M’s Favourite Dinners

Sweet and Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps

4 servings


10 minutes

active time

30 minutes

total time


2 teaspoons fresh ground ginger

2 cloves garlic (minced)

1 tablespoon honey (omit for whole30 option)

2 tablespoons coconut aminos (or soy sauce)

2 tablespoons nut butter (peanut butter or cashew butter is best)

1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

2 teaspoons sriracha (more or less to adjust spice level)

1 lb ground pork

1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts (drained and diced)

1 red pepper (diced)

1 cup shredded carrots

1 small yellow onion (diced)

Butter lettuce leaves for serving

Topping: green onions, cilantro and crushed peanuts

3 tablespoons coconut aminos (or soy sauce)

1 tablespoon nut butter

2 teaspoons honey

1 teaspoon sriracha


Add all of the sauce ingredients to a medium bowl and whisk well. Set aside.

Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Once it's hot, add the ground pork and cook until no pink remains. To make it crispy, stir occasionally to allow the pork to sit in the hot oil before stirring. This crisps the outsides to a golden brown color.

When the pork is done, add the water chestnuts, red pepper, carrots and onion and cook until soft, 5-7 minutes.

Stir in the sauce until it's completely combined then turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer for 8-10 minutes to thicken and develop the flavor.

Remove the pan from the heat then serve inside the lettuce cups. You may need to double up the lettuce cups for a sturdier wrap. Top with chopped scallions, cilantro and peanuts if desired.

If you're making the sauce, whisk all of the ingredients together in a small bowl while the pork filling simmers. Top the lettuce wraps with sauce before serving.


Serving Size

2 lettuce wraps


409 kcal

Total Fat

28 g

Saturated Fat


Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



82 mg


300 mg

Total Carbohydrate

17 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars

7 g


22 g

4 servings


10 minutes

active time

30 minutes

total time
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