Almost done with my week of being healthy so I can get back to the pioneer woman cooking. What cracks me up is I have already lost three pounds!! I think I will just work out more to try and counteract the delicious food! Still worth it though and I think my husband is enjoying some different recipes.
I made a Chinese flavored ground beef lettuce wrap. Everytime we go to a Chinese restaurant this is one of the appetizers I go for!
Chinese Lettuce Wraps w/ Green Beans
Delicious Scale- 9 out of 10
Husband Delicious Scale- 9 out of 10
Prep Time- 30 minutes
1 pound ground beef
1 Tbsp sesame oil
3 garlic cloves minced
3 slices ginger minced
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp sriracha (more or less based on you spice level)
A few thinly cut carrots
Start by browning the meat in the sesame oil, garlic and ginger. Drain 90% of the fat off. Add the soy sauce, brown sugar and sriracha until the meat looks shiny. Transfer the meat to a bowl. I julienne cut some carrots and then added them to the same pan to soak up all the left over flavor. Give them a little bit of a char and take them out of the pan.
I used two leaves of romaine and piled on the meat and carrots on top. I served this with a side of green beans.
I have noticed when I let my daughter help she is more likely to eat it. So I have her up next to me helping put everything into the pan.
Of course you have to lick the brown sugar out of the measuring cup! We don’t waist.
I have learned to embrace the mess because of how much joy she gets from helping. I can clean anytime but you don’t get these moments back.
As for the green beans I use fresh green beans and threw them in boiling water to soften. I cut and Lexi tosses them in.
I boiled them for about 15 minutes and then threw them in the same saute pan I used for the meat and carrots. This creates even more flavor. I add a tsp of sesame oil, 1 Tbsp butter, half of a chopped white onion, 2 cloves garlic and a tsp or so of soy sauce. Saute this for about five minutes to absorb the flavor. Guys this is so so good! Amazing flavor profile you will not think your eating healthy.
Plus she ate all of it! Complete win! Have some fun with your kids!