Vegan Beyond Meat Thai Lettuce Wraps are a great recipe when you are looking for something healthy or are trying to “eat clean”.  They are simple to make, scrumptious, and packed with flavor.  I like how customizable they are because you can add any toppings of your choosing when creating your lettuce wraps.  If you are unfamiliar with lettuce wraps, think of them as a taco but with a lettuce leaf instead of a tortilla or taco shell.

The recipe can be found here.

Start by preparing the Beyond Meat.  I personally like to use Beyond Meat in a lot of recipes and think it fits well with the flavors in this recipe.  It also makes this recipe vegan if you follow a vegan lifestyle.  If you don’t, feel free to substitute the Beyond Meat with ground chicken, ground turkey, or ground beef.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the Beyond Meat, onion, and garlic.  Cook for about 7-8 minutes or until completely cooked through, breaking apart the meat as it cooks

Add the red pepper flakes and stir to combine.

Add the fresh ginger and stir to combine.

Add the hoisin sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame seeds, and about 90% of the chopped green onions (you want to save some for topping).  Stir to combine and continue to heat for about 5 minutes.  If you are unfamiliar with hoisin sauce, it’s like Chinese BBQ sauce and have a very savory yet sweet flavor.  That’s where a lot of the flavor in these lettuce wraps comes from.

Now you are ready to assemble.  Lay out the bib lettuce on a plate and scoop the Beyond Meat mixture into each lettuce “cup”.  Sprinkle with additional sesame seeds and chopped green onion.  Serve immediately and enjoy!

The recipe can be found here.

Alternately, you could put the lettuce, Beyond Meat mixture, and any toppings of your choosing (think matchstick carrots, julienned peppers, snap peas, rice noodles, etc.) on the table and let everyone assemble their own lettuce wraps using whatever fixings they want.  Could be fun for a party or to get the kids involved in healthy meals.

Happy Cooking!

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