Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps

Sesame Beef Lettuce WrapsI am having a proud mother moment. My daughter wanted to make dinner for the family so she thought about it for awhile and decided to make steak lettuce wraps. We found a recipe online at Under the High Chair that looked perfect. She made the marinade first followed by the dipping sauce. Once the rice was cooked she then carefully cooked the beef – all by herself! The lettuce wraps were VERY tasty and so much fun to eat. Be warned – they are REALLY MESSY! The whole family loved her dinner and we gobbled up every last bite. I don’t know who was more proud – my daughter or me.

Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps:
Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of
Original recipe by Under the High Chair


  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • Freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb flank steak, cut against grain into thin slices

Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps

Combine all of the marinade ingredients together in a bowl then mix well. Slice the steak, against the grain, into thin strips. Place the steak into the marinade and mix until the meat is evenly coated. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 1-3 hours.

Korean Barbecue Dipping Sauce:

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sriracha chile sauce (more if you want it spicy)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp green onion
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp water

Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps

Combine all ingredients together and mix well. Set aside to let the flavors mingle.

Other ingredients:

  • Butter lettuce leaves
  • Shredded carrot
  • Green onion, chopped
  • Brown rice, cooked per instructions

Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps

Cook the rice per instructions. Once the rice is cooked it’s time to cook the beef.

Heat 1/2 tbsp of canola oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat. Once the pan is HOT add half of the beef and cook for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from heat and put into a serving dish. Coat the skillet with another 1/2 tbsp of canola oil and add the remaining beef once the pan is HOT again. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned.

For serving, place a bit of rice in a lettuce leaf followed by beef, carrots, and green onions. Drizzle a bit of the dipping sauce on top then fold and eat. Make sure you have plenty of napkins on hand because these are messy. Enjoy.

Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps

Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of

  Pin It

37 Responses to “Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps”

  1. 1

    Barefeet In The Kitchen — August 25, 2011 @ 4:13 am

    Are you serious? That is awesome! You should be very proud. What a girl. I'm impressed! Her meal sounds and looks delicious.

  2. 2

    Victor — August 25, 2011 @ 5:21 am

    Aimée from Under The High Chair/Simple Bites has quite a range of interesting and creative recipes. Each time we buy beef, we always marinate, so much flavours, great on rice. We usually add a tsp of cornstarch for tenderness, an Asian trick!

  3. 3

    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente — August 25, 2011 @ 6:59 am

    Wow you should be proud of your daughter if she can cook that. You will soon be able to lay back and put your feet up LOL Diane

  4. 4

    Arizona Diamondbacks — August 25, 2011 @ 8:17 am

    very delicious food !

  5. 5

    bellini — August 25, 2011 @ 9:00 am

    You have a budding chef there. Definitely something to be proud of mom:D

  6. 6

    Cate — August 25, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    What a great accomplishment – she made a fantastic meal!!!! You have done good!!!

    Alos looks fantastic – something I would like to recreate!!

  7. 7

    Mrs Bent — August 25, 2011 @ 9:49 am

    I have to try this, thank you for posting such a great recipe

  8. 8

    Martha — August 25, 2011 @ 10:43 am

    two thumbs UP! You've done a great job of teaching her! And she did a wnderful job of following those instructions!

  9. 9

    The Blonde Duck — August 25, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    So much better than PF Changs!

  10. 10

    Anonymous — August 25, 2011 @ 11:29 am

    And this is why your children are such adventurous eaters- you let them cook! And your daughter even got to wear that cute pink apron…I'm jealous! 😉

    Kim in MD

  11. 11

    Jenn — August 25, 2011 @ 12:57 pm

    What a fantastic job your daughter did! Not only should you be proud, but she should be proud of the accomplishment too! Some adults can't (or won't) cook something as lovely as that!

  12. 12

    Fallon — August 25, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

    Aww your little girl is so cute!! She is going to be just like you in the kitchen. Her meal looks delicious!

  13. 13

    StephenC — August 25, 2011 @ 2:06 pm

    I didn't see a mention of your daughter's age, but she looks quite young. I hope she reads all these comments so that she knows how all we strangers congratulate her.

  14. 14

    Chandra — August 25, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

    This sounds amazing! My fiance is an avid cook and definitely enjoys cooking Asian-inspired dishes. I will share this one with him!

  15. 15

    Chelsea — August 25, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

    I love lettuce wraps! I've never had one with beef!

  16. 16

    We Are Not Martha — August 25, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

    Lettuce wraps are one of the best foods ever. And using beef instead of chicken is such a good idea! 🙂


  17. 17

    Marjie — August 25, 2011 @ 4:47 pm

    What a proud night, indeed! How wonderful that she's cooking at such an early age! (Mine can all cook, but not for all of us. That would drive any sane person to drink.)

  18. 18

    Mandy — August 25, 2011 @ 4:54 pm

    Awww, I love that she wanted to make dinner and then proceeded to do it all by herself! Hooray! These sound and look delicious.

  19. 19

    Joanne — August 25, 2011 @ 5:31 pm

    I spy…a food blogger in the making! This looks like one delicious meal!

  20. 20

    Gloria — August 25, 2011 @ 8:38 pm

    look beautiful Pam and I love your little girl!! gloria

  21. 21

    PeggyR — August 25, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

    Those sound good. One of the main things I miss about Norm being in assistant living is cooking for him since he is not a fussy eater. It's hard to cook for one.

  22. 22

    fittingbackin — August 25, 2011 @ 9:10 pm

    so pretty! Love the look of these – colorful and yummy – will try!

  23. 23

    Rescie — August 25, 2011 @ 10:58 pm

    God Bless her, she looks so serious. The recipe looks terrific and I hope I can do half as well as your daughter. Like mom, like daughter but did you start as young.

  24. 24

    Toni W. — August 25, 2011 @ 11:47 pm

    looks delicious and easy!

  25. 25

    Reem — August 26, 2011 @ 12:42 am

    Wow such a wonderful daughter, you sure must be a proud mama. The recipe looks terrific. Great job…. to your daughter.

  26. 26

    teresa — August 26, 2011 @ 1:16 am

    fabulous! these look SO good, and so healthy to boot!

  27. 27

    Words Of Deliciousness — August 26, 2011 @ 1:30 am

    It looks like your daughter did a great job! I bet she was proud of herself, she should be.

  28. 28

    Rosita Vargas — August 26, 2011 @ 4:40 am

    This sounds amazing very nice girl Pam cook, hugs.

  29. 29

    MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College — August 26, 2011 @ 5:29 am

    This is so impressive 🙂 The only reason I am who I am today is because of my Mom letting me in on the cooking everyday. Those lettuce wraps look like quite the accomplishment!

  30. 30

    Ann G — August 26, 2011 @ 6:08 am

    Wow! That's the biggest bottle of Soy Sauce I have ever seen!

  31. 31

    Lusi N — August 28, 2011 @ 11:02 am

    Yum Yum!

  32. 32

    Chris — August 29, 2011 @ 12:50 am

    What, she couldn't take her own pictures too? (ha ha, just kidding)

    I have to save the dipping sauce, that will go with so many things! You should be proud of your kiddo, she did well.

  33. 33

    Laura — August 29, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

    Just made this recipe and it was amazing!!!! It's going on our favorites rotation. We subbed quinoa for the rice and it was just as delicious. Thank you for this one!

  34. 34

    Barbara — August 31, 2011 @ 3:55 pm

    I am so craving this right now…

  35. 35

    Telamir — August 31, 2011 @ 6:37 pm

    Question: If I wanted to use this recipe in a slow-cooker (because Korean BBQ slow-cooked sounds AMAZING), would you recommend using the marinade, the sauce, or both?

  36. 36

    Pam — August 31, 2011 @ 10:40 pm


    I would use the marinade while cooking then use the dipping sauce for pouring on top of the prepared lettuce wraps. Hope this helps!


  37. 37

    Sesame Seasoned, Asian Inspired Dishes | Yummly — April 10, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    […] Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps from For the Love of Cooking […]

Leave a Comment