Row Jin Wo-Jiuh - Spicy Lettuce Rolls


A brilliantly different starter or snack. Made from minced beef, lamb, pork or turkey served rolled in a large lettuce leaf.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 lettuce rolls


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced

  • 1 red onion, finely diced

  • 2 stalks celery, finely diced

  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

  • 1 pinch ground coriander

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • ½ pound ground beef

  • 1 dash soy sauce

  • 4 large iceberg lettuce leaves

  • 4 long chives


  1. Heat butter in a large skillet; stir in the red pepper, red onion, celery, and pine nuts. Cook and stir until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle the paprika, coriander, and cayenne pepper over the vegetables; stir to blend. Stir in the ground beef and dash of soy sauce.

  2. Cook and stir until beef is browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Drain fat.

  3. Divide the beef mixture between the lettuce leaves. Gently roll up leaves, encasing the meat. Tie lettuce rolls with long chives. Serve immediately.

Cook's Note

These lettuce rolls also taste wonderful when made with lamb, pork, or turkey.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

185 Calories
13g Fat
6g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 185
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 87mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 42mg 209%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 315mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.