Sweet & Spicy Meatless Lettuce Wraps

On the weekends, when I have a little more "free" time, I occasionally like to try cooking something new. Despite having a burst of desire for adventure I never want to spend too much time standing in the kitchen. Thus, this weekend I created this simple and quick meal: Sweet & Spicy Meatless Lettuce Wraps.

It should be noted I am a huge fan of lettuce wraps and I normally venture over to Pei Wei to get my fix. If you've read my in augural Meatless Month post, you know I am on a vegetarian journey, so Pei Wei's chicken lettuce wraps are on the "naughty list". Fortunately, during these health conscious times there are tons of meat substitutes to make cooking just about any meal a breeze. Instead of ground meat,I used the bag of Morning Star meatless crumbles I had in my freezer and less than 20 mins later I had spicy and delicious lettuce wraps! If you've never heard of meatless crumbles and you're wondering exactly what they are, check out the Morning Star Farms website where you can find nutrition information as well as recipes! (For those of you with allergies I will let you know it contains soy, wheat, milk and egg ingredients according to the website.)

I decided to share my own easy recipebecause I couldn't pass up the opportunity to memorialize my success :-)!

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Sweet & Spicy Meatless Lettuce Wraps

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Time: About 15 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
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What You'll Need:

1 Bag of Meatless Crumbles

1 tablespoon of low sodium teriyaki sauce

1 teaspoon of olive oil

3 sweet peppers

1 tablespoon of diced onion

3 garlic cloves

1/2 of a jalapeo

1 teaspoon ground red pepper (this makes it pretty spicy)

butter lettuce

The Process:

  • Step 1 Chop the Veggies: I combined the sweet peppers, onions, jalapeo, and garlic in a food processor
  • Step 2 Heat the olive oil in a skillet on medium-low heat and saut the chopped veggies (about 2 minutes)
  • Step 3 Add the meatless crumbles & increase the heat to medium. Continue to cook for about 5 mins.
  • Step 4 Add ground red pepper & teriyaki sauce. Continue to cook (about 5 minutes or until sufficiently warm).
  • Step 5 Serve & enjoy!!

Serving size = 1/4 cup filling per wrap

It's pretty easy to add a little flair to the recipe by making lettuce wrap tacos. Just substitute the teriyaki for your favorite taco seasoning (be careful with the sodium) and adding your favorite taco toppings

or stick with the asian flavor by adding some mushrooms or water chestnuts. The basics suited my fancy, but I would love to hear how you made it your own!

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Posted in Real Estate Post Date 12/02/2015