Sunday, November 7, 2010

Teriyaki Beef Lettuce Wraps

I have never given Michaela lettuce before, so I was pretty impressed that she ate this.  I think that since she is used to eating burritos, this was a little bit more appealing to her than it would have been otherwise.  Rafael loved it too, but he just ate a bowl of rice and meat.

1 c long grain rice, prepared according to package directions
1 lb ground beef
1 1/2 c milk
1/2 c teriyaki sauce
1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
2 carrots, shredded
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp ground ginger
2 green onions, sliced
juice from 1/2 lemon
8 leaves Romaine lettuce

Brown the ground beef in a skillet.  Drain grease.  Add milk, teriyaki sauce, cornstarch, carrots, garlic, and ginger.  Simmer about 10 minutes or until sauce is thickened.  Add onions and lemon juice.  To serve, put some rice on each leave and top with the meat mixture.

The smaller leaves near the center of the head of Romaine are perfect for kids!  They are more rigid and curved so they hold the food in more easily.

Adapted slightly from Dairy Goodness


  1. Whenever me and my friends go out, I always order teriyaki beef. It's just delicious!

  2. I think I forgot to comment; I emailed this to myself but have not yet made it. So today I printed it out because I really want to try it. It looks good and I like the lettuce that goes with it.