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Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps

Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps

I am having a proud mother moment. My daughter wanted to make dinner for the family so she thought about it for a while and decided to make steak lettuce wraps. We found a recipe online at Under the High Chair that looked perfect. She made the marinade first followed by the dipping sauce. Once the rice was cooked she then carefully cooked the beef – all by herself! The lettuce wraps were VERY tasty and so much fun to eat. Be warned – they are REALLY MESSY! The whole family loved her dinner and we gobbled up every last bite. I don’t know who was more proud – my daughter or me.

How to Make Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps:


Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Under the High Chair


  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • Freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb flank steak, cut against the grain into thin slices

Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps

Combine all of the marinade ingredients together in a bowl then mix well. Slice the steak, against the grain, into thin strips. Place the steak into the marinade and mix until the meat is evenly coated. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 1-3 hours.

Korean Barbecue Dipping Sauce:

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sriracha chile sauce (more if you want it spicy)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp green onion
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp water

Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps

Combine all ingredients together and mix well. Set aside to let the flavors mingle.

Other ingredients:

  • Butter lettuce leaves
  • Shredded carrot
  • Green onion, chopped
  • Brown rice, cooked per instructions

Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps

Cook the rice per instructions. Once the rice is cooked it’s time to cook the beef.

Heat 1/2 tbsp of canola oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat. Once the pan is HOT add half of the beef and cook for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from heat and put into a serving dish. Coat the skillet with another 1/2 tbsp of canola oil and add the remaining beef once the pan is HOT again. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned.

For serving, place a bit of rice in a lettuce leaf followed by beef, carrots, and green onions. Drizzle a bit of the dipping sauce on top then fold and eat. Make sure you have plenty of napkins on hand because these are messy. Enjoy.

Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps


Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net



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  1. Are you serious? That is awesome! You should be very proud. What a girl. I'm impressed! Her meal sounds and looks delicious.

  2. Aimée from Under The High Chair/Simple Bites has quite a range of interesting and creative recipes. Each time we buy beef, we always marinate, so much flavours, great on rice. We usually add a tsp of cornstarch for tenderness, an Asian trick!

  3. Wow you should be proud of your daughter if she can cook that. You will soon be able to lay back and put your feet up LOL Diane

  4. What a great accomplishment – she made a fantastic meal!!!! You have done good!!!

    Alos looks fantastic – something I would like to recreate!!

  5. two thumbs UP! You've done a great job of teaching her! And she did a wnderful job of following those instructions!

  6. And this is why your children are such adventurous eaters- you let them cook! And your daughter even got to wear that cute pink apron…I'm jealous! 😉

    Kim in MD

  7. What a fantastic job your daughter did! Not only should you be proud, but she should be proud of the accomplishment too! Some adults can't (or won't) cook something as lovely as that!

  8. Aww your little girl is so cute!! She is going to be just like you in the kitchen. Her meal looks delicious!

  9. I didn't see a mention of your daughter's age, but she looks quite young. I hope she reads all these comments so that she knows how all we strangers congratulate her.

  10. Lettuce wraps are one of the best foods ever. And using beef instead of chicken is such a good idea! 🙂


  11. What a proud night, indeed! How wonderful that she's cooking at such an early age! (Mine can all cook, but not for all of us. That would drive any sane person to drink.)

  12. Awww, I love that she wanted to make dinner and then proceeded to do it all by herself! Hooray! These sound and look delicious.

  13. Those sound good. One of the main things I miss about Norm being in assistant living is cooking for him since he is not a fussy eater. It's hard to cook for one.

  14. God Bless her, she looks so serious. The recipe looks terrific and I hope I can do half as well as your daughter. Like mom, like daughter but did you start as young.

  15. Wow such a wonderful daughter, you sure must be a proud mama. The recipe looks terrific. Great job…. to your daughter.

  16. It looks like your daughter did a great job! I bet she was proud of herself, she should be.

  17. This is so impressive 🙂 The only reason I am who I am today is because of my Mom letting me in on the cooking everyday. Those lettuce wraps look like quite the accomplishment!

  18. What, she couldn't take her own pictures too? (ha ha, just kidding)

    I have to save the dipping sauce, that will go with so many things! You should be proud of your kiddo, she did well.

  19. Just made this recipe and it was amazing!!!! It's going on our favorites rotation. We subbed quinoa for the rice and it was just as delicious. Thank you for this one!

  20. Question: If I wanted to use this recipe in a slow-cooker (because Korean BBQ slow-cooked sounds AMAZING), would you recommend using the marinade, the sauce, or both?

  21. Telamir,

    I would use the marinade while cooking then use the dipping sauce for pouring on top of the prepared lettuce wraps. Hope this helps!