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Minced Pork and Watermelon Lettuce Wraps

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars

"Nice easy meal and fun for the kids!"
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50 m servings 535
Original recipe yields 4 servings (12 wraps)


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  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a heavy, non-stick skillet over high heat. Cook and stir the garlic, ginger, and onion in the hot oil until fragrant, about 1 minute; add the ground pork to the mixture and cook until completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain any excess liquid from the skillet.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the carrot and celery to the pork mixture; cook and stir until the carrot and celery begin to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir the soy sauce and green onions into the mixture; remove the skillet from the heat and add the hoisin sauce and pine nuts. Stir the mixture until evenly mixed. Fold the watermelon into the mixture.
  3. Spoon the pork mixture into the middle of the lettuce leaves; wrap the lettuce around the filling to serve.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 535 calories; 34 31.3 29.2 75 681 Full nutrition

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Delicious! The sweetness of the watermelon plays well against the saltiness of the hoisin and the pine nuts. celery and lettuce add a nice crunch. I used leftover pork but otherwise followed t...

How is it that I'm only the third review in 3 years?? This dish is out-of-this-world delicious. I'm so happy I took a chance on it! It looks a tad sauce-heavy in the pan and I thought there was...

I have made this twice. Once as written and once with chicken. Also as none of us like pine nut's used almond flake's 1st time and roughly chopped Macadame nut the following. All give a great fl...

I highly recommend this recipe with one caveat: mix the minced garlic and ginger in with the pork THEN put the mixture into the pan to cook. Doing this infuses the meat with the garlic and ging...

This was quite excellent! It sounded so good to me, but I can understand that people are intimidated by the unique addition of the watermelon. It turns out to be a perfect flavor and texture com...

Okay honestly give this recipe a shot, it's so good. I omitted carrots just because my boyfriend doesn't like them, and I was way too lazy to make these into wraps so I just served it on torn up...

The watermelon is a very nice addition to this. There is no heat to this at all, so next time I may add a pepper or two. Also, I'll likely add the celery at the end with the watermelon to give ...