Zesty Steak Lettuce Wraps

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zesty lettuce wrapsIt can be a daunting task to find low-carb options when you usually love everything having to do with bread, like sandwiches, crackers, or wraps. But with some creativity, you can skip a lot of carbs by tweaking your meals (which absolutely doesn’t mean skimping out on flavor!).


Try these Zesty Steak Lettuce Wraps on for size. Don’t knock the lettuce until you try it. Lettuce is a perfect low-carb substitute for bread on sandwiches or wraps (trust us, you’ll be pleasantly surprises). And there’s no lack of flavor here, thanks to its Asian-inspired sauce with a kick of cayenne pepper and our Premium Angus Flat Iron steak that practically melts in your mouth with every bite.

You can make ahead all the components and store them in a sealed lunch container to bring to work with you for a fuss-free, healthy lunch packed with protein and vitamins.

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Zesty Steak Lettuce Wraps
zesty lettuce wraps
Course
Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 lb premium angus flat iron steaks
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Red wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1/4 cup Carrots peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 lb premium angus flat iron steaks
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Red wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1/4 cup Carrots peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
zesty lettuce wraps
Instructions
For the Steak
  1. Generously salt and pepper both sides of the steak and allow to rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat a skillet over high heat with olive oil.
  3. Sear the steak for about 4 minutes on each side. Turn the temperature to low, cover, and cook for another 2 minutes or until medium rare.
  4. Allow steak to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  5. Slice into thin strips.
For the Drizzle
  1. In a small saucepan, bring soy sauce, brown sugar, red wine vinegar, ginger, and cayenne pepper to a rolling boil.
  2. Whisk in corn starch, stirring continuously until dissolved.
  3. Turn temperature to low and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add garlic, stir, and simmer for 3 more minutes until garlic is fragrant.
  5. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Drizzle should thicken as it sits.
Recipe Notes

To prepare a lettuce wrap, top a lettuce leaf with a few slices of steak and then carrots. Pour the drizzle generously over the carrots and steak. Enjoy!

If you love this recipe, you’ll probably also love our protein-packed steak breakfast tostada with steak from Chicago Steak Company, fresh avocado, and egg for a fresh punch of energy in the morning. We also have dozens of recipes for you to incorporate steak into your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners on Steak University.

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