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A photo of half a white plate zoomed into 3 open face lettuce wraps with a small bowl of hoisin. 2 chop sticks are on top of the bowl of hoisin.

Healthy Meal-Prepped Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps


These healthy lettuce wraps are one of my favorite ways to enjoy meal-prepped ground beef. This recipe is nutritious, flavorful and so easy!


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 small cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp ginger, grated or minced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, finely diced
  • 1 cup red pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup brown rice, cooked
  • 10 cashews, chopped
  • 6 oz ground beef (1 cup), cooked (can sub for any ground meat or veggie round)
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 4 pieces of romaine lettuce (you can sub for any firm lettuce like butter or iceberg lettuce)


If you do not have any of your ingredients prepped ahead of time, start out by:

  • Cooking your rice according to package directions (rice approx triples when cooked so 1/3 cup would produce 1 cup cooked. I would suggest cooking extra so you have it for meals later in the week!
  • Browning your beef. Add to a hot pan and allow to brown on one side before flipping of mixing. Repeat on the other side. Once browned nicely on the outsides, remove from pan and cook your vegetables. Add beef back at Step 3 as directed in the recipe:))
  • Once cooled, place the other half of the ground beef mixture in an airtight container (separate from the lettuce to prevent it from wilting) to be stored in the fridge for tomorrow’s lunch.

If main ingredients have already been prepped during weekly meal prep start here:

  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat for 1-2 minutes, until hot. Add garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes until slightly browned. Add peppers and cabbage and sauté an additional 3 minutes.
  3. Add rice, cashews, ground beef, soy sauce and hoisin sauce and sauté until heated through.
  4. If preparing this meal for 2, plate 2 pieces of the lettuce on each plate and divide the mixture. If using extra portion for leftovers, plate two pieces of the lettuce, packing the remaining two in an airtight container for tomorrow’s lunch. Dish up half of the mixture onto the plate lettuce and pack remaining mixture for tomorrow’s lunch. Serve and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: Meal Prep, The 321 Method, Quick

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