Teriyaki Beef Lettuce Cups + More Lettuce-Wrapped Lunch Recipes

Nov 8 2018
Bored with salads but trying to avoid the high carb counts of sandwiches? These protein-packed lettuce cups are just what you need! A little sweet, a lot savory… fresh and fun!

Hungry Girl Healthy Teriyaki Beef Lettuce Cups Recipe

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1/4th of recipe (3 lettuce cups): 215 calories, 5g total fat (2g sat fat), 694mg sodium, 16g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 10g sugars, 25g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 4*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 4*

Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 4*

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes


1 lb. raw extra-lean ground beef (4% fat or less)

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/8 tsp. each salt and black pepper

1/2 cup canned crushed pineapple packed in juice, lightly drained

1/3 cup thick teriyaki marinade or sauce, or more for topping

1/4 cup canned water chestnuts, drained and roughly chopped

12 medium iceberg or butter lettuce leaves

1/2 cup chopped scallions


Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add beef, onion, and seasonings. Cook, stir, and crumble until beef is fully cooked and onion has softened, 5 - 7 minutes.

Reduce heat to low. Add pineapple, teriyaki, and water chestnuts. Cook and stir until hot and well mixed, about 2 minutes.

Just before serving, evenly distribute among lettuce leaves, about 1/4 cup each. Top with scallions.


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