Vietnamese Beef Lettuce Wraps

I’m excited to tell you that these Vietnamese Beef Lettuce Wraps turned out tasting as good as they look. I think we were all pleasantly surprised with how the flavors came together…even my daughter said the sauce was “so much better than she was expecting.” Hey there, I’ll try not to take offense that you thought my sauce would be bad or something, LOL.

Also, I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again…this recipe made my internal veggie “calculator” go check, check, check! You can never eat too many vegetables, yet I’m always feeling guilty about not buying/serving more than I do. I have to admit though, sometimes all the washing and chopping can get in the way of me realizing that dream.

So I LOVED the awesome feeling I had after serving these beef wraps for dinner, especially since everyone scarfed them down. Even the picky eaters in your family might give this a go since they can pick and choose what they want, although I’d say since the lettuce cup is a requirement, you at least know they’re eating that much green!

Vietnamese Lettuce Wraps on 100 Days of Real Food

This recipe is not complicated, but all the vegetable chopping and washing can take a little time. Here are a couple of time savers I thought about while I was putting everything together:

  • Buy a bag of carrot sticks (already chopped)
  • Buy a pack of already sliced peppers
  • Blend the sauce in advance
  • Boil the noodles in advance
  • Get some helpers to pitch in

Honestly, this could even be fun for a DIY gathering where each person is given a veggie to chop, and then you all gather around to assemble your lettuce cups and eat. What a pretty platter for entertaining!

No matter how you go about it, I hope you enjoy!

Vietnamese Lettuce Wraps on 100 Days of Real Food

Vietnamese Lettuce Wraps on 100 Days of Real Food

Vietnamese Lettuce Wraps

Bring your appetite because these Vietnamese Beef Lettuce Wraps are packed with flavor and tons of veggies!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
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Servings: 4 wraps


For the beef

For the sauce

For the wraps and assembly

  • 1 head lettuce butter or romaine
  • 4 ounces Asian brown rice noodles boiled and drained according to package directions
  • 4 carrots peeled and shredded with a cheese grater
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded, cored, halved, and thinly sliced (can sub 4 small mini sweet peppers)
  • 1/2 cucumber halved crossways and thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions trimmed and sliced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • 1 handful fresh basil
  • 2 handfuls roasted peanuts chopped


For the beef

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the ginger, garlic, and beef together, while stirring occasionally, until the meat is brown and no longer pink. Drain and discard the fat from the pan.
  • Add in the soy sauce, vinegar, and red pepper, and stir to combine. Cook until the sauce thickens, a minute or two, and remove from the heat.

For the sauce

  • Blend together the soy sauce, peanut butter, vinegar, and honey using a countertop or hand immersion blender until smooth. Thin the sauce out with a few drops of water if desired (or after refrigeration).

For the wraps and assembly

  • Arrange the lettuce, noodles, chopped veggies and herbs, and peanuts on a platter for serving. Place the beef in the middle, and the dipping sauce alongside in a small bowl. Assemble as you eat and enjoy!


We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
Use GF tamari/soy sauce and GF brown rice noodles to make this recipe gluten-free.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Vietnamese Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 468 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 1721mg75%
Potassium 969mg28%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 12055IU241%
Vitamin C 52.6mg64%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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5 thoughts on “Vietnamese Beef Lettuce Wraps”

    1. Hi Kristin – We focus on eating whole foods so don’t call attention to individual nutrients, but obviously this can be important to some people for a variety of reasons. We are actually looking at adding nutrition info to recipes in the near future, but I’m sorry we do not have it available just yet. – Jason

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