistency.

Drain the crispy mince in a sieve and set it aside – this will help it stay crispy.

Using the same pan, add a tablespoon of sesame oil, the garlic, ginger, chilli and sugar and fry for about 2 minutes - Don't burn it!

Add the drained mince and stir it up.

Add the lemon juice and zest and heat through. Stir for about thirty seconds. Turn off the heat.

Mix all the dressing ingredients together in a sauce jug and adjust to taste.

To serve, spoon some of the mince mixture into the lettuce leaves, please for the love of all things grown in the earth, wash your lettuce leaves before you use them!! Haha! Drizzle with a little dressing and dig in to the most amazeballs lettuce wraps ever!!

I know a picture is worth a thousand words but pictures seriously don't do this dish justice!!

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