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Beef Lettuce Hand Rolls


Failures can often times be the beginnings of good things.  This recipe would probably be a prime example of that. 

We actually started off with the intention of making a beef sushi roll.  It sounded good in our heads, but once we started making the dish, we ran into flavor and texture conflicts.  The seaweed would get soggy and the cucumber watered down all the beef.  Beef in sushi rolls are really good when done with white rice, but without the rice, the taste was just subpar and not something we could stand behind. 

So as we sat there and contemplated different ideas, the ‘Mrs’ said ‘we should replace the seaweed with the lettuce and lose the cucumbers’.  The lettuce would provide the texture and the filling effect we were looking for without it getting watered down. 

She was right on!  And although we didn’t end up a with a ‘keto sushi beef roll’, we really enjoyed our tastings of our semi sweet soy garlic beef lettuce hand roll and hope you do as well!

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This recipe is low-carb/keto friendly at ~3g of net carbs per serving and pretty filling enough to call a meal!  If you are planning on enjoying this as a main dish, we would suggest around 10 rolls per person.

The taste of this dish kind of reminds me of a lettuce wrap you might make yourself at Korean BBQ but with a little LCA twist to it.  It starts with the texture of crispy lettuce followed by flavors of semi sweet soy garlic infused in the beef with a touch of fire (if you are using the optional jalapeno).

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You will only need a couple of ingredients for this one, which are  Japanese sake, Swerve/Monkfruit, and Soy Sauce.

Here is the sake we normally use for reference and you can replace Japanese Sake with dry sherry if needed.  For everything else, you can purchase on Amazon

Note – You can usually get thinly sliced beef at your local Asian supermarket under packages labeled shabu-shabu (thin) or sukiyaki (slightly thicker). Either of these would work for this recipe.  Also, you can slice your own meat from a chuck/rib roast.

Now, let’s get started!

Prepping Time 10M

Cooking Time 5M

Total Time 15M

Net Carb/Serving ~3g 

Servings ~8-12 Rolls

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb of Thinly Sliced Chuck Roll or Ribeye Beef
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Inch Ginger
  • 1/4 Inch Jalapeno (optional)
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion
  • 8-12 Green Leaf Lettuce
  • 3 tbsp Japanese Sake
  • 2 tbsp Swerve/Monkfruit
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Lightly salt and pepper both sides of the meat and set aside.

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3) Finely dice ginger (no need to peel skin), green onion, and optional jalapeno and place all into a holding bowl.

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4) Prepare lettuce leaves by washing, drying, and cutting into 5-6 inches widths.  Transfer to serving plate.

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5) Grind garlic with a grinder or garlic press and set aside.

6) In a small Teflon fry pan, add 3 tbsp of Japanese sake, Swerve/Monkfruit, Soy Sauce, ground garlic and bring to boil.  Once boiling, reduce heat to med-low and let it cook for 1 minute while stirring occasionally (make sure you keep an eye out on this as Swerve/Monkfruit tends to burn much easier than sugar). Once the minute has passed, remove from heat and set aside.

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7) In a large Teflon fry pan, bring up to temperature on high, should take around 1 minute.  Once up to temp, place the sliced beef inside, mix well and cook until browned, should take around 2-4 minutes.

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8)  Once browned, add bowl with finely diced ginger, green onion, and optional jalapeno and mix well.  After mixing, pour sauce from step 6) and cook for additional 10-15 seconds and transfer to serving plate.

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9) You can either serve this dish as family style where each person would wrap their own lettuce beef rolls, or serve it pre-wrapped on individual plates.  Either way, you would prepare the rolls by placing 1-2 slices of beef onto the center of each lettuce wrap and rolling the leaf to form a roll.  You can use a toothpick to ensure it holds its shape if you are serving it as pre-wrapped rolls.

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Beef Lettuce Hand Rolls

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Beef Lettuce Hand Rolls. Enjoy this delicious fusion at only ~3g Net Carb / Serving. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: ketoasianbeeflettuce, ketoasianbeefwrap, ketoteriyakibeefwrap, lowcarbasianbeeflettuce, lowcarbbeefwrap, lowcarbteriyakibeefwrap
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb Thinly Sliced Chuckroll or Ribeye Beef
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Inch Ginger
  • 1/4 Inch Jalapeno
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion
  • 8-12 Leaves Green or Iceburg Lettuce
  • 3 tbsp Japanese Sake
  • 2 tbsp Swerve/Monkfruit
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 Cloves Garlic

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Lightly salt and pepper both sides of the meat and set aside.
  • Finely dice ginger (no need to peel skin), green onion, and optional jalapeno and place all into a holding bowl.
  • Prepare lettuce leaves by washing, drying, and cutting into 5-6 inches widths. Transfer to serving plate.
  • Grind garlic with a grinder or garlic press and set aside.
  • In a small Teflon fry pan, add 3 tbsp of Japanese sake, Swerve/Monkfruit, Soy Sauce, ground garlic and bring to boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to med-low and let it cook for 1 minute while stirring occasionally (make sure you keep an eye out on this as Swerve/Monkfruit tends to burn much easier than sugar). Once the minute has passed, remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a large Teflon fry pan, bring up to temperature on high, should take around 1 minute. Once up to temp, place the sliced beef inside, mix well and cook until browned, should take around 2-4 minutes.
  • Once browned, add bowl with finely diced ginger, green onion, and optional jalapeno and mix well. After mixing, pour sauce from step 6) and cook for additional 10-15 seconds and transfer to serving plate.
  • You can either serve this dish as family style where each person would wrap their own lettuce beef rolls, or serve it pre-wrapped on individual plates. Either way, you would prepare the rolls by placing 1-2 slices of beef onto the center of each lettuce wrap and rolling the leaf to form a roll. You can use a toothpick to ensure it holds its shape if you are serving it as pre-wrapped rolls!

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