• Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps

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    Servings: 4-6
    by Nancy Miyasaki
    193 recipes
    This dish combines Korean bulgogi, savory garlicky beef, with rice and kimchi in a lettuce wrap. Fun to eat and great flavors. Our kids love this dish too!


    • 1 pound flank steak
    • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
    • 1 Tbsp sugar
    • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
    • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
    • 1 tsp sesame oil
    • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
    • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
    • 4 cups cooked short grain brown or white rice
    • 1 cup kimchi
    • 16 red leaf lettuce leaves


    1. Slice steak across grain into 1/4 inch slices or thinner. If steak is an inch or more thick, cut slices in half so that the strips are less than 1 inch wide. Cut strips into 3 inch long pieces.
    2. Combine steak, 1/4 cup onions (leave remainder for later), sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and sesame oil in a bowl.
    3. Heat a Wok or large saute pan over high heat. Add 1 Tbsp of vegetable oil, swirling to coat. Add half the steak mixutre, stir fry for 2 minutes or until lightly browned. When done, spoon out into a bowl and repeat the procedure with the remaining 1 Tbsp oil and remaining uncooked steak mixture.
    4. Sprinkle with remaining onions and the toasted sesame seeds.
    5. To eat, spoon approx. 1/4 cup rice, about 2 tablespoons of steak, and 1 tablespoon of kimchi onto each lettuce leaf and roll it up. This can be done in the kitchen or by individuals at the table. Serve immediately!

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    • Beanz

      I have used this meat a number of times and it is always a huge hit. I don't serve it the same way, however. I use it as filling along with coconut rice, hot sauce, and green onion in rice paper wraps. Very tasty! The first time I made it, my husband told me that it was the best thing he'd ever eaten. Thanks for sharing.

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