Beef Lettuce Wraps with Fried Rice ($10 Meal)

aisan Lettice wraps w/ fried rice

Don’t you just love lettuce wraps?
You can eat a plethora of them and not feel guilty or feel like you need to go purge.
I honestly don’t remember the first place I had them, put I remember the coolness of the crispy lettuce against the piping hot filling. It was pure heaven. And very low in carbs. Yeah, I could probably live on lettuce wraps for the rest of my life. And the fact that this meal serves a family of four for $10 means my grocery bill would be pretty cheap for dinner for the remainder of my years. However, I am sure my offspring might object on the lettuce wraps for the rest of their lives.

This is another easy and family friendly meal I created for Sweetbay Supermarket’s $10 meal Challenge. Do you think you have a great $10 meal that feeds a family of 4? You can click here to submit your recipe!!!


Beef Lettuce Wraps with Fried Rice
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Recipe type: main,dinner,appetizer
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Serves: 4
 
Beef Lettuce wraps served with fried rice for $10
Ingredients
  • 1½ teaspoon oil, divided
  • 8 oz. portobello mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (1 oz.) package Mongolian Beef Seasoning Mix
  • ¼ cup carrot (1/2 large carrot), chopped
  • 1 head Boston bibb lettuce
  • 2 scallions, chopped, divided
  • ½ cup crispy chow mein noodles (wide style)
  • 1 cup Hannaford white rice, cooked to package directions
  • ¾ cup Hannaford Frozen Peas and Carrots (from 16 oz. package), thawed
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 3 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix the Mongolian Beef Seasoning and ¼ cup water together in a small bowl and
  2. set aside.
  3. Over medium heat, add ½ teaspoon oil to a medium skillet
  4. Add the mushrooms and carrots and cook for 3 minutes. Remove and set aside
  5. In the same skillet, cook for meat until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain
  6. Place the meat back into the skillet and add the mushrooms, carrots and Mongolian beef seasoning. Stir to incorporate and cook until heated through.
  7. Separate the lettuce into 8 “cups”.
  8. Divide the filling into each cup. About ⅓ cup per piece of lettuce.
  9. Sprinkle with 1 scallions and crispy chow mein noodles.
Rice Preparation
  1. In a medium skillet, over medium heat add 1 teaspoon oil.
  2. Add the thawed peas and carrots and cook for about 3-5 minutes or until carrots are softened
  3. Add the eggs and quickly stir until cooked.
  4. Add the cooked rice and stir to combine.
  5. Stir in the soy sauce and 1 scallion.
  6. Season to your liking with salt and pepper
Notes
*Price estimate does not include pantry staples you may likely already have. Prices are also adjusted for quantity; for example if a recipe calls for half an onion, we include the cost of that quantity.* Recipe Created for Sweetbay Supermarket by Leslie Green – The Hungry Housewife. Photo by Leslie Green – The Hungry Housewife

 

Comments

  1. 1

    This looks absolutely delicious! Love Boston lettuce.
    Unfortunately in DC, this would cost at least twice as much, but still a great option!!

  2. 2

    These look FABULOUS!!!

    I adore lettuce wraps. These sound delicious!

  3. 3

    I don’t have a SweetBay store near me, and I have never seen “Mongolian Beef Seasoning Mix”. What could you suggest for a substitute?

  4. 5

    Great recipe (and picture too)! Love lettuce wraps.

  5. 6

    I love lettuce wraps of any kind! This one looks so tasty and easy!