Easy Lettuce Wraps

Easy lettuce wrap recipe with ingredients you already have in your kitchen!

The first time I ever had lettuce wraps was when my roommates took me to P.F. Changs. It was so delicious and crisp. It is now one of my favorite appetizers to get whenever I go to Chinese restaurants. But, I always figured it was super difficult to make, like every other Chinese dish.

Justin is also always begging me for “greasy Chinese food.” But, 1) I don’t want to spend the money and 2) I don’t want the greasy part. And now that it’s getting warmer, I start craving more fresh and crisp foods, like lettuce!

So, after researching numerous recipes, I realized that I could make lettuce wraps very easily and very quickly.  Looking at what ingredients I already had in my kitchen, I came up with this super easy recipe for lettuce wraps. The best part of this entire recipe? It’s only 3 steps!

Easy lettuce wrap recipe with ingredients you already have in your kitchen!

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Easy Lettuce Wraps

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Easy Lettuce Wraps

A very easy 3 step lettuce wrap recipe using ingredients you already have.


  • 1 head of fresh romaine lettuce
  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 1/2 c crushed cashews
  • 3 tbsp Terryaki sauce
  • 3 tbsp soy saue
  • 2 tbsp of sesame seeds
  • dash of red pepper flake
  • dash of ginger
  • dash of garlic powder
  • salt and pepper


  1. Brown the beef in a large pan.
  2. Over medium heat, add in the rest of the ingredients. Mix and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Serve with lettuce and/or warm rice.

Easy lettuce wrap recipe with ingredients you already have in your kitchen! Easy lettuce wrap recipe with ingredients you already have in your kitchen! Easy lettuce wrap recipe with ingredients you already have in your kitchen! Easy lettuce wrap recipe with ingredients you already have in your kitchen!

My favorite part about this recipe was having Rhys involved with it. Rhys loves to help me cook, and I love having him in the kitchen with me. He helped me crush the cashews (with a meat cleaver! hah!). Then, when he saw me start to plate the dish and set it up for photos, he helped place them. Recently, Rhys has begun to love taking pictures. He knows I do it all the time with both my phone and my camera. So, when I grabbed my camera, he grabbed my phone and turned on the camera app.

He copied me as I climbed on the couch and ottoman to take above shots. He bent down to take closeups. Then, he took pictures of each individual part of the meal. He’s actually getting pretty good at taking pictures. I loved having him right there by me, sharing my biggest hobby with me. Here are some of his pictures. Rhys will definitely be my official blogging photographer before too long!

Tayler from The Morrell Tale.com

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

  • Risa Kerslake

    Just pinned this! These look incredible and I love the pictures of your son!!! How cute is that?

    • Thank you so much for the pin! He loves the camera!

  • Lettuce wraps are a staple in my dinner menu! I love making them with ground chicken, but thanks to your recipe here I might try beef. never thought of that! Great pics!

    • I’ll have to switch it up sometime and use chicken!

  • Lindsey Ann

    These look so delicious!!!

  • I love a lettuce wrap! And is your little boy your instagram assistant 🙂 I really liked your direction of this post. It’s not your typical food post at all. Very enjoyable! I’m making these for sure!!!

    • Thank you! My son is definitely a little mini-me!

      • I had a feeling this might of been the case. He’s doing a wonderful job 🙂

  • These pictures are great!! Rhys taking some was so cute too!!

    • Thanks! He’s doing it more and more often.

  • Yum!! I’ll have to make these sometimes. Your pictures look fantastic by the way and I love the ones that Rhys took as well, especially the one of you photographing the food!

    • Thanks, Amberly! I’m glad he got a picture of me, too!

  • Those look yummy! I don’t know that I could get my hubby on board but I wouldn’t mind making them for my lunch at work. Light, yummy, and healthy 🙂

    • More for you, then! 😉

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    YUM! These look so good! We’ve had lettuce wraps a few times a P.F. Changs, but never made them at home. Going to have to give these a shot!
    Loving your little food blogger in the making. 🙂

    • They are a lot easier than it looks!

  • I saw this post on Friday and knew I had to try it. I’m making them tonight! I’ll let you know if they turn out as good as yours look. And these pictures are super. I love how Rhys wanted to help with the pictures. That’s so cute and means he’s watching and admires his mama!

    • Definitely let me know if you like them!

  • These look so delicious!!! I’ll have to make these for lunch one of these days. Love that Rhys helps with the photography–he’s so cute!

    • Yes, make them! Thank you! He loves helping me with blogging stuff!

  • Eeekk!!! Rhys is too precious!!!! I love that he’s enjoying taking pictures! <3

    • Haha! Thanks, Susannah!