Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 tablespoons bottled chili-garlic sauce

  2. 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

  3. 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

  4. 1/4 cup hoisin sauce

  5. 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  6. 2 tablespoons sherry or Chinese cooking wine

  7. 8 ounces extra-firm tofu

  8. 2 teaspoons canola oil

  9. 2 tablespoons fresh minced ginger

  10. 4 scallions , greens trimmed and reserved, thinly sliced (about 1/3 cup each greens and whites - 3/4-ounce each)

  11. 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90 percent or leaner)

  12. 1/2 cup finely diced water chestnuts

  13. 1 large head Bibb lettuce , outer leaves discarded, leaves separated

  14. 1 red bell pepper , finely diced

  15. 1/4 cup chopped peanuts

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a bowl, whisk together chili-garlic sauce, sesame oil , soy sauce, hoisin sauce, vinegar and sherry.

  2. Slice the tofu into 1/2-inch thick slabs and lay the slices on top of paper towels. Use more paper towels to firmly pat the tofu in order to remove as much water as possible. This should take about 2 minutes and use about 3 paper towels. Finely mince dried tofu and set aside.

  3. Heat the oil in a wok or extra-large skillet over medium heat. Add the ginger and scallion whites and cook until scallion whites are translucent and ginger is fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add ground beef and tofu and cook, stirring, until beef is opaque and just cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add reserved sauce. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring, an additional 3 to 4 minutes. Add water chestnuts and stir to incorporate.

  4. Fill each lettuce leaf with the filling. Serve garnished with scallion greens, red peppers and peanuts (serving size: 2/3 cup filling and 2 large or 4 small lettuce leaves )

  5. Calories 260; Total Fat 13 g; (Sat Fat 1.5 g, Mono Fat 5 g, Poly Fat 3.5 g) ; Protein 16 g; Carb 19 g; Fiber 5 g; Cholesterol 15 mg; Sodium 630 mg Excellent source of: Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin K, Iron, Manganese Good source of: Fiber, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc Tags: Healthy, Diabetic, High Fiber, Low Carbohydrate, Low Cholesterol, Dairy Free


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