Amy's Lettuce Wraps


My personal spin on a popular restaurant recipe. Preparation is the key to making this recipe successful, so plan ahead and you won't be disappointed! This recipes uses ground pork and is conventional recipes only husband approved!

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


Dipping Sauce:

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • teaspoon sesame oil

Hot Mustard:

  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard

  • 2 teaspoons water, divided

Stir-Fry Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon rice vinegar


  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil, divided

  • 1 pound ground pork

  • 1 cup minced water chestnuts

  • 8 ounces chopped fresh mushrooms

  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onion

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

To Serve:

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce

  • 1 teaspoon red chile paste, or more to taste


  1. Combine 1/2 cup water and white sugar together in a small microwave-safe bowl. Warm in the microwave to dissolve sugar, about 30 seconds. Add 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, ketchup, lemon juice, and sesame oil; mix until dipping sauce is well-blended. Cover with plastic wrap and chill, about 30 minutes.

  2. Combine dry mustard with a few drops of water. Mix in remaining water until mixture is the consistency of hot mustard.

  3. Whisk 2 tablespoons soy sauce, brown sugar, and ½ teaspoon rice vinegar in a small bowl to make stir-fry sauce.

  4. Heat 2 tablespoons peanut oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add pork; cook and stir until browned, about 5 minutes. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, water chestnuts, mushrooms, green onions, and garlic; saute until flavors combine, about 2 minutes. Pour in stir-fry sauce; stir to coat pork mixture evenly, 3 to 4 minutes.

  5. Cut out lettuce stem and wash thoroughly. Discard outer leaf. Carefully peel off whole leaves and slice in half lengthwise. Arrange on a plate lined with paper towels.

  6. Scoop dipping sauce into small bowls or ramekins. Mix in hot mustard and red chile paste to desired level of spiciness. Spoon pork filling into lettuce halves and roll up; top or dip wraps with dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

320 Calories
19g Fat
23g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 320
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 718mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 524mg 11%

* 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.

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