Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger
Print
Total:
42 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
12 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Nutrition Info

Healthy
Total:
42 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
12 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Nutrition Info

Healthy

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoons bottled chili-garlic sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sherry or Chinese cooking wine
  • 8 ounces extra-firm tofu
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced ginger
  • 4 scallions, greens trimmed and reserved, thinly sliced (about 1/3 cup each greens and whites - 3/4-ounce each)
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90 percent or leaner)
  • 1/2 cup finely diced water chestnuts
  • 1 large head Bibb lettuce, outer leaves discarded, leaves separated
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

In a bowl, whisk together chili-garlic sauce, sesame oil, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, vinegar and sherry.

Slice the tofu into 1/2-inch thick slabs and lay the slices on top of paper towels. Use more paper towels to firmly pat the tofu in order to remove as much water as possible. This should take about 2 minutes and use about 3 paper towels. Finely mince dried tofu and set aside.

Heat the oil in a wok or extra-large skillet over medium heat. Add the ginger and scallion whites and cook until scallion whites are translucent and ginger is fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add ground beef and tofu and cook, stirring, until beef is opaque and just cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add reserved sauce. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring, an additional 3 to 4 minutes. Add water chestnuts and stir to incorporate.

Fill each lettuce leaf with the filling. Serve garnished with scallion greens, red peppers and peanuts.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Mascarpone Amaretti Cup

Recipe courtesy of Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos

Three Cup Chicken with Garlic Spinach

Recipe courtesy of Ching-He Huang

Butter Lettuce Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Double Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Brooklyn Decker

Mini Spinach Quiches in Crispy Prosciutto Cups

Recipe courtesy of Nadia G

Jalapeno Bison Burger with Lettuce Bun

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen

Chocolate Mousse served in Edible Chocolate Dessert Cups with Raspberry Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Chloe Coscarelli

On TV

Trending Videos

Brunch Bonanza

So Much Pretty Food Here