Gochujang Beef Lettuce Cups
Gochujang Beef Lettuce Cups are a quick weeknight dinner, an easy prep ahead lunch, or double up for a good freezer friendly batch cooking recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1/4 cup honey (or sweetener of choice)
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp minced ginger
- 2 tbsp gochujang paste
- 1/4 cup water (add a bit more if the paste doesn't break down)
- 1 head iceberg lettuce
- 1 cup julienned carrots
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
In a hot pan, cook the ground beef until no longer pink. Drain any excess fat.
Add the garlic, ginger, gochujang paste, water, sesame oil, soy sauce, and honey. Let simmer on medium heat until the paste is melted and incorporated. Allow the water to evaporate ( I don't like dripping lettuce cups!)
Add the carrots and allow them to just soften, no more than a minute and remove pan from heat.
Fill lettuce cups, garnish with sesame seeds, and enjoy!
For lunch box prep, divide the meat mixture among the 3-4 containers you want to use. Or, portion into freezer zip bags, squeeze the air out, label, and store for up to 4 months.