Thai beef lettuce cups

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Thai Beef lettuce cups

This is a great little snack or meal if your looking for something low carbs. I’ve packed these lettuce leaves full with nutrition. We’ve got the protein from the beef and the super-green goodness from the broccoli! And it’s super easy and quick to put together!

What you need (serves 4-6 people)

    • 400g of Minced beef
    • 6 Baby gem lettuce leaves
    • 100g of broccoli florets (cut very small)
    • A bunch of spring onions
    • 2 crushed garlic cloves
    • small thumb sized peice of root ginger
    • 1 carrot
    • 1 red chilli
    • 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
    • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoons of lime juice
    • A big handful of coriander leaves


1. First thing we need to do is blanch the broccoli. This is a a chef’s term for half cooking something. It’s just to soften it up a little before we finish it off in the pan/wok. You want to let it boil for just over 1 minute, then drain it and set it too the side for later.

2. Get a pan or a large wok nice and hot with a little bit of oil then throw in all of the vegetables… this will be: Chopped spring onions, 2 crushed garlic cloves, peeled and chopped thumb size piece of ginger, 1 carrot grated into long thin strips and finally the 1 red chopped chilli. Give these a good stir as they fry away in your pan or wok.

3. Now add the beef to your wok/pan. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to break up the beef as it fries down with the vegetables. Fry them all together for around 3-4 minutes or until the beef is nice and brown as crispy.

4. Grab your broccoli from earlier and chuck it into the pan/wok with everything else. Then add the following to the mixture to give it bags of flavour: 1 tablespoon of fish sauce, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce and 1 tablespoon of lime juice. Finally throw in your handful of coriander leaves and give the whole thing a big mix.

5. CGrab your baby gem lettuce and break away 6 nice leaves. Scoop out the mix from the wok right into each leaf to serve!

Healthy, low carb and Yummy!

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