We don’t have time to go out to eat very often, but years ago we had some lettuce wraps that we loved. This year, we are focusing on eating healthier, so we thought we would make our own lettuce wraps. This recipe is easy to make, and the leftovers save well. I can come home from work and microwave the leftovers no problem!
This recipe is vegetarian since our family is vegetarian, but you could use real beef if that is your preference.
~ 1 bag veggie crumbles
~ 1 white onion (chopped)
~ a few cloves of garlic (minced)
~ 8 oz can of water chestnuts
~ bunch of scallions (I cut up about 6 or so)
~ head of lettuce (iceberg)
~ Seasonings: hoisin, soy sauce, chili paste, etc.
Chop the onion into small pieces. Saute in oil until they begin to turn clear.
Then add in the minced garlic and sliced green onions. I drizzle in some sesame oil for added taste, but not necessary.
Lastly, I add the chopped water chestnuts and veggie crumbles. Sometimes I find if the water chestnuts are already chopped, I still want to cut them up a bit smaller.
Morningstar Farms is my favorite brand of crumbles, and the 12 oz bag is perfect. You may want to microwave the crumbles while you are cooking the onions so that the recipe cooks up faster. Simply add the crumbles to your pan, and mix. All that’s left is seasoning.
The sauce mix is not a perfect measurement. I use a small bowl and I start with a heaping tablespoon of hoisin sauce, about a tablespoon of soy sauce, then adding in a little chili paste. If you don’t have chili paste, you could add in some red pepper flakes. Or, if you don’t like the spicy element, leave it out!
Mix until you reach your desired flavor and everything is nice and hot. I like to cook it so it isn’t soggy, but the onions aren’t too soft.
Remove large pieces of iceberg lettuce, and add spoonfuls of the mix on to the lettuce. You can roll, wrap, or eat ‘open-face’!
And don’t forget to pop your leftovers back in the fridge for easy leftovers! I love this recipe because you have the meaty crumbles mixed with crunchy bits of water chestnuts.
This does sound good. I haven’t bought meat in years, and these crumbles would be a nice way to have a delish option like this. I want to tell my sister about it, her son is dating a vegetarian, and she’s trying to figure out what to cook – one meal for them and a different one for her, but hard to figure out what to make. This makes a good meal easy!
oh my gosh YUM! i love lettuce wraps and this sounds great!
I would love to try this. Love luettuce wraps
i loveeeeeeee these. my kids always finish them up.
This looks so good! And I love onions! I am going to give this a try for a meatless Monday meal.
This look really good and healthy. I will have to try these out.
I love lettuce wraps. This looks like a great way to make it even healthier!
I’m always looking for meat substitutions, this looks delicious!
This looks really delicious. I need to give the Morningstar Farms crumbles a try!
I love the fresh ingredients you used! This looks delicious!!!
This looks good. I’ve never tried the Morningstar Farms Veggie Crumbles. I’ve only tried their burgers, and they are delicious. I love lettuce wraps, and will totally try this recipe. Thank you.
I love using lettuce as a wrap. this looks delicious
This looks amazing! Can’t wait to make this for my family. I’m sure they’ll love it.
these look totally delicious! And easy to make !
Looks delicious. I love using meat substitutes whenever I can. We’re not vegetarian at home but I make a strong effort to limit our meat consumption. And having a lettuce wrap seems like a fun way to eat.
This looks really good! We love vegetarian meals in our home.
I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how good the veggie crumbles are. I’ve used them for tacos quite a bit and the kids love them.
Ohhhhhhh I totally want to try these! They look so delish, and would be perfect for lunch when our vegetarian friends come to stay for the weekend!
This looks delicious!! Lettuce wraps are such a good dinner/lunch idea.
I make a similar recipe a lot because it’s so quick, easy and tasty. We’ll have to try out those morning start crumbles! Always changing things up!
I LOVE Morning Star Farms. I eat their veggie nuggets in a wrap almost everyday for lunch! I do not really have to eat vegan but I can not eat beef and chicken and I have to stay away from dairy for the most part. So this brand has been great!!
Yummy, Looks yummy in my tummy. I can’t wait to try this
Wraps are my favourites. I Can’t wait to try this
Very timely! We have friends who are vegetarians who are coming over and I have no idea what to serve them. It looks a bit easy to prepare and delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
This does look really good. I’ve never tried anything like veggie crumbles. We’re mostly vegetarian, I think this would be a big hit!