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Spicy Beef Lettuce Wraps

Mario Batali
Servings: 10
1 to 30 min

This messy dish should be served with at least two napkins, but is worth every sloppy bite.

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Spicy Beef Lettuce Wraps
  • 1 Flank Steak (about 1 pound)
  • Salt
For the Marinade:
  • 1/4 cup Chopped scallions
  • 6 cloves Garlic (coarsely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Curry Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha hot sauce
For the Spicy Lime Sauce:
  • 1/3 cup Freshly squeezed lime juice (about 3 limes)
  • 1 tablespoon Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 Scallion (finely chopped)
  • 1 Garlic clove (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Hot sauce
To Assemble:
  • 2 Heads Butter Lettuce
  • 1 Jar Pre-made Kimchi
  • Sriracha (to taste)
  • Cilantro
  • For the Marinade: In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the marinade. Spread the marinade on both sides of steak and wrap the meat in plastic. Keep cold in a refrigerator or ice-filled cooler for at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours
  • For the Spicy Lime Sauce: In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the Spicy Lime Sauce and set aside until ready to serve or keep cold in a refrigerator or ice-filled cooler for up to 48 hours. Let the sauce come to room temperature before serving.
  • Remove the meat from the marinade and discard the marinade. Salt the steaks and grill them over medium-high heat to desired doneness, turning once, 10 to 12 minutes for medium-rare, 12 to 14 minutes for medium.
  • Let the steaks rest for 10 minutes. 
  • To Assemble: Slice steak and place into leaves of lettuce. Drizzle with Spicy Lime Sauce and top with Kimchi, cilantro and Sriracha.
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