These Asian meatball lettuce wraps have a spicy meatball with an Asian flare eaten with lettuce wraps and garnished with shredded carrots and minced green onions, served with a side of quinoa.
Recently I viewed a post that highlighted Top 50 Cities to see in Your Lifetime. Beautiful locations to dream about visiting. Somehow I have managed to visited 15 of the 50 but I have never seen any of the eastern Asian countries. And now my feet are itching to go.
Along with that I have been experiencing cooking and tasting new cuisines from around the world. I recognize that most likely I am preparing an Americanized version of the authentic recipe. I also realize that I am not able to distinguish between one Asian country to the next as far as flavors go. And because of that I label recipes “Asian” such as in these Asian Meatball Lettuce Wraps. One thing though I can guarantee you these Asian Meatball Lettuce Wraps are good, delicious, yummy, and actually fairly easy to make.
Asian Meatball Lettuce Wraps
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/2 cup panko crumbs
- 2 garlic cloves (grated)
- 1 TBS green onions (minced)
- 3 TBS carrot (shredded)
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp white sugar
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp teriyaki sauce
- 6 butter lettuce leaves
- 1/2 tsp powdered ginger
Teriyaki Simmer Sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
- 1 TBS ketchup
- 1 TBS rice vinegar
- 1 TBS honey
- 1/2 TBS sriracha
- minced onions as desired (optional)
- shredded carrots as desired (optional)
- chopped peanuts as desired (optional)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper
- In a medium bowl, add all your ingredients
- Mix everything together
- Form into balls about 2 inch diameters
- Place meatballs on the baking sheet
- Bake for 15 minutes and/or until meat reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees
- Remove from oven and simmer in sauce for 3 to 5 minutes, turning once
- Serve in a lettuce wrap with quinoa and garnishes
Teriyaki Simmer Sauce
- Put all ingredients in a sauce pan and whisk together
- Simmer with meatballs in for 3 to 5 minutes
- Additional sauce serve with meatballs in lettuce wraps
Enjoy your Asian Meatball Lettuce Wraps with this Teriyaki Simmering Sauce. There is a just a kicker of spice with the Sriracha sauce added. The sauce completes the wraps.
Asian Meatball Lettuce Wraps are good warm or cold.
Have you been to any of these lovely cities? If so what would you put on the top of my list?