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Orange Beef Lettuce Wraps

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.


8 servings

This is a lighter version of a restaurant favorite. I also recommend trying these wraps with ground chicken or turkey.—Robin Haas, Cranston, Rhode Island
Orange Beef Lettuce Wraps Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha chili sauce
  • WRAPS:
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 8 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced


  1. In a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients.
  2. In a large skillet, cook beef, garlic and ginger over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until meat is no longer pink; crumble beef; drain. Stir in soy sauce, orange juice, sugar, marmalade and pepper flakes. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water; stir into pan. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
  3. To serve, fill lettuce leaves with rice; cover with beef mixture. Top with carrots and green onions; drizzle with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 wrap: 250 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 462mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.

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