Laura's Lean Beef Larb Wraps
Light and bright food is my favorite food for summer time. #ad I love packing dishes with fresh herbs and citrus. That being said, I also don't want to feel unsatisfied munching on a lone carrot stick. That is why I love making dishes that are satisfying but also nutritious. So much of eating good food also means eating QUALITY food. That is why I continue to buy Laura's Lean Ground Beef over the competitors' every time. Laura's Lean beef was raised without antibiotics or hormones and are vegetarian fed. They meet the strict USDA standards for truly lean beef without ever compromising the flavors you expect from ground beef. Whether your auto ship game is on point or you snatch it up at local grocery stores, Laura's Lean is the superior choice for lean, natural beef.
Today I have used it in a Thai inspired Beef Larb Lettuce Wrap. It is fresh, satisfying and the perfect meal for summer time!
For the Beef:
1 lbs Laura's Lean Ground Beef
1/4 cup fish sauce
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup toasted rice powder
5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 small shallot, finely chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1 Thai Chile, finely chopped
1 tbsp vegetable oil handful of chopped mint and cilantro
1. In a large pan, heat up the oil and add the chopped garlic and shallot. Cook on medium low heat for 5-6 minutes.
2. Add the sugar, and cook for another 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
3. Add the beef and turn the heat up high. Cook until browned for 3-5 minutes.
4. Add the fish sauce, toasted rice powder and Chile and cook, allowing the extra liquid to cook off.
5. When the heat is off and you are ready to serve, toss the chopped herbs into the beef and stir.
For the Dipping Sauce:
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp white sugar
1 tbsp warm water
1/2 Thai Chile, seeded and very finely chopped
1. Stir the sugar into the warm water until it is dissolved.
2. Add the water/sugar mixture to a bowl with lime juice and fish sauce, and whisk together until well blended.
Butter or Bib Lettuce as a serving vessel
cooked vermicelli noodles
thinly sliced red onion
extra herbs (cilantro, basil, mint)
1. Take a few pieces of lettuce, and stack them on top of each other to form the lettuce wrap.
2. Add the cooked beef.
3. All other elements are optional, but great add ons! :)
4. Roll up and dip in the sauce before each bite.