Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Mayo

These flavorful lettuce wraps have a delicious sweet/soy beef filling topped with fresh carrots, micro greens and a tasty spicy mayo. You can add rice to make them a little more hearty or eat them as is for a refreshing light meal, which is wonderful after the holidays!

Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Mayo
*recipe from The Family Flavor Cookbook by Whitney Ingram

Spicy Mayo Ingredients:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon Sriracha chile sauce
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

In a small bowl, whisk mayo, garlic, Sriracha and sesame oil until combined.

Beef stir-fry ingredients:
2/3 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
3 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 head romaine lettuce leaves torn off core
1 cup cooked rice (optional)
1  shredded carrot
handful of micro green sprouts

Measure soy sauce in liquid measuring cup. Once measured, reserve 2 tablespoons in small bowl. Add the cornstarch to the reserved soy sauce and mix well. Set aside. In medium bowl, whisk together remaining soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil and rice vinegar.

In a large skillet over medium high heat, add ground beef, garlic and salt.  Saute until ground beef is cooked through, about 10 minutes. Stir in soy sauce/brown sugar mixture. Once simmering, add cornstarch mixture and stir until thickened.

To serve, line a romaine leaf with rice (if desired), spoonful of ground beef, sprinkle with carrots and sprouts and drizzle with spicy mayo. Enjoy!

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