Teriyaki Meatball Lettuce Wraps
These teriyaki meatball lettuce wraps are filled with beef meatballs covered in a sweet and spicy teriyaki sauce, carrots, cabbage, and peanuts for a delicious Asian inspired meal, that is healthier and delicious.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/2 cup panko crumbs
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 1 TBS minced green onions
- 3 TBS shredded carrot
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp teriyaki sauce
- 1/2 tsp dried ginger
Teriyaki Simmer Sauce
- 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
- 2 TBS soy sauce
- 1 TBS ketchup
- 1 TBS rice vinegar
- 1 TBS honey
- 1/2 TBS sriracha
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 TBS cornstarch
- 1 head butter lettuce (or Boston lettuce)
- shredded green or red cabbage (optional)
- shredded carrots (optional)
- diced bell peppers (optional)
- sliced green onions (optional)
- chopped peanuts (optional)
- fresh cilantro (optional)
- sesame seeds (optional)
For Teriyaki Meatballs:
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set it aside.
Add all the ingredients for your meatballs to a large bowl, and mix them together until just combined.
Shape the mixture into balls each about 1 to 1.5 inches. Place them each 1 to 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake the meatballs for 12 to 17 minutes, or until the meatballs reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.
Remove from the oven, and set aside until needed.
For Sticky Teriyaki Sauce:
Add teriyaki sauce, ketchup, rice vinegar, honey, and sriracha to a small sauce pan and whisk together.
Simmer over medium low heat, stirring often.
In a small bowl, whisk together water and cornstarch.
Add the cornstarch slurry to the teriyaki sauce slowly.
Continue to cook the sauce, stirring often, until the sauce is thickened slightly.
Add the baked meatballs to the sauce, and cook them in the sauce for 3 to 5 minutes.
Additional sauce serve with meatballs in lettuce wraps
For Lettuce Wraps:
Take 1 lettuce leaf and add a small spoonful of rice or quinoa.
Add 1 to 2 meatballs, with a slotted spoon so as to not get too much sauce.
Add desired toppings, and enjoy!
Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 1078mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 716IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg