One-Pan Ginger Beef Lettuce Wraps
With Zucchini, Gochujang Sauce & Pickled Carrots
“Hot beef, cold lettuce, can’t lose!” That’s what we think the rallying cry should’ve been on that high school football drama. This winning combo takes a page from the Korean barbecue playbook. Here, we cook ground beef and zucchini in a savory sauce that gets sweet heat from gochujang, a Korean chili paste. Crisp romaine leaves cradle the gingery beef filling along with tangy pickled carrots. This is definitely a meal that’ll have you cheering for the home (cooking) team!
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White Wine Vinegar
(Contains Soy, Wheat)
(Contains Soy, Wheat)
Not included in your delivery
• Wash and dry produce. • Halve, peel, and finely dice half the onion (whole onion for 4 servings). Trim and dice zucchini into ¼-inch pieces. Peel and mince or grate half the ginger (all for 4). Quarter lemon. Trim and discard root end from lettuce; separate leaves.
• In a medium microwave-safe bowl, toss carrots with vinegar, 1 tsp sugar (2 tsp for 4 servings), and a pinch of salt and pepper. Microwave for 1 minute. Set aside, tossing occasionally.
• Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add onion; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and lightly browned, 5-8 minutes. • Add another drizzle of oil, zucchini, garlic powder, and ½ tsp salt (¾ tsp for 4 servings). Cook, stirring occasionally, until zucchini is slightly softened, 3-5 minutes. • Add beef* and ginger; season with pepper. Cook, breaking up meat into pieces, until browned, 3-4 minutes. TIP: If there’s excess grease in your pan, carefully pour it out. • Stir in gochujang, hoisin, and ¼ cup water. Cook, stirring, until beef is saucy and cooked through, 2-3 minutes. • Remove from heat. Stir in juice from half the lemon; season with salt and pepper to taste.
• Divide lettuce between plates; fill with beef mixture. Garnish with pickled carrots (draining first). Serve with remaining lemon wedges on the side. TIP: Alternatively, serve beef mixture, carrots, and lettuce in separate bowls and let everyone assemble their own wraps!