Asian Cashew Crunch Lettuce Wrapsgo to recipe
Delicious one-pot meals like these satisfying asian cashew crunch lettuce wraps are super easy, quick, and loaded with bold flavors.
I don’t know if you’ve eaten at P.F. Changes, but these are so much better than their lettuce wraps for many reasons. This recipe uses no artificial ingredients, is vibrant in many ways – in both color and flavor -, easy to make, and super satisfying. Flavors from ginger, coconut aminos. garlic, and honey gives this dish bold flavors that you and your family will love.
Traditional Asian dishes use soy sauce, which is loaded with ingredients I don’t even want to come close to eating (but packs on pleasing savory flavors to any dish added to). Soy sauce is essentially a combination of fermented soy beans (which is a food that is categorized as a top GMO food, therefor something to avoid altogether) and wheat. Most, however, are chemically processed to reduce the cost.
Using organic coconut aminos you will get a wholesome food item made with real ingredients, like organic ginger, organic garlic, and organic cayenne pepper. This kind I use is non-gmo, contains no MSG, free of soy, and vegan. It’s the perfect substitute for soy sauce.
Ground Beef and Pork
- Sesame seeds
- Cook ground beef and ground pork over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add in cashews, raisins, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
- In a separate pot, turn heat to low to make the sauce.
- For the sauce, heat up peanut oil over medium-low heat. Add about ½ cup chopped onions to oil and sauté until onions soften. Add in coconut amino acids, honey, lime juice, peanut butter, and ginger until everything is melted and smooth.
- Let sauce slow-simmer for about 10-15 minutes, stirring on occasion, until sauce thickens a bit.
- Pour sauce into meat mixture and stir together.
- Wash and dry 8 romaine lettuce leaves. Fill each lettuce leaf with about ½ cup meat mixture.
- Top with sesame seeds, chopped cilantro, and/or an extra dash of lime juice. Enjoy!
- Feel free to substitute ground beef or pork with protein of choice. Yummy substitutes could include diced chicken, ground chicken, ground turkey, and ground bison.
- Add a kick to this dish with a dash of cayenne pepper or top with sriracha or wasabi sauce.