Last night I was needing a quick and easy dinner that used a pound of ground beef and decided to try out this recipe because EVERYTHING that I've made from Taste of Home is a hit. I had pretty much everything on hand (I did have to stop in for sesame oil) and when the meat was done I realized that in a random stroke of luck I had recreated one of my VERY FAVORITE meals EVER!
A few months ago the country club started serving these AMAZING Thai Chicken lettuce wraps. It was love at first taste. Ground chicken in this incredibly tasty sauce wrapped in crisp bibb lettuce. While the meat was simmering I tasted it and was absolutely giddy that it was pretty much the exact flavors in my beloved chicken wraps from the club. I quickly called Dave and asked him to grab some lettuce on his way home and my new favorite easy dinner was born.
Here's what you'll need...
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- rice (I used brown)
- bibb lettuce
Step 1 - Brown the ground beef with the sesame oil and garlic. Drain.
Step 2 - Throw in the brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, salt and pepper. Stir. Simmer.
(I simmered for about 20 minutes and most of the liquid had reduced down. It was perfection)
And you're done. Seriously.
I served mine with bibb lettuce and brown rice to make lettuce wraps and they were AMAZING!!!
The original recipe calls for red pepper and green onion, but since I was serving these to my kids I left those out and I thought it was perfect. If you like more spice you can try adding them in.
So those are my pretty pictures I snapped outside and this is what actually went down at the table...
For the kids I actually just mixed the rice and beef together and tore up the lettuce and mixed it in.
Y'all. Make these tonight. And then make them the next night again because you won't have any leftovers. Can't wait to hear what y'all think!!!
Happy Thursday, Friends!