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lettuce leaves filled with Korean ground beef
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Korean Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps

15 minute Korean Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps. Korean seasoned ground beef with green onions and match stick carrots nestled in lettuce leaves and drizzled with a spicy-sweet sauce.
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: korean ground beef lettuce wraps, korean lettuce wraps, lettuce wraps, ground beef lettuce wraps, korean beef lettuce wraps
Servings: 4


Lettuce Wraps:

  • 1 head butter lettuce leaves separated
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • 2 large garlic cloves grated
  • 2 tablespoon gochujang or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 green onions trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1/4 cup Lucky Foods Kalbi Sauce
  • 2 tablespoon water

Lettuce Wraps Sauce:

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon gochujang or more to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Kalbi Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

Optional Fillers/Toppings:

  • cooked rice instant or leftover work best
  • sliced green onions
  • dry roasted peanuts crushed or finely chopped
  • cilantro


  • Separate and wash the lettuce then set it aside.
  • Whisk the orange marmalade, gochujang, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce and Kalbi Sauce together in a bowl then set it aside as well.
  • If you’re including rice in the lettuce wraps, prepare the instant rice or reheat any leftover rice you’re using.

Lettuce Wraps Filling:

  • Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat then crumble in the ground beef. Season with salt and pepper, add grated garlic and cook until beef is browned (breaking up the meat). Drain any excess grease.
  • old in the Gochujang, ginger, thinly sliced green onions, matchstick carrots, Kalbi sauce and water. Stir to blend everything then cover and simmer 2 minutes.


  • If you’re using rice,  add a small scoop to the lettuce leaves then top with the Korean ground beef. Drizzle 1-2 teaspoons of the sauce and whatever toppings you prefer.