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Beefless Lettuce Wraps


These delightful lettuce wraps are filled with garlic-ginger flavored plant-based ground beef and mixed vegetables.
  • Serves: 6 to 8
  • Active Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
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Step 1: Making the Sauce

Making the Sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp dry sherry or Shao Hsing rice wine
  • 1 tsp sambal oelek, or to taste


To make the sauce, simply mix the ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.

Step 2: Cooking the Beefless Ground

Cooking the Beefless Ground
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil (or grapeseed)
  • 1 tsp dark sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 4 green onions, minced
  • 1 (13.7-oz) pkg of Gardein Beefless Crumble
  • 3/4 cup dried shiitake mushrooms, rehydrated in water, stems removed and diced
  • 1 cup water chestnuts, diced
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small head iceberg lettuce, leaves removed whole
  • 1 to 2 green onion, sliced on the bias


To start the dish, heat a large, non-stick fry pan or wok over medium heat. Add the oils, followed by the ginger, garlic and green onions. Stir and cook the aromatics for a couple of minutes, taking care not to burn the garlic.

Add the diced shiitake and Beefless Crumble and break up any big clumps. Cook until lightly browned, about 4 to 6 minutes.

Next, add the red pepper and water chestnuts. Let cook for a minute or two. Then add the sauce and toss to evenly coat the ingredients. Let simmer for a few minutes, until the liquid reduces and thickens. Turn the heat to low and keep warm.

To serve the lettuce wraps, scoop a bit of the mixture into a lettuce cup and top with some of the green onions. Serve with additional sambal, if desired.

Chef's Notes

Gardien is one example of a meat alternative. Feel free to use products that you prefer or that are available in your area.


  • Susan P
    Susan P
    This is a great recipe! One of the best things I ever made in my kitchen. My family loved it. My husband eats thirds! If you want people to love your cooking this is a go to recipe!
  • Mavis F
    Mavis F
    Can the beefless crumble be added in frozen form or needs thawing?
  • Lauren L
    Lauren L
    Hi Mavis. You can add it frozen to the pan. It warms up and cooks quickly. Lauren
  • Cory B
    Cory B
    i'm assuming you can substitute other meat alternatives for gardein? (Beyond Meat, Impossible burger, etc.)
  • Eric W Rouxbe Staff
    Eric W
    Hi Cory, Yes, please use the meat alternative of your choice. ~Eric

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