Monday, March 31, 2014

Korean BBQ Beef Lettuce Wraps

Wow-zas we got 5" of snow this morning.
What the heck?
Where did Spring go?
I know I said a billion times I am so over winter.
My poor flowers are all covered in snow.
I saw this recipe on another blog and fell in love.
It was so dang good.
I have been on an Asian food kick lately.
I love creating new recipes at home.  
You should definitely give this a try.
Happy Monday!

2 pounds sirlion steak, sliced thinly
2 heads boston or butter lettuce, leaves separated, washed and dried
4 cups steamed rice
3 cups  Korean slaw

For The Marinade :
1 large pear, cored and chopped 
1 small onion, chopped
4 cloves of minced garlic
1 tablespoon of minced ginger
1 chopped green onion
4 tablespoons of soy sauce
3 tablespoons brown sugar
a pinch of ground black pepper
2 teaspoons of toasted sesame oil
3 tablespoons hot pepper paste, optional 

For The Slaw:
1 small head cabbage, shredded into thin strips or bag of shredded cabbage for coleslaw
1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage 
1 sweet onion, thinly sliced
4 or 5 scallions, chopped
1 carrot, julienned 
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste

To marinate the steak:
Add all of the marinade ingredients into the bowl of a food processor and puree until it becomes the consistency of apple sauce. 
Place the sliced beef in a bowl and pour marinade over beef. 
Toss making sure all the beef is coated. 
Pour into a zip lock bag and marinate at least 30 minutes to no more than 6 hours.

To make the slaw:
Mix all of the dressing ingredients together.
In a large bowl place the cabbage, onions and scallions. 
Pour the dressing over the cabbage and mix to combine
You can eat the Korean coleslaw immediately or wait a few hours for the flavors to develop more.

For the assembly:
Skewer the marinated beef slices and grill about 4 minutes on each side or pan fry until no longer pink.
In the lettuce cups, add rice, beef then slaw wrap up and enjoy!

 *adapted from Use Real Butter


  1. These look so amazing! I am so into Lettuce Wraps right now. I even created a Pinterest board for more recipes. Guess where your recipe is going. I also just discovered Korean Beef, I can not wait to try them together. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This looks deeeelicious Rina! Yum!

  3. These are so beautiful and I bet they taste amazing too. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  4. This looks incredible! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!