Thai Beef & Wild Rice Lettuce Wraps

Course Side Dish
Servings 8


  • 1 lb extra lean ground beef or chuck
  • 2 tsp dark or toasted sesame oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pkg (1 lb) cole slaw mix
  • 3 green onions, sliced diagonally
  • 1 small red bell pepper thinly julienned
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 4 cups cooked wild rice
  • 3/4 cup Saigon sizzle stir fry sauce or Koren Teriyaki flavor
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup crushed dried chili pepper flakes
  • 8 large lettuce leaves, washed and dried


  • In large skillet, brown beef in oil, season with salt and pepper. Drain; set aside. In large bowl, toss remaining ingredients, except lettuce, with beef. Spoon approx. 1 cup filling on each lettuce leaf; wrap up burrito style. Serve immediately.


Note: Great appetizers - use butter lettuce leaves in place of large leaves. Roll and secure each with a toothpick. Yield: 24-32 appetizers.
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